We've all heard of the Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. Even if you can't take a trip there just yet, you can visit the next best thing in the Evergreen State. There's a Stonehenge in Washington, and although it's a replica, it's still steeped in history just like the original version.
A three-hour drive from Seattle, this relic is located in rural Washington's Maryhill. You can get spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge in all its glory from the hilltop where it's nestled.
It's open every day from 7 a.m. until dusk and you can visit it for free too.
The construction for the "American Stonehenge" began in 1918. Although its builder Sam Hill, who was friends with celebrities of the time, envisioned a fancy community around it, he dedicated the monument to war heroes.
It, today, stands as the nation’s first WWI memorial.
As you walk through the massive pillars made of concrete, it'll lead you to a bluff with spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, mountains and bridges.
You can also spot gigantic windmills dotting the landscape from here.
Several vineyards, like Maryhill Winery and Waving Tree, and several fruit orchards are strewn around it, and you can stop by them afterward too.
While pretty sunflowers bloom around it in the summer, the snow in the winter makes it next-level gorgeous.
The secluded spot is surrounded by miles of grassy lands, so smoking and using fire is not allowed here.
It remains a golden area for nature's fiery sunsets, silhouette photography and stargazing during warmer months. So, make sure to plan a trip with your boo to this secluded spot ASAP.
The Pacific Northwest is a slice of heaven for adventurers.
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Address: Stonehenge Dr, Maryhill, WA
Why You Need To Go: You can see a Stonehenge replica in America and get spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge
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