Nevada’s Extraterrestrial Highway: Best Stops, History & Tips

For decades, this 98.443-mile-long highway has been luring in alien conspiracy theorists, paranormal enthusiasts, and tourists hoping to see some strange extraterrestrial activity.

The Extraterrestrial Highway is packed with quirky and fascinating attractions, and even those who aren’t into alien stuff will have a blast experiencing these extraordinary attractions.

There are also plenty of other alien-themed goodies and snacks at this place. Our favorites include the mango slices with chili pepper and martian sodas.

ET Fresh Jerky 

This classic roadside attraction has a picnic spot where you can sample the tasty treats from ET Fresh Jerky.

Extraterrestrial Highway sign 

Alien Research Center

As you wander around the facility, you’ll find a wide range of books, gifts, shirts, and books related to UFOs and Area 51.

The Black Mailbox 

People who believe in UFOs will bring letters and gifts to the mailbox, hoping that the extraterrestrial beings will find them.

Little A’le’inn

Inside this charming spot, you’ll see an array of souvenirs and gifts as well as walls covered with UFO stories. While there, don’t forget to sample their alien-themed burgers.

Area 51 is off-limits to the public, meaning it’s illegal to enter this active military zone. However, you can still get a glimpse of this facility from a respectful and safe distance.

Area 51 

We recommend striking up a conversation with the people you meet along the way. You’ll hear and discover a variety of interesting and perhaps eye-opening tidbits.

Have a chat with folks you meet

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