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Carhenge honored as second wackiest roadside attraction


Carhenge located in Alliance, Nebraska has recently been named the number two “wackiest attraction in
America
.  


 


Carhenge, in which artist James Reinders pays homage to the famous Stonehenge with old cars painted stone gray was completed in the summer of 1987 in
Alliance, Nebraska.


 


Carhenge consists of the circle of cars, 3 standing trilithons within the circle, the heel stone, slaughter stone, 2 station stones, and the Aubrey circle. While living in England, artist James Reinders had the opportunity to study the design and purpose of
Stonehenge even down to the

Aubrey Circle

discovered in the 1920s – it’s a series of 56 holes designed to hold timbers upright. They are called the Aubrey circle in honor of Sir John Aubrey who first observed them.


 


At Carhenge, 38 automobiles were placed in proportions similar to
Stonehenge with the circle measuring approximately 96 feet in diameter. Some autos are held upright in pits five feet deep, trunk-end down, and the cars which are placed to form the arches have been welded in place. All are covered with “stone” gray spray paint. The honor of depicting the heel stone goes to a 1962 Cadillac.


 


So what is the number one wacky roadside attraction in
America
? According to TripAdvisor, a travel advice Website, the number one wacky attraction is the toilet seat museum in
San Antonio, Texas. It features more than 800 decorated toilet seat lids but has no bathroom.

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