Carhenge, located near Alliance, Nebraska, is a replica of England’s Stonehenge created with cars. There are 39 of these grey-painted cars arranged in a circle some 95 feet in diameter. On 21 August, 2017, thousands of people intend to witness the Great American Eclipse from this site.
Jerry Reinders created Carhenge in 1987 as a memorial to his recently deceased father.
Carhenge is also known as the Car Art Reserve because there is other car-art on the 10-acre site.
Thousands of people are expected to come to view the Great Solar Eclipse (also called the Great American Solar Eclipse) which will take place on 21 August 2017 – at 17:49 UT or 11:49 mountain time.
According to Carhenge’s official website (carhenge.com) there will be event parking and porta potties there, as well as some food vendors. People are encouraged to bring water, snacks, sunscreen, chairs and umbrella. No tents are allowed, and no flying objects.
Admission to Carhenge is free, but donations are accepted.
If you’re looking for a unique place to witness a unique event, think about Carhenge.
Alliance, Nebraska is located in Western Nebraska. They are 3 hours south of the Black Hills of South Dakota. If you’re coming from Denver, just head north on Highway 385 for about four hours! If you’re in Cheyenne, it’s only a 149 mile drive (2 hours and 25 minutes) on US-85 N.
Be sure to start verrrry early in the morning, regardless of where on the path of totality you’re going to view the eclipse. And of course it’s better to get to the location the night before.
And also remember to get your OFFICIAL eclipse glasses. Wearing regular sunglasses is not sufficient to protect your eyes.
(Note – photos are copyright free from Wikipedia. Photographer, Brian W. Schaller)
Heading to Nebraska. Check out the Nebraska Brochure Box to see what other attractions are there.