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Reviewed June 10, 2022

A place to avoid, I was refused access since I had no bras under my tank top, but still was fully dressed. The women working there were very rude telling me that since I didn't have a bra, they considered my tank top to be...a bra and therefore I was undressed and needed to cover up. It's time to evolve and stop oppressing women for their breasts in 2022. Still wondering why they were so obsessed with my breast in the first place when they were fully covered, and if they also ask men to put bras on theirs…More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 1, 2022

Terrible service by self righteous owner. Wouldn’t let a mom buy an alien shaped bottle of alcohol because her college kids were with her while she was picking it out, and they were talking about how cool it looked. Evidently the scenario is on camera....Owner asked for the whole family’s IDs even though the mom (over 21) was paying, and refused to sell it because the kids were not 21 yet. The place makes their own laws evidently. Hella rude. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

Quirky little gift shop with some eye-catching shirts and plush toys at the high prices you'd expect from this kind of gift shop. The employees were disinterested, and a little bit of enthusiasm on their part would have made the visit more pleasant.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 26, 2021

This is the type of roadside stop that makes long drives across this beautiful country delightful. I love the sheer amount of alien shwag. The alien fortune teller is hilarious. Not to mention the alien brothel next door. There’s a ton of snacks so you...will find what you’re looking for. And a huge thanks to the two cashiers who were so kind—despite having to deal with the public in a pandemic. A woman came in without a mask and started yelling at them when they asked her kindly to wear a mask. I’m so grateful to these cashiers for enforcing the law of the moment, and just trying to keep themselves and the rest of the customers safe. I hate that they have to deal with such abuse. Anyways, the place is awesome and you should stop in.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021

Alas, there was nothing but an overpriced souvenir shop. One might think that there might be some relics, photographs and the like. Nope...a place to buy overpriced junk BUT...it is a stop for a bottle of water or soft drinks in the middle of nowhere....I didn't try the restaurant. There is a brothel next door if that's your thing!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed January 2, 2021

Just a quick stop in the store for some snacks and enjoyed the alien theme. Plenty of funny little things to buy for a nice chuckle.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2020

Just up the road from our stay at the Longstreet Casino and RV Park, this was a quirky stop we couldn’t pass. I mean, when you see a place that looks like the aliens may have overtaken, you gotta check it out, right? Grabbed a...few photos with the alien cutouts in front of the store. Inside, you’ll find a selection of mini market type snacks and drinks. But also, several alien figures which make for fun photos. And there is quite a bit of alien centric merchandise including shirts, socks, hats, magnets and assorted souvenirs. You can even buy alien head shaped bottles of tequila. All in all, a fun stop if you like quirky roadside stops.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2020

Wait 10 minutes and you MIGHTget 2 gallons of gas. It's absolutely ridiculous. And they charge you $.35 to pay at the pump with your card. Go across the street to phillips 66.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed July 31, 2020

very helpful staff, clean bathrooms, cheapest gas prices, scrumptious hamburgers and very unique and quality soveniers must buy, i got some for my kids and grand kids they love the material so much , sooooo unique. satisfied customer thank you.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 29, 2020 via mobile

This was our first stop out of Las Vegas as we started driving to Reno. We used the clean restrooms, took plenty of fun photos, and bought snacks and souvenirs you won't easily find elsewhere. On our return trip we stopped here to have dinner....Excellent chicken salad sandwich on Texas toast!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 16, 2020

You should just stop there. They have all the alien trinkets and smelly bathrooms. We have yet to eat there but not above it either. At least worth the picture opportunity with the Alien Brothel.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Out of the wide open spaces on a road corner this is the space to stop. T shirts, alcohol and everything you might want.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020

Average gas station selling overpriced crap. Better prices online. The word tacky springs to mind. If you want your picture taken next to a model alien this is this place for you.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

I was on my way to Death Valley and stopped at the Area 51 Travel Center. Ordered pancakes, they were delicious! Friendly staff.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Located over an hour north of Las Vegas on Highway 95 at Armagossa. Alien themed everything inside and out. Convenience and souvenirs. Gas station and small diner. Plenty of parking spaces available.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from lizzy1954R | Reviewed this property |
Lol don’t think so. But they may have added things to the menu.
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Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
Although this is a good place to stop for gas,supplies and has a nice little restaurant for a quick meal, it is also a brothel which some people might have a concern with. My wife felt a little uncomfortable being there just... More
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Area 51 Alien Travel Center is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4