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Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska

Western Nebraska is full of natural beauty and scenic views, and I can’t get enough of them. But it isn’t all rolling hills and rock formations -- whenever I travel through Western Nebraska, I always stop at the extremely man-made Carhenge in Alliance.

Have you heard of Stonehenge in England? Well, Carhenge is just like that, but made of thirty-eight cars stuck on their ends into the earth and painted gray. And if that weren't enough, there are a lot of other fun metal car art sculptures out there too, including a spawning salmon, a dinosaur, and a pioneer wagon.

Carhenge was created by artist Jim Reinders in 1987 and more car art continues to be added to the site every year. Carhenge is open all day every day, but for obvious reasons it is easiest to see the sculptures in the daylight.

I suggest bringing a picnic and spending a little time walking around and soaking in the wacky art. You can't camp there, but there are lots of nearby camping areas. Alliance, NE is rightfully proud of Carhenge, which has been voted the “second wackiest attraction,” and you can pick up a t-shirt or other memorabilia to commemorate your visit.

Souvenirs are also available on the web site, as are extensive photographs in case you want a taste of the Carhenge experience before you hit Alliance. It may be a little hokey, but if Carhenge doesn't make you smile, then you aren't doing your road trip right. It is a must see! http://www.carhenge.com/

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Dec 12, 2011
How great!
by: Emilyn at RV Travel with Kids

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