Have you ever wanted to visit some of the world’s most famous landmarks, but you couldn’t find the time or the extra cash? If so, you’re in luck. There are several world-famous landmark replicas right here in Alabama. They may not be the real landmark, but they’re definitely the next best thing.
Let’s take a look at seven of Alabama’s world-famous landmark replicas.
1. Bamahenge - Elberta, Alabama
Measuring 21 feet tall and 104 feet across, Alabama's famous Stonehenge, (AKA Bamahenge,) is the exact same size as the world-famous landmark. The position of it is also the same.
Stonehenge - Wiltshire, England
Many archaeologists believe Stonehenge was constructed between 3000 BC and 2000 BC.
2. Saturn V rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Huntsville, Alabama
The Saturn V rocket that stands outside the Davidson Center for Space Exploration is a replica of the real one. It's also a famous Huntsville landmark.
Saturn V rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Huntsville, Alabama
The Saturn V rocket is the largest and most powerful rocket to ever be operated. It also launched the first humans to the moon. Note: The rocket displayed inside the Davidson Center for Space Exploration is one of the real Saturn V rockets, but this particular rocket never traveled into space.
3. Temple of Hera ruins monument at Jasmine Hill Gardens - Wetumpka, Alabama
The Temple of Hera ruins monument is one of the garden's main attractions.
Temple of Hera ruins - Olympia, Greece
The Temple of Hera was built around 590 BC. It was then dedicated to Hera, Queen of the Greek Gods.
4. Statue of Liberty in Liberty Park - Birmingham, Alabama
The Statue of Liberty replica in Birmingham's Liberty Park is 36 feet tall, making it one of the largest Statue of Liberty replicas in the world.
Statue of Liberty - New York City
New York City's Statue of Liberty measures 305.5 feet from its base to the tip of its torch.
5. St. Peter's Basilica at Ave Maria Grotto - Cullman, Alabama
Ave Maria Grotto is a beautiful 4-acre park that's situated in an old quarry. It features 125 world famous religious structures, including St. Peter's Basilica.
St. Peter's Basilica - Rome, Italy (Vatican City)
St. Peter's Basilica is one of the largest and most stunning churches in the world. It took more than 150 years to build.
6. Oval Office at American Village - Montevallo, Alabama
The Oval Office at Montevallo's American Village is one of many historic replicas on display.
Oval Office at the White House - Washington D.C.
The Oval Office is the official office belonging to the President of the United States.
7. Liberty Bell at Constitution Village - Huntsville, Alabama
People of all ages enjoy ringing the Liberty Bell as they tour Huntsville's Constitution Village, a living history museum.
Liberty Bell - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Liberty Bell is a sign of American Independence. It was initially cast in 1752 and weighs a whopping 2,080 pounds.
Have you visited any of these world-famous landmark replicas? Can you think of any other world-famous landmark replicas in Alabama that are worth checking out?