Stonehenge is a megalithic monument of at least 4,500 years old, located in England. This facility had a religious and astronomical purpose, was intrinsically related to a pagan cult to the summer solstice. In 1987, Jim Reinders, inspired by the British monument, proposed to pay homage to it, but with a slightly different inspiration.
Using scrapping cars instead of stone monoliths, Carhenge was born on an Alliance farm in the US state of Nebraska. 38 cars are placed in a circle of 96 feet in diameter, in an artistic installation that was a funeral tribute to Jim Reinders.
It seems that Carhenge – which is really popular across the US – is owned by the non-profit Friends of Carhenge, which is currently in debt. This group does not charge entry to the attraction, and lives on donations from tourists.
As a curiosity, it has been named the second most crazy tourist attraction in the United States by the Associated Press.