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

Address:
720 N. Nims St., Wichita, KS
Directions:
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. Drive to the next traffic circle and take the first exit onto N. Nims St., then turn right into the Park parking lot.
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Stonehenge Jr.

Stonehenge Jr.

It appears that this is a working solstice calendar, if you know how to use it. For someone like me, it was just a very cool piece of artwork.

[Janelle, 08/03/2019]

Stonehenge Jr.

Stonehenge Jr.

It doesn't look like much when you first arrive, but the mosaics inset into the upright stones are beautiful!

[Krista M, 08/27/2017]
Stonehenge Junior

Stonehenge-like attraction at Riverside park. This does not display at sunrise. Instead it displays at noon on the Solstice but, this year (2016) it was an hour late. We think because of the leap year? [Jennifer Fox, 06/23/2016]

Wichita's Stonehenge.

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."

Stonehenge eye.

Solstice Calendar - Stonehenge Jr.

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..

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