Carhenge, the automotive reconstruction of Stonehenge that has long been one of Nebraska's most popular attractions, is on the market.
The 24-year-old sculpture is on sale by Friends of Carhenge, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving the eccentric landmark Jame Reinders constructed from 38 automobiles he painted grey. The asking price is $300,000, which seems reasonable enough for a henge.
The Carhenge gift shop is being thrown in to sweeten the deal.
Roughly 80,00 people visit the site annually (for free) according to the Lincoln Journal Star, which quotes Marcia Buck, the president of Friends of Carhenge, saying the group wants to sell the site because it "can't develop the land as we should." Buck's vision involves the construction of an RV campground, ice cream shop, convenience store and go-cart track. According to a brochure for the site, Carhenge already "appeals to persons of all ages who are interested in history, astronomy, unusual art forms, cars and adventure!" So it's got that going for it.
The James Land Company will be listing the property soon, so would-be henge owners should watch their website carefully. A James Land Co. executive is promising a lavish, video-enhance listing, but for now take a tour of what just might be America's greatest lawn ornament here.