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Address: Rachel, NV 89001

Top-secret military base and sight of alleged UFO sightings.

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Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas
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Not much to see, but it is special

There really isn't much to see as you are kept way back from any activity or parts of the base. You'll see a camera looking back at you, some barbed wire, some warning signs, a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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135 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There really isn't much to see as you are kept way back from any activity or parts of the base. You'll see a camera looking back at you, some barbed wire, some warning signs, a fence, and a white pickup truck up on a hill nearby keeping watch over you. It's not so much what you see as it is... More 

Thank DaytonOhio
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's all about the mindset. If you expect something like Disney Land at the end of the journey, don't bother. If you are making the journey just to say you have been there, go for it!! It's not exactly a short drive from Vegas, so if you're not into spending half the day to get there and back, don't bother.... More 

Thank Gloria K
Nashville, Tennessee
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645 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Few of my friends could understand why I wanted to fly out here, rent a car, drive all the way out here and then traverse down 20 miles of dusty desolate road, just to see a couple stop signs and the camo dudes sitting in their white truck at the top of the hill. But this was a great deal... More 

2 Thank Tim O
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156 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

My husband and I decided to take a quick and quirky day trip out of Vegas to see Area 51. We googled a few guides to help find the markers and headed out on a Sunday morning. It ended up being a really fun day. It took about 90 minutes to get there. We saw all the iconic sites -... More 

1 Thank emmbeekay
Gold Coast, Australia
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25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nothing but silence and dust but sooooooo worth the drive. Theres an eerie feeling being out there and you know people are watching. Respect the rules and you won't have an issue. Not a lot around for gas and food so make sure you have plenty of both before exploring the area.

Thank jodie_rose1
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Well what can you say about this place, its been on my bucket list for longer than I care to remember. Rachel NV the home of Area 51 and all sorts of strange happenings. Vast open spaces with some stunning vistas. It feels remote because it is...if you have any hint of Mulder and Scully about you...pack your bags and... More 

Thank Bevan K
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Yes, we drove to the back gate of area 51. If you don't get all serious about things, this is just great fun!

1 Thank Jillian B
Sterling Heights, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 7 November 2016

On a recent trip to Las Vegas we booked a tour to Area 51 with Adventure Photo Tours. It was a great, fun trip. Our guide, Adam, was informative, funny and always looked out for our needs. He made sure we were enjoying ourselves and answered all questions along the way. He definitely made the trip interesting as well as... More 

Thank scruffyt2016
Burr Ridge, Illinois
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64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Caution: Try to avoid driving there at night!! There are black free range cows that will lay on the blacktop road at night!!! They come to lay on the road because they like the warmth it gives off. It's extremely dangerous though for cars going the 70 mile speed limit and don't see the cows lying in the road until... More 

3 Thank dgrunsten
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

finally went out to area 51 it was about a 2 hour drive from vegas after you turn on that highway first thing you see is extraterrestrial highway.after that everything is right after one another saw the sign then saw the alien research center, was closed on the day we went cus its only open on weekends. then we saw... More 

3 Thank Mikey201

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