Carhenge, created by Jim Reinders near Alliance, Nebraska
© Charlie Summers/Minden Picture
Kitsch collides with archaeology at Carhenge. Road-trip worthy attraction in the heartland
Today we’re visiting Carhenge, a popular roadside attraction in the mid-west US state of Nebraska - . Carhenge is the passion project of Jim Reinders, who came up with the idea to memorialise his father. Like Stonehenge, Carhenge is a glimpse of culture now past - the heyday of the American automobile. While living in England, Reinders studied Stonehenge's structure, which allowed him to replicate the formation using 39 vehicles, including cars, trucks, and even one Jeep. For the construction Reinders and about 35 family members helped build the attraction in June 1987. Since then, more than 60,000 people have visited the attraction and it’s appeared in music videos, TV shows, commercials, and even on an album cover.