Obama stonehenge U.S. President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge in Wiltshire September 5, 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Larry Downing

Being the president of the United States has its perks. One of them, it appears, is getting up close and personal with Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. President Obama said visiting Stonehenge was on his “bucket list.”

Obama Stonehenge U.S. President Barack Obama (R) receives a tour. Photo: REUTERS/Larry Downing

"It was a beautiful still evening and it was a privilege to show the U.S. president around this unique monument which continues to inspire and intrigue people," Stonehenge curator Heather Sebire told BBC.

"He asked lots of questions about how old the monument is, how long it took to build it and what was its purpose,” Sebire said, who gave the president a tour of the Stonehenge. "He described the atmosphere around the stones as 'really special' and his visit to Stonehenge as 'a highlight of my tour.'"

Obama stonehenge U.S. President Barack Obama (R) visits a farm family as he tours Stonehenge in Wiltshire September 5, 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Larry Downing

The president was on his way back to the U.S. from a NATO summit when Air Force One made the stop, the White House said. Among other topics, the NATO members held an impromptu meeting about forming an anti-Islamic State coalition that is comprised of 10 NATO countries.

Obama stonehenge U.S. President Barack Obama visits Stonehenge in Wiltshire in the United Kingdom, September 5, 2014. Photo: EUTERS/Larry Downing

When he saw the monument, he reportedly said, “How cool is this?”