The Stonehenge Replica is located on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas. 20 stone blocks appear to replicate the original Stonehenge in England.
While the size and shapes of the blocks are very similar to the original Stonehenge, the Stonehenge Replica is about 14% shorter than the original Stonehenge.
It was built in 2004 and should not be confused with Stonehenge II, which was built around 1989 and is located in Ingram, Texas.
This is one of those wacky stops that was listed as an attraction on our roadtrippers map. I thought ‘what the heck’ I like wacky and weird stuff anyway. It was the first day of the trip and we had already been on the road for about 6 hours; so a stretching of the legs was in order.
The GPS had us driving all over town but once I pulled it up on google maps, I was able to get us there in a breeze. It’s located on the northern side of the UTPB campus and only 3 miles from the highway; so it’s definitely worth the detour if you are passing through. It also appeared to be “open” 24 hours as there is no fence around it or any other way to keep someone out.
As you can imagine this doesn’t appear to be a big tourist attraction; so we had the Stonehenge Replica all to ourselves. Although, I should have moved us farther away as the selfie stick couldn’t get it all into view =)