Wichita, Kansas: Stonehenge Jr.A minor member of the American Stonehenge family, Stonehenge Jr. is a handful of limestone megaliths, with colored glass embellishments, designed as a solstice calendar.
Central Riverside Park
- W. Stackman Drive, Wichita, KS
- Central Riverside Park.I-135 exit at E. 9th St. N. Drive west. 9th turns into Murdock, which takes you across the river and into the park. Exit traffic circle onto W. Stackman Drive; the Stonehenge will come up on the right.
Visitor Tips and News About Stonehenge Jr.
There is a new Stonehenge replica of some sort in Riverside Park, in Wichita, Kansas. I have not visited it yet, but I read a piece about it in the Wichita Eagle newspaper.[Don Fraysier, 01/08/2005]
We heard it called a "Solar Calendar," created in 2003 by artist Steve Murillo, astronomically configured, natch, with some tall slabs made from limestone. But it's not a Stonehenge replica, although it's been referred to as "Wichita's Stonehenge."
A renovation of Central Riverside Park has included a sculpture/solstice calendar. Made of large standing limestone rocks, it bears a striking resemblance to the henges of Europe. On the Equinoxes the rising sun shoots through a large metal eye perched atop one of the stones and illuminates a colored glass stone embedded in the ground.[Asrah Little, 07/10/2004]
February 2005 view of Wichita Stonehenge's colored glass embedded in the ground..