What if you could travel across the sea to a famous prehistoric site in Southern England without shelling out an arm and a leg for travel fees or ever leaving The Heart of Dixie? If you're down for a little adventure and are looking for things to do in Alabama, the Stonehenge of the south is calling your name. You can go ahead and forget the passport for this one.
Alabama's Stonehenge, also known as Bamahenge, is located in Elberta, just a 45-minute drive from Mobile.
Photos of this location are sure to spark your wanderlust; and the cherry on top? It's free to visit — totally worth a little low-budget road trip. Pack a picnic and bring your boo and you suddenly have an affordable day date.
This Stonehenge replica is made completely from fiberglass, created in 2012 by artist Mark Cline. Cline built Bamahenge to have the same dimensions as its English counterpart, bringing a little bit of the country over-seas to the fields of Alabama.
At 21 feet tall and 104 feet wide, Bamahenge is even arranged in the same formation as Stonehenge. The site is tucked away in the center of a forest clearing off of Barber Parkway.
The dinos were also created by Cline and include a T. Rex, a Stegosaurus, a Triceratops, and a Brontosaurus. If you're visiting Bamahenge, totally take a little detour to the other pieces too.
The real Stonehenge was built thousands of years ago. The monument resides in Southern England and attracts 1 million visitors every year.
The Heart of Dixie isn't the only state with its own version of the famous site. Coral Castle is considered Florida's Stonehenge and is a local must-see.
Whether you need to satisfy your wanderlust for a trip abroad or simply love a little road trip, these incredible structures will blow your mind. Don't forget to add this stop to your 'Bama bucket list and fill your feed with awesome photos of your adventure!
Address: 8CJM+H4 Elberta, AL
Why You Need To Go: This incredible Stonehenge replica will leave you in awe. Best of all, it won't cost you a dime.
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