Extraterrestrial Highway Tours

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State Route 375 is an actual state highway in Nevada, but because of its proximity to Area 51, it's been officially designated by Nevada as the Extraterrestrial Highway. The strip is 98 miles long, connecting State Route 318 to U.S. Route 6, and running through what is basically empty desert. The area became a tourist destination because it's close to Area 51, the highly secret military base about which there are innumerable stories about aliens and UFOs, so in 1996 the state renamed the highway.

To learn more about the area's history, head for the tiny town of Rachel, roughly in the middle of the 98-mile stretch of highway, where everything is about aliens. There are Area 51 tours that include the Extraterrestrial Highway and Rachel.

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At one end of the Extraterrestrial Highway is the ghost town of Crystal Springs, which is a minor tourist attraction, and even if you don't see a UFO you're likely to hear the sonic boom of an F18 on a test. 
Address: Extraterrestrial Highway, Tonopah, Nevada 89049, USA
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Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas

Discover Area 51 on this guided, full-day adventure from Las Vegas. Travel through some of the most desolate, uninhabited and scenic desert landscape in the world to witness this infamous location. See top-secret Janet Airlines at Las Vegas International Airport, the mutant Joshua Tree Forest, mysterious Dry Lake, plus alien petroglyphs, the Black Mailbox and more. Stop for lunch at the Little A'Le'Inn. Lunch, snacks, bottled water and a hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours

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