Go West Mijo: Top Ten Places to Visit in Western Nebraska
Carhenge near AllianceMostly, this is a place to look. There isn’t any interpretation. It’s a spectacle. A pop culture icon. Art. You make of it what you will. It’s made of vintage American cars, all covered with gray spray paint and assembled in a form resembling Stonehenge in England. The artist is Jim Reinders, who conceived it as a memorial to his father and built it in 1987. Other auto sculptures have been added since, and a visitor center was added in 2006. Reinders studied the structure of Stonehenge while he was living in the south of England. He was a geologist by profession.