LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It lacks the cultural significance of the original prehistoric monument in England, but western Nebraska’s junk-car tribute to Stonehenge remains a top tourist draw in state — even if it is more likely to attract gearheads than Druids.
Officials in the western Nebraska city of Alliance next week are expected to take control of Carhenge, the 26-year-old mashup monument to English prehistory and the American automobile.
If the deal is approved, the city in October will assume ownership of the Stonehenge lookalike, once labeled the second wackiest attraction in America.
Carhenge was built in 1987 by Jim Reinders and his family as a memorial to his father. The monument is comprised of 38 automobiles arranged in a circle to closely resemble the stones at England’s Stonehenge.