Foamhenge

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Detail of Foamhenge.

Foamhenge is a full-size replica of Stonehenge made entirely out of styrofoam.[1] It was originally located in Natural Bridge, Virginia, but is being relocated to Fairfax County, VA in early 2017.[1][2] The structure was created by Mark Cline of Enchanted Castle Studio[1] in 2004, with the pieces in astronomically correct positions.[3] Cline has described Foamhenge as his greatest achievement.[4]

It has become a tourist attraction, scoring an average 4 out of 5 stars from 221 reviews on TripAdviser as of October 2015.[5] By 2015, the foam structure had deteriorated markedly, to the point where some "stones" had split and were held in place with wooden supports.[6]

Due to Natural Bridge becoming a state park in 2016, Foamhenge has been dismantled and is currently undergoing a transition to Fairfax County, VA.[2] The structure will be relocated to Cox Farms, a family farm near Centreville in Northern Virginia, according to Cline.[2] Cox Farms is a 116-acre family farm and business in Fairfax County, VA, less than an hour drive from Washington DC.

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  1. ^ a b c "Foamhenge". Roadside America. Retrieved 1 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.richmond.com/life/bill-lohmann/article_df7dd8a7-8fa5-5d48-8e06-d5f335d4042f.html
  3. ^ Adamiak, Jessica (August 2011). "Foamhenge, Natural Bridge, VA". Travel + Leisure Magazine. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Carlson, Peter (April 24, 2006). "Jurassic Lark". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Foamhenge - TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights". Archived from the original on 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Harlan, Susan (25 August 2015). "Foamhenge, Stonehenge's unholy twin, guards its mystery in byways of Virginia". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 

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Coordinates: 37°38′27″N 79°32′29″W / 37.640723°N 79.541333°W / 37.640723; -79.541333