Americas Stonehenge Salem
Where are we going today?
Have you heard of Stonehenge in the UK? If you're thinking about those mysterious stones that are placed in a circle in a field, then you'd be right!
But, did you know that the USA has it's own stonehenge? Yep! And it's called...America's Stonehenge - how fitting!
America's Stonehenge is just as mysterious as the UK version when it comes to who built it. Perhaps it was built by a Native American culture, or perhaps a migrant population from Europe? What they do have an idea about, is that it's definitely man-made, and it could possibly be the OLDEST man-made structure in the entire USA!
That would make it around 4,000 years old!
They also know that America's Stonehenge was built by ancient people who were well versed in stone construction, as well as astronomy. They also know that the structure is actually a very accurate astronomical calendar - how amazing is that! In fact, if you tried to read it now, astrologists could determine a specific solar or lunar event.
It's a great place for kids to visit, to really understand about ancient cultures. They also have fun and fascinating events across the year, including gemstone digs for kids, and equinox days.
But did you also know that America's Stonehenge is MORE than just the stones? Yep! Through winter, there are 105 acres of trails where you can enjoy snowshoeing, and the area is home to several friendly alpacas that will come and say hello to you!
History, animals, and snowshoeing - what a great family day out in Salem!
How much does it cost?
- Children$7.50 (Ages 6-12)
- Free Under: 5 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily!
Year round. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Group rates are available for over 20 people, so why not take them for a history lesson out where it actually happened!.
They have a limited snack bar that consists of candy, soda and trail mix..
There are picnic groves where you can enjoy your own lunch, so why not bring a tasty, healthy lunch and enjoy it out in nature!.
Any Top Tips?
Don't miss the 10 minute introductory video, and maps, that are shown at the beginning of the experience. Then the tour is self-guided and you can enjoy it at your leisure!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about the accessibility of the attraction and they will be happy to guide you!.
Can I get one of those?
There is a gift shop with great items to take home, from gifts to educational!.
No pets are allowed on the site.
What people are saying?
by Bob Brink
by Bob Burns
It was kind if good
by Justine Young
I think it is kinder good
by Douglas Boisvert
This place is magical. Really was amazed, bewildered ans fascinated. Made me wonder and think.
by Maximilian Saunders
The site was informative entertaining and immersive. I recommend everyone see if they're in the area.