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Area 51
In 1989, physicist Bob Lazar publicly claimed to have worked at a Top Secret "Flying Saucer Base" Area 51 — over the mountains in Nevada. Since then, Area 51 has been featured in TV shows (60 Minutes) and numerous movies, including "Independence Day," "Paul" and "Super 8."

One of the most popular books on the subject was published in May 2011 — Annie Jacobsen's "Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base" — it's a fascinating account of the secret base. To this day, the U.S. Government won't even acknowledge that Area 51 exists. We set out on a road trip from Las Vegas to see for ourselves!

The Extraterrestrial Highway
We suggest you get an early start and stop at Rachel's Little A'Le'Inn for lunch. It's a tiny town (of about 100 people), located along Highway 375 — also known as the Extraterrestrial Highway.

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Groom Lake
Groom Lake Road leads to the restricted Groom Lake facility — a secret high-security Military Base. The Base is located within the geographical sector of the Nevada Test Site, once known as Area 51 — about a 2-hour drive from downtown Las Vegas.

Unmarked Road to Area 51
— Post Marker LN 34.6

Look for an unmarked Dirt Road veering off to the right of Hwy. 375 at Post Marker LN 34.6. You can drive down this road for approximately 12 miles before encountering the "Restricted Area/No Trespassing" signs.

Whatever you do, DO NOT drive past these signs or you will be arrested...or worse! Punishment can be up to one year in prison and a $5000 fine. You won't see any fences or gates, so be warned.

Someone's Watching You!
Sensors and cameras are strategically located up on the hills and the "Cammo Dudes" (Military Police) are there patrolling the area, even if you don't see them. We must admit, it was tempting to go further...but logic prevailed.

An Area 51 Tradition
Before you leave the area, be sure to take a picture of the "No Photography / Restricted Area / Warning" signs at the border of Groom Lake Road. According to Glenn Campbell's "Area 51 Viewer's Guide", this is an Area 51 tradition... and who are we to break tradition.

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What to Bring with You
Needless to say, we didn't see any UFO's or Aliens... at least not real ones! But that's not to say they're not out there. If you're curious to see Rachel and Area 51 for yourself, here are some items we recommend you bring along prior to your trip:

  • Detailed Nevada maps
  • Plenty of drinking water
  • Full tank of gas
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Flashlight
  • Cellular Phone

Area 51 Satellite View
Area 51/Groom Lake will appear on the lower left side of the satellite map. Google allows you to zoom in and move the map with your mouse to get a better view of the base which the U.S. government has long denied even existed. Sorry, no "visible" sightings of UFOs or Aliens... YET!

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