NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) — “Foamhenge,” a life-sized plastic foam replica of England’s famous Stonehenge monument, needs a new home more than a decade after it was installed in a Virginia County as an April Fool’s Day stunt.
News outlets report that artist Mark Cline must move the monument before Aug. 1 because Foamhenge sits on property that will become part of the new Natural Bridge State Park.
The replica of the configuration of huge, upright stones in Wiltshire, England, has served as a local tourist landmark since it was unveiled 12 years ago in Rockbridge County.
Cline says he built the free attraction to entice travelers off the road and has been impressed with its enduring popularity. He wants to give the replica to someone who is prepared to welcome a constant flow of curious visitors.