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Aliens are given their own highway in Rachel, Nevada, one of the most "visited" UFO sites in the country.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Nevada 375, Rachel, NV

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are fascinated about the UFO sightings stories... so we decided to rent a car and drove out into the desert on 10/7/17. It was a no man's land I would say as there was no one there! No cell signal! We...More

Thank jgomichalek
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This was my favorite part of our Vegas trip, just so out there and fun! On the way to the Little A'le'inn there were two signs. Worth the drive :)

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Part of this experience is that you'll probably have been driving for such a long time that you WILL start to see things. I love this desert environment, great road, put on that satellite radio and wait for something to happen. We really enjoyed the...More

Thank Ydnar
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

For as long as I can remember I wanted to travel the extraterrestrial HWY to see Area 5,1 did it disappoint? Of course not.! That first extraterrestrial HWY sign & a couple of UFO shops builds the tension of seeing a UFO. Specially when we...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Super High Nevada Desert views along this track, mountains, streams, gullies, and miles of desert scrub. Real cowboy country. Come prepared .... fill up the tank, pack spare water supply etc.etc. as I can easily see how this road can get affected by flash floods...More

1  Thank 2Sweeties
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Loved the drive. The lakes around Alamo Nevada were awesome. Having ranch land in the middle of the desert was pretty cool. We hit all the usual tourist stops on the road and eventually ended up at both Area 51 gates. Great road trip for...More

3  Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Been a long time waiting...but finally made a trip down the Extraterrestial Highway. Most people will come from Vegas and only see half (US 93 - Rachel), treat yourself, be adventurous and come in from Tonopah. This way you get to see the full highway...More

2  Thank Duram_Paul
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Great drive, wide open area. Stunning scenery with the odd cow here and there. Specially drove along so,we could visit Lil'A'Le'Inn cafe. Hugs storm as we drove along with lightening streaking the sky. When weather cleared up US Fighter jets tearing through the sky!!

1  Thank NykolaJane
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Not much to see here except for cows, hay circles and a litttle pub restaurant that serves bad expensive food. If you have to drive it, I'm sorry. If you are driving it just to say you have, get a life.

1  Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We enjoyed this scenic drive. We stopped at the Black Mailbox, got spooked out, and had lunch in Rachel. It's a must-do if in the area. Watch the skies! hahaha.

1  Thank Leasa H
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14 March 2017|
Response from 807shercole | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of the road but there are two on the way to Rachel, one just past turning into the junction and the other just before Rachel. Hope this helps
Clara O
19 March 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Definitely gas up often.
16 July 2015|
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Response from James W | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the direction you are coming from....from Las Vegas, there are probably 5-6 facilities between the I-15 turnoff and Rachel. Once on the ET Highway itself, there's only the one in Rachel. Of course, there are... More