Carhenge Nebraska

by Josh on April 27, 2012

Carhenge Alliance Nebraska

So you are not ready to pack up the whole family up and head to the UK to enjoy Stonehenge, no worries.  Take a trip to Carhenge, this great little roadside attraction in Alliance Nebraska is a unique experience as well.  This is the Stonehenge of America.

While this piece of Americana may not be as old as Stonehenge, it is built to the same proportions as the original.  Conceived by Jim Reinders, as a tribute to his late father – Carhenge was constructed in the summer of 1987.


Thirty-eight old cars where used to complete the sculpture.  The original dedication ceremony was held on the summer solstice in 1987.  The city was not initially “on board” with the idea of Carhenge, however as more people began to visit acceptance by the town grew.

More Sculptures

 

 

fish sculpture at carhenge

 

The Carhenge area is also home to other pieces of art.  Above is pictured a piece called The Spawning Salmon by Geoff Sandhurst of Canada.  It is certainly adds the uniqueness of the site to have the other sculptures.

I really love that kids can run and play around the area.  There is a picnic table and during the summer season there is even a refreshment stand.  A great roadside attraction is my favorite kind of family travel.

Finding Carhenge

It is located about 3 miles north of Alliance on highway 87.  The GPS coordinates are N42 08.531 W102 51.479.

Carhenge Video

Carhenge Links

For more information about Carhenge visit the Official Website.  And to learn more about the area visit the Alliance Chamber of Commerce.

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