Natural Bridge, Virginia: Foamhenge

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Address:
Hwy 11 South, Natural Bridge, VA
Directions:
I-81 exit 180. On a bluff set back from the southbound side of Hwy 11, just south of the Natural Bridge Petting Zoo, one mile north of Natural Bridge. You need to be driving southbound to see it. Gate at base of hill leading to Foamhenge is sometimes locked, but visitors can walk around the gate to visit Foamhenge.
Hours:
Gate at base of hill sometimes locked, but visitors can walk around it.
Admission:
Free
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Foamhenge. Foamhenge

Thriving well, four families visiting during our first and brief visit, a welcome serene break on a long trip.

[Larry and Lisa, 08/06/2014]
Foamhenge. Foamhenge

The recent sale of Natural Bridge (the rock archway attraction, not the town) to the state of Virginia has given Foamhenge an uncertain future. Foamhenge is built on Natural Bridge land, and Virginia plans to turn the land into a state park.

Foamhenge creator Mark Cline, however, told us that fans of Foamhenge have reasons not to worry: 1) The park conversion is expected to take up to five years, so there's no rush to dismantle Foamhenge and enough time to work out an agreement. 2) Some Virginia officials don't want to keep Foamhenge, but others do, and Foamhenge is recognized by the state as a big draw to the region. 3) If Foamhenge is forced to leave, Mark already has offers from several nearby communities that are eager to take it. "The state would be foolish to let it go, in my opinion," said Mark, "but if they do, it will have a nice new home."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 08/02/2014]
Foamhenge, 2014. Foamhenge

Foamhenge is still there, but it is deteriorating. Hope Prof. Cline makes repairs soon. Look for a whitewashed fence on the west side of the road, about 1 mile north of Natural Bridge. Steep climb to site.

[Hokietiki, 07/15/2014]

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