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Address: Rachel, NV 89001

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

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One of the places I've always wanted to visit...so glad I made it!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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!

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

These were BRILLIANT and a highlight of our holiday..... Firstly we went to the perimeter line where we saw the infamous Camo Dudes 👽 obviously we didn't want to get arrested or shot so we turned around and headed back towards the famous Black Mailbox before making our way to the world famous Café. Cracking day out, loved every minute... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

To start off with this place does not exist. Or does it? We drove from LV I'd did take a while bust was well worth the effort. We arrived at the restricted area after being flanked by a bronco. There is not much to see but the signs and the surveillance equipment. There are stiff penalties if you cross over... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love the trip to Rachel, the ET Highway and the dusty trek up to as close as you can get to Area 51. It's strange because you can be standing in Rachel and hear sounds that I thought were planes flying, but nothing was in the sky. The ground would even tremble with the noise. It gives you so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you want a little adventure with a bit of fun then read on. If you are coming from Las Vegas you will need a day to do the whole trip. We drove up in good time and the roads are quiet as soon as you come off 15 and head North on 93. At about the 70 mile mark... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

For anyone who has watched the X-files this is a must, it's not sign posted so make sure you check the map. It's a long drive to essentially gates but it's still worth it to say you've been there. One thing to remember don't take any photos when you are there, the signs tell you not to and their are... More 

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