Stonehenge Replica @ Maryhill Washington
This place would be worth seeing even if you had to pay a fee, which as of this writing you don't! Sam Hill's replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill Washington. The monument was built to honor those who gave their lives in WWI. It was originally dedicated on July 4th 1918 but was not completed until 1929. It's a full size, astronomically aligned version of the one in England. The local scenery is spectacular and getting there is a great part of the experience.
For those who like to travel the Interstate, take I-84 east from Portland or west from Pendleton to the Hwy 97 - Biggs Junction exit (104) then head north over the bridge and stay on 97 to the intersection with Washington Hwy 14. Head east (right turn) on 14 appx. 1 mile to Stonehenge Drive, mile post 98, then follow the signs.
If you want a more
leisurely, scenic drive just take Wa. St Rt 14 east from Vancouver
or west from I-82 (US 395) Kennewick. We've done the Hwy 14 route a
few times in the truck - camper and also on 2 wheels. Either way,
it's a nice ride!
The last time we visited there was a gift shop but it's been a couple years. Does anyone know if it's still open? They had some pretty nice T shirts for a good price!
And did I mention the view of the Columbia River - Gorge area, WOW!