Welcome to Carhenge
Rising like monoliths from ancient times on the western edge of the Sandhills of Nebraska stands a formation of vehicles from days gone by.
and Thanks for stopping in
Is it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar? Did ancient people in hooded robes move the mighty structures from distant lands and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure? NOPE Carhenge, which replicates Stonehenge, consists of the circle of cars, 3 standing trilithons within the circle, the heel stone, slaughter stone, and 2 station stones and includes a “Car Art Preserve” with sculptures made from cars and parts of cars.
Located just north of Alliance, Nebraska, Carhenge is formed from vintage American automobiles, painted gray to replicate Stonehenge. Built by Jim Reinders as a memorial to his father, it was dedicated at the June 1987 summer solstice. Is it a socio-economic statement? Is it art? A car lover’s passion? Is it a photographer’s delight? Is it quirky? Do you get a mystical, magical feeling by standing within the Henge? … ummmm,,,,,,,Could be….
Is it fun???? YES!
Come find out for yourself…
Open all day, every day!
Admission to Carhenge is FREE.
Donations are gladly accepted to assist with preservation, maintenance, and upgrades.
August 8, 2017, Carhenge will be in the direct path of the Total Solar Eclipse at 17:49 (UT) or 10:49 am (MT)
The Pit Stop Gift Shop is open in the summer months, although souvenirs are available at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center at 908 Yellowstone in Alliance during the winter.
Camping is not allowed at the site; however, Alliance offers several quality overnight accommodations.
Please visit the following link for things to see and do while you are here: VisitAlliance.com