Carhenge, Nebraska

Years ago I heard about a magical place in western Nebraska and since then have dreamed of visiting. What’s in western Nebraska, you ask? I mean, besides corn and more corn? Stonehenge, but created by a (wacked out?) artist and not by ancient druids, and made with vintage American automobiles painted gray.

Behold, Carhenge.

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Is it kitschy? Yes. Is it part of what makes the miles and miles of midwest highway pass more quickly? Yes.

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Did I absolutely love it? Yes. Completely.

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Carhenge is just outside Alliance, Nebraska; my friend T. and I didn’t spend a lot of time in town (we had some mostly decent Mexican food, camped in an RV park behind a motel, and bought breakfast at the little grocery store), but Carhenge was one of the highlights of our multi-state, 2,000 mile trip.

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I did a little reading up on the artist, Jim Reinders, and his henge-y masterpiece is as close as he could replicate to the actual Stonehenge. Turns out vintage American automobiles are very nearly exactly the same size and shape as the hewn rock columns the druids used in ancient Britain.

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Other adventures in South Dakota coming soon; additional Carhenge photos here.

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11 thoughts on “Carhenge, Nebraska

  1. Haha! That is so super weird. I always wonder about the genesis of things like this. How did he come up with this? What train of thought leads to “you know what would be awesome? Stonehenge… MADE WITH CARS!!!!!!!!!!!!” šŸ™‚

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