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    by terrypalooza Written May 3, 2007

    I've never been (although I live within 15 minutes). It's on my list of things to do... Supposedly, it is similar to the British Stonehenge in that there are stones there and are believed to have been put there by ancient peoples. Also, it is a mystery as to why they are there and who actually put them there. Some locals say that it was "created" by the people that own the property (i.e., it's all a sham), but I will wait to see it myself to make that determination. I will update when I do :)

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    by KarenandCory Written Dec 10, 2005

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    The creators of America's Stonehenge, like it's namesake in England, are unknown. Unlike Stonehenge in England, I didn't get the awed feeling of "Wow. How did these ancient people build this!?!" Rather, my impression was "Why did ancient people build this?" The stone structures of America's Stonehenge are a conglomeration of oddities. Conflicting with American History books, they are estimated at being 4,000 years old. (Yay to conflicting with America's history!!)
    Some think there's proof of the existence of an ancient Celtic civilization. Others think it was built during colonial times. There are stone stuctures, including a flat stone thought to be a sacrifical table and an underground chamber where one can see the goings-on undetected. Your voice in the underground chamber can be heard by those standing near the sacrifce stone, perhaps a priest played the role of oracle during a sacrifice. There are also stone markers indicative of an astronomical observatory built by this unknown civilization. The stones don't quite line up anymore in this astronomical calendar, adding to the theory that this site is very old.
    America's Stonehenge was also part of the underground railroad.

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    by tayloretc Updated Sep 7, 2013

    It’s food from all over Italy, not just Tuscany. The times I’ve eaten here (lunch and dinner) the food has been excellent, and the service has been fine. It’s always been packed. Menus change a bit seasonally, but they always use ingredients either made on-site or sourced locally (and eco-friendlily), down to the olive oil.

    There are two separate buildings: a fancier restaurant (the Kitchen), decked out in Tuscan wine cellar chic, and a market/café (the Market) that’s part shelves of treats imported from Italy, specialty cheeses, and delicious fresh baked bread (among other things), and part informal eating. You can get breakfast and lunch at the Market, and lunch and dinner in the Kitchen. Both have indoor and patio seating, and the restaurant can host business conferences and large private parties. They also hold periodic wine tastings and cooking classes.

    Prices are on the high side, but portions are huge. For lunch, either a simple pizza margherita or chicken parm panini ($10 each) could have easily served two – or three, if you want to leave room for the homemade gelato, or more, for something richer. Dinner with salad, antipasto, and pasta is a huge amount of food.

    I've heard this place described as an Italian dining Disneyland, and appearance-wise that’s true. It’s carefully crafted and marketed. But the food isn’t fake.

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    Wedding

    by doolemma Written Apr 17, 2003

    The Bride and Groom are ready to leave but the driver is nowhere to be found. Is this a custom in Salem or a transportation tip???Wedding

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