Kensington, Maryland: Easter Island HeadRendering of a moai stood outside a Wheaton auto repair shop reportedly owned by someone from Easter Island, or maybe just someone from Polynesia. Moved to Kensington.
- 3700 University Blvd W, Kensington, MD
- Getty gas station on University Blvd West at Lexington St.
Visitor Tips and News About Easter Island Head
The Easter Island Head has moved from Wheaton to Kensington. It's at the Getty gas station on University Boulevard West at Lexington Street. The paint job looks new, but sadly, someone has bashed the head in on the right side.[Julie Mangin, 11/11/2011]
The Easter Island Head has reappeared at a gas station in Kensington on University Blvd (heading east) just beyond where Connecticut Avenue splits off from University. He got a new paint job yesterday and looks just dandy and brand spanking new![Larry Bram, 05/15/2011]
The Easter Island Head is in Silver Spring, MD. I know there are signs that say Wheaton all over there but it really is Silver Spring.[T. Au, 04/05/2008]
The usual jurisdictional confusion -- the police station is listed as in Wheaton! -- so we'll fudge it and use both towns for now.
The head is quite impressive although a bit weather beaten as you can see from the picture. It makes a great backdrop for a picture if you want to look like you are somewhere in the South Seas, or if you like Tiki Bars or play in a surf band.[Kevin, 05/15/2007]
The owner of the gas station where this attraction sits is from that area of the world. The Easter Island Head was used on a float for the Wheaton High School homecoming parade sponsored by the owner (6 or 7 years ago). After the parade was over the owner placed the figure on his property for all to see.[Jen, 11/23/2000]
Nearby Offbeat Places
- Mormon Temple - Fairy Tale Rockets, Kensington, MD - 1 mi.
- Longest Single Span Escalator in the Western Hemisphere, Silver Spring, MD - 1 mi.
- National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, MD - 2 mi.
- In the region: George Washington's Home, Grave, and False Teeth, Mount Vernon, VA - 22 mi.