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Herman02
Phoenix, AZ396 contributions
Jul 2021
Certainly a stop you should do if you like quirky kind of sites! It is amazing what the people who live here have accomplished. Much of it done with tongue and cheek humor and puns. The family has owned the property for 75 years and the fellow and his wife are the current caretakers/owners through the family. When you pull in, go to the STOP and honk. The wife came out and gave us a history like non other. Be prepared, we stood there for about 30 mins. The gentleman came strolling through about 45 mins later, while we were wandering around and gave us a personal tour of his "art gallery". He is a funny guy, but a bit hard to understand because he is soft spoken and talks VERY fast. Good luck. However, he is the one who has crafted so many of these things and has a pun pretty much for everything he's done. There is quite a bit to see and you are free to wander or drive around. It's free,but they do have a donation jar for those who wish to contribute.
Written July 9, 2021
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Leza H
London, UK645 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
My husband and I loved this place, we loved Ron and his wife Linda the owners. It’s great to have creative eccentrics out there still pushing boundaries and doing their own thing, and doing it with such great humour…we felt really welcome and were here almost 2 hours on a bitterly cold day! Ron is full of stories, he’s a genuine quirky outsider artist, full of jokes and funny asides. He walked us around his property showing us his chainsaw carvings, trucks upended in the ground, a row of graffiti painted upended boats, his shoe tree…and inside his incredible Quonset adapted home. Showed us his painted floors, his indoor garden, hand made cage elevator and art painted with household paint on to large hung bedsheets. This is proper American eccentricity, it’s a mad jumble from inside someone’s head laid out in a playful mess of fun and creativity and if you’re open to that kind of thing then this will be a treat for you. Long live Ron and Linda…we need more like them.
Written March 1, 2022
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Let’s Travel
Henderson, KY128 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Drive past all the junkyards abd this is the last place on the road. One gentleman comes out and tells you jokes and there is junk everywhere. It’s fun but not very well kept. Needs mowing but hey it’s just donation and you can drive through. Don’t have to pay anything. See some junk and kill 20 minutes.
Written July 16, 2022
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Eric W
Hangzhou, China816 contributions
Sep 2020
The guy that lives on the property is a bit quirky, but nonetheless a nice and friendly person. It is free to visit and walk around, but a donation is suggested/required if you want to take photos. I've been here a few times, and while it is a decent visit, more than once is too much. One can see the entirety of the property and so on in approximately 30 minutes. The location does make for some interesting photos and would recommend giving a donation in order to take some. Overall, I would say that I've had a positive experience each time I've visited and suggest a visit if you have extra time. The location is sort of on the edge of Topeka, but not too much of a commute.
Written May 7, 2021
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Adventure is Life
Olathe, KS115 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We just drove through but this place was very interesting. I would describe it as creepy cool. It's the type of place that you see new things every time you go through.
Written August 12, 2019
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CookTeach
Plainfield, IL252 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Interesting folk art created by a quirky artist! His work acutely reflects his creative and abstract personality. His wife was warm and welcoming and gave us the great history of the art park/concert venue.
Chickens, peacocks and dogs throughout the park. Rock/grass path through the Truckhenge and boathenge art park. Took about 30-45 minutes for a brief history and walk through tour.
Written October 28, 2018
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NKyAdventurer
Fort Mitchell, KY569 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
Truckhenge was originally conceived by Ron who will give you his guided tour for free. There's a reason all his trucks are planted in concrete pointed in the air. He needs to tell you the story. Added to that now are boats which adds to the ambiance. He also has beer bottle city which is his little creation to accompany the world's largest ball of Christmas lights. How do we know it's the largest? "Well," he says, "Do you know of one that's larger?"

This unusual attraction is a walk down memory lane. Anyone who grew up in the 60's will love it and anyone who is a rebel will revel in Ron's stubborn resistance to the county.
Written December 20, 2017
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VeronicaLeeLysaght
Norwalk, OH167 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I am shocked that most people in Topeka haven’t experienced Truckhenge. A 1/4 mile display of gorgeous junkyard art, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before! Driving or walking through are both options, so it is very accessible. You feel like you are in a surrealist painting where nature, psychedelic busses, and peacocks run wild. The owner and artist will even tell you the story of how he continuously fought the county to display his public art. There is no cost, but donations are appreciated. I will say it’s not very kid-friendly, but so worth a visit for those who love rebel art and a great story.
Written June 22, 2018
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mnicowill
Burleson, TX219 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
What a fun and quirky stop! When we first drove up it looked closed but there was a second entrance a little further down the road. The gentleman whose private property it was was super friendly and talks faster than an auctioneer! Look for the peacocks in the trees as you pass his house. My kids got to spray paint the bus and boats which was very fun for them! We chose to drive through and get out to take pictures and enjoy the art. Thanks for sharing your story sir.
Written August 1, 2019
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Darlene K
Hamburg, NY682 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Wasn’t sure what we would find after reading about Truckhenge however, felt the trip was well worth the drive. We weren’t sure what to do once we arrived (it’s private property) however, Mrs. Lessman greeted us from her front door and happily invited us in. We signed the guestbook while she explained the history behind the truckhenge farm. We walked the property (you can also drive through) and was amazed and in awe over the various projects including bottle walls, saw chain wooden sculptures, the infamous row of trucks arranged in a way to signify his protest against the establishment. Buses, boats and cars are included along with a railroad car that was used to transport horses plus plenty more interesting creations. Ron Lessman uses large canvases to paint in his own unique style. Photography is highly encouraged. There is no fee however, donations are accepted. A really interesting and fun walk through.
Written July 7, 2019
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