Alliance, Nebraska: Carhenge

The Druids got nowhere near the prairie of the Nebraska panhandle, but they might've felt at home here, at a Stonehenge replica made of junked cars.

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Carhenge.

Carhenge

The mecca of American oddity still stands isolated in western Nebraska. On a recent road trip, I made my friend detour two hours through western Nebraska to witness the art/oddity/wonder of Carhenge. And I will say that the installation did not disappoint.

The site is now overgrown with weeds and sunflowers, but the gray paint on the cars has held up to continue the intended mimicry of Stonehenge. Whether you think the gray cars aligned to impersonate Stonehenge are art or just odd, it is a site to be seen and one of the best known, but least visited road oddities in America. The gift shop was kind of a waste and it would have been nice to have more postcards and amusing t-shirts, but I was more than happy to have time wandering around the car art.

[Robert O'Brien, 09/15/2009]
Carhenge

The state of Nebraska has made some alterations in their highway system! Carhenge is no longer located on Hwy. 385. It's now on Hwy. 87, 2 1/2 miles north of Alliance. If you can find a local "Nebraska Panhandle" tourist map, the roads are correct; the 2000 State of Nebraska highway map is incorrect. Also when in the area, do be sure to check out the "rest stop" located 1/2 to 1 mile further north from Carhenge.

[Nola, 08/29/2000]

Sculptures.

Carhenge Art Reserve

Carhenge now promotes itself as a "Car Art Reserve". New "art" made from car parts has been added. This picture shows a fish with a dinosaur in the background.

[Steve Grimm, 10/11/1999]
Carhenge Highway Relocated

The highway's being moved away from Alliance, NE's Carhenge. US 385 is being relocated; when completed and reopened in late Fall 1999, Carhenge will be 3.5 miles off US 385, on highway NE 87.... [06/19/1999] Complete News Story

Carhenge

Address:
Hwy 87, Alliance, NE
Directions:
On the east side of Hwy 87, three miles north of town. Midway between Logan and Madison Rds.
Hours:
Gift shop M-Sa 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
308-762-1520
Admission:
Free.
RA Rates:
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Dobby's Frontier TownDobby's Frontier Town, Alliance, NE - 2 mi.
Rest Stop - Hay Bales, Easy Chair, ToiletRest Stop - Hay Bales, Easy Chair, Toilet, Alliance, NE - 2 mi.
Museum of the Fur TradeMuseum of the Fur Trade, Chadron, NE - 47 mi.
In the region:
American Flag House, Crawford, NE - 46 mi.

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