Alien Research Center

Alien Research Center, Hiko: Hours, Address, Alien Research Center Reviews: 4/5

Alien Research Center
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Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Alien Research Center is the gateway to Area 51, stop in for the latest in Alien apparel, hats, mugs and magnets. Learn about the great things to do in Area 51.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
100 Extraterrestrial Highway, Hiko, NV 89017
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4.0
54 reviews
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MNice
Bloomington, MN2,318 contributions
It’s seems always closed now
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had high hopes for seeing some fun and off-the-beaten path slices of Americana but were disappointed on our trip down the Extraterrestrial Highway. Other people who have written on Trip Advisor and other sources have often said it’s not open upon their arrival. There is no sign on the door that indicates it’s closed for good and there is an RV parked out back. It’s is still reasonably fun because the alien stands out front, but that’s about it. We headed on down to Rachel to see the Ale’inn.
Written April 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Monkebones
297 contributions
Souvenir Shop
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a nice place to stretch your legs, grab a drink, and look at some scifi themed merchandise.

The staff was friendly and there were a lot of shirts and magnets.

There is also Star Wars, X-Files, zombie, NASA and Bigfoot type stuff to buy too.

But make no mistake this is nothing more than a retail store.
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mickey J
Enigma, GA58 contributions
Best Stop For Alien/Area 51 Merchandise
Jun 2020
A fun stop on the extra-terrestrial highway. Staff very friendly and gives you a lot of tips on travel and things to avoid.
Written June 26, 2020
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Tabitha A
Kangaroo Flat, Australia279 contributions
Missed opportunity
Jan 2020
This place could be wow - but it’s missing it’s opportunities. It’s a shop full of plastic junk you could buy at Walmart, with exception of a few stickers that are probably out of stock anyway. Not worth the several hours drive to/from Vegas. It should be about information in the area, what/when/how/who with exhibits and stories and newspaper articles and photos and all that stuff, but instead it’s a wall full of graffiti.
Written January 15, 2020
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SaltLaker
Salt Lake City20 contributions
Lots of magnets
Oct 2019
I specifically went to the store to get Area 51 souvenirs. The Alien Research Center wasn't open - it is in a trailer outside. Or maybe you have to ask to be let in there. They have quite a selection of souvenirs, knick-knacks and apparel.
Written November 10, 2019
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Metric Rider
Valley Farms, AZ79 contributions
Worth a photo stop.
Oct 2019
Classic tourist stop. No research going on but plenty of off the wall knickknacks with and alien theme. Great signage for your Extraterrestrial highway photos. The staff is very friendly and can fill you in on everything to see and do in the area (not that there is a lot to do).
Written October 31, 2019
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scoobyscout
Belfast, UK59 contributions
Great
Aug 2019 • Family
Great place to stop on your way to 51, the lady was very helpful and chatty and a great choice of tacky souvenirs which had to be bought.
Written August 30, 2019
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gzau
San Diego, CA2,053 contributions
UFO R US
Aug 2019
The Alien Research Center is near the beginning of the Extraterrestrial highway from the Vegas side. They sell all kinds of aliens, UFO, star trek stuff. DO take a photo with the giant statue out front.
Written August 13, 2019
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HappyJana
Las Vegas, NV733 contributions
Fun place to stop on your way wherever you are going.
Jul 2019
Fun place to stop on your way wherever you are going. The cashier was very friendly. The store wasn't too scary for my young children and they had fun picking out kitschy souvenirs. Definitely would stop here again.
Written August 8, 2019
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,144 contributions
First stop on the way to Nerd Heaven!
Jun 2019 • Family
The Alien Research Center is a big gift shop on a hill overlooking the Extraterrestrial Highway. There are some artifacts and displays of some classic Sci-fi stuff. I ended up spending a hundred and some dollars on souvenirs for myself and my daughter. The lady that was running the place was very nice and talkative. She's definitely seen and heard it all and had some great stories of things she has encountered. This place is your best stop for getting a few mementos of the area if you are on your sci-fi pilgrimage to Area 51. Sure, the Little A'Le'Inn has stuff too, but here is the big selection with both localized and general science fiction items.
Written June 19, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alien Research Center

Alien Research Center is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM