“Its just a bunch of rocks?” my late father exclaimed when he first saw Stonehenge. Although my interest in history and archaeology make me more amenable to the significance of the sight it is less impressive than most people’s expectations. The UNESCO World Heritage site was believed to be constructed between 3000 and 2000 BCE. To fully appreciate the site be sure you supplement your experience with some context before visiting the stone circle itself. Back in the day there was little on site in terms of infrastructure with the exception of a parking area. There is now available a visitor center, a café style snack bar and gift shop. In the past a trip to the Salisbury Museum and the Wiltshire Museum was a must to understand the history of the site and view some of its artifacts. Both of these museums are still well worth the visit but the on-site visitor center now has displays and interpretative exhibits that will help you understand the site more. Read a brief history of Stonehenge here.