Alliance is a city of about 8,000 in the Nebraska panhandle known for a quirky roadside destination just north of town. Carhenge is a replica of England’s Stonehenge formed out of vintage American cars and covered in gray spray paint to match the stone icon.

Built by artist Jim Reinders, who died in 2021, Carhenge was dedicated in June 1987 and has had a visitor center on site since 2006. Additional car sculptures have been added to the site known as the Car Art Reserve, which continues to grow.

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According to the Carhenge website, there are 39 automobiles placed to assume the same proportions as Stonehenge, with the circle measuring about 96 feet in diameter. Some of the vehicles are help upright in 5-foot-deep pits, trunk end down, while the cars placed to form the arches have been welded in place. 

Alliance itself is home to the Carnegie Art Center, Dobby’s Frontier Town, the Alliance Knight Museum and the Sallows Military Museum, all interesting stops to add to your trip.