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The ‘Special Place’ Obama Made Time to Visit Before Flying Back to D.C.: ‘Knocked That Off the Bucket List!’

"How cool is this, though, really?"

President Barack Obama made time Friday to visit Stonehenge before flying back to the U.S. after attending a NATO summit overseas.

Calling it a "special place" Obama noted that he finally "knocked that off the bucket list."

[sharequote align="center"]"How cool is this, though, really?"[/sharequote]

"How cool is this, though, really?" the president asked. "It's spectacular isn't it?"

President Barack Obama waves to a family he saw in an adjacent field as he visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Barack Obama waves to a family he saw in an adjacent field as he visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge after leaving the NATO summit in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

The president was seen strolling throughout the site on a guided tour, taking photos and interacting with others.

The stop was not previously scheduled, according to the pool report, and Marine One made an unannounced stop at a nearby airbase to make the trip possible.

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