About 115 miles north of Las Vegas is the infamous Air Force Base known as Area 51. Area 51 and Rachel, NV are known for UFO sightings. There has been hundreds of UFO sightings in the area over the years. Rachel, NV has been designated as the “UFO Capital of the World”. The only business in the area serving food is the Little A’Le’Inn. The Inn has a restaurant selling a great burger called the Alien burger. The Inn also has alien memorabilia, clothing, and area maps.
Rachel does not have any gas stations so be sure to fill-up in cities along the route before getting to the area. Except for a couple of ranches, the town of Rachel is the only settlement in the 98 mile E.T. Highway drive. Please see below sign for a reminder.
The “Extraterrestrial Highway” aka E.T. Highway aka Nevada State Highway 375 stretches 98 miles from US-93 in the southeast to US-6. To get to the E.T. Highway, drive north on US-93 from Las Vegas. In addition, the E.T. Highway is the fastest route between Yosemite National Park in the west and Zion National Park and Grand Canyon in the east.
Area 51 Rachel, NV
25 mile south of Rachel is the top secret military base known as Area 51. There are 2 gates of entry into the base where visitors can stop and take pictures of the “Do Not Enter” signs. However, driving from the paved main road to the gates is about 10 miles on a dirt road. See below picture of one of the dirt road drives.
In conclusion, if you want to travel to see Area 51 and Rachel, NV – the UFO Capital of the World, we recommend to see the Little A’Le’Inn and to camp out under the stars to view the unsuspecting UFOs in the sky. For more information about the Rachel, NV area and Area 51, visit the following web site: Official web site of Rachel, NV.
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