The last couple days I spent in the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a real beautiful area with a lot of things to do and to see, which makes it a perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
The Stonehenge Replica is located near Goldendale, WA and was located originally in the center of the city of Maryhill. The city burned down a long time ago and the replica was the only structure to survive the fire, because it was built out of concrete.
This is a life-size replica of the original Stonehenge which is located in England. I visited the original Stonehenge during my trip to London.
This monument is the first one to honor the dead of World War I and specifically, soldiers from Klickitat County, Washington who had died in the war.
The dedication plaque reads:
In memory of the soldiers of Klickitat County who gave their lives in defense of their country. This monument is erected in the hope that others inspired by the example of their valor and their heroism may share in that love of liberty and burn with that fire of patriotism which death can alone quench.
The memorial was dedicated on July, 4th 1918 and was completed in 1929 and re-dedicated on Memorial Day of that year. This monument is now part of the Maryhill Museum of Art. At their website you can find more in-depth information about the monument.
It’s a fantastic place with a great view of the Columbia River. If you are in the are stop by and visit this monument. Get the directions and location before you go there to visit. There is only one sign and it’s located along Highway 14. There is no sign which would lead to this spot on any other road leading to this monument. I found it by accident.
You can visit the Maryhill Stonehenge 24 hours a day. There is no fence or any barricades around it. I highly recommend you to visit this monument besides a couple other locations along the Columbia River.