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KSAT explores Hill Country version of Stonehenge

"Stonehenge Two" attracts thousands of visitors every year

KSAT meteorologist Katie Vossler continued her search for unique and sometimes even weird places to visit in South Texas and she found many hidden treasures. This time, she found a sight that most people think they would have to cross an ocean to see.
KSAT meteorologist Katie Vossler continued her search for unique and sometimes even weird places to visit in South Texas and she found many hidden treasures. This time, she found a sight that most people think they would have to cross an ocean to see.

Tucked away in the heart of the Hill Country is something you would never expect:  the legendary Stonehenge. Well, sort of. They call is "Stonehenge Two." At two-thirds the size of the original Stonehenge in England, it attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Katherine Schaafs is the executive director of the Hill Country Arts Foundation where you can find Stonehenge Two. She said the art installation leaves quite an impression on visitors.

The artist that created Stonehenge Two also created replicas of the famous Easter Island statues.

"Similar to Stonehenge, people don't have the opportunity to see the real deal and travel overseas and far, so they come and experience a version of it in the Hill Country," Schaafs said.

While you're there, feel free to walk up and touch the stones and of course, take pictures with the replicas of the Easter Island statues. You can also venture out right in the middle of the stones, standing in what is thought to be a Gregorian Calendar.

But there's so much more to do at the HCAF than just see the giant work of art. They offers everything from ceramics to live theater and has become a haven for the arts.

"Our goal is to do just that. You know, bring arts to the community through workshops, classes, summer theater productions. Really create a whole community around the arts and support people as they grow," said Schaafs.

HCAF has so much planned for the summer season. Three outdoor summer theater shows are planned including "Anne of Green Gables," "Young Frankenstein," and "Red, White and Tuna."

The 2014 Young Artists Camp begins in July with different sessions and various age groups. Lecturing artists will be visiting and giving hands-on instruction during the summer camps and the many workshops provided on campus.

For more information on tickets to shows, or signing up for workshops and summer camps, visit the Hill Country Arts Foundation website.