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Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia

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Can’t make it to England to cross Stonehenge off your bucket list? No worries. Did you know you can see the next best thing right here in the United States? That’s right, who needs to take a plane all the way overseas to see a pile of rocks when you can stay stateside and see a pile of…foam… Who needs STONEHENGE when you can travel to Natural Bridge, Virginia and see FOAMHENGE.

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

While the druids crafted their grounds from stone over thousands of years, artist and fiberglass sculptor Mark Cline of Enchanted Castle Studio took a different approach in Natural Bridge, Virginia: Foam. Styrofoam to be exact. Foamhenge is a full-scale styrofoam replica of the iconic English tourist attraction. In 2004, after only ten days of construction, the roadside attraction opened on April 1: April Fools Day.

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

Yes, Foamhenge is a full-sized replica that sits atop a small hill is completely crafted from Styrofoam. And, yes, it is an amazing site to behold. I saw it while taking a road trip around Virginia.

It may have debuted on April Fools Day, but this oddity is no joke!

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

Did I say Foamhenge is next best thing to Stonehenge? I think maybe Stonehenge is the next best thing to this…

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia

While Foamhenge became a very popular tourist attraction, topping must-visit lists and garnering national media attention through the years, the structure was never meant to be permanent. So, after 12 years in Natural Bridge, the structure had seen better days.

Unfortunately, Foamhenge closed it’s original location, and the pieces of the structure were put into storage, in 2016, after The Natural Bridge became a state park. However, it’s slated to re-open again, fixed up and improved, in 2017 in a new location: Cox Farms, near Centreville, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C.

Site: Foamhenge
Original Location: Hwy 11 South, Natural Bridge, VA
New Location: Cox Farms, 15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120
Hours: Daylight hours.
Date: September 1, 2010

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Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia - Roadside Attractions in Virginia
Foamhenge in Natural Bridge, Virginia – Roadside Attractions in Virginia

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Val

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

Val also blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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