The Alliance City Council has agreed to accept an unusual gift -- the western Nebraska tourist attraction of Carhenge.
The council voted Tuesday to accept the junk-car tribute to Stonehenge and the 10-acre site it sits on.
Carhenge was built in 1987 by
Jim Reinders and several relatives as a memorial to his father. It sits
on land the family once farmed two miles north of Alliance. A few years
later Reinders donated Carhenge to a nonprofit group, Friends of
Carhenge, which will be turning over control to the city in October.
The monument, once labeled the number two wackiest attraction in America, is composed of 38 automobiles planted or
otherwise arranged to resemble Stonehenge.
Alliance City Manager J.D. Cox previously said the only immediate cost to the city would be an outstanding
loan of about $5,300.
The site attracts an
estimated 75,000 to 80,000 visitors a year.