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“Fun Time!”
Review of Area 51

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Area 51 Day Tour from Las Vegas
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Rachel
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Owner description: Top-secret military base and sight of alleged UFO sightings.
Churchville, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Fun Time!”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

See my review for "Extraterrestial Highway" and the "Little Ale'inn" in rachel, NV. it's all pretty much the same tourist attraction.

Visited July 2012
3 Thank Windsurferguy01
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Prague, Czech Republic
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Adventure in the desert”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Well, do not expect to see anything special - but just for the feeling of "I was there" is really super to visit. Cammo dudes observed us from the hill, we took couple of pictures, and you never knew :oD We enjoyed it a lot!

Visited May 2012
5 Thank FrancescaDrake
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Still too chicken”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Once again, made it ti the very edge of this legendary military base, took a pic of the sign, but chickened out of getting out of the car for a look around, These cammo dudes are definitely intimidating... Next time, perhaps!

Visited April 2012
2 Thank M Charles F
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't be afraid - Just go!”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

As the title says, just overcome your feat of the place and you will have a great time. There are real dangers so you must take the proper precautions though. That first time to spot a cammo dude, you will remember for a long time!

Among other things make sure you have a lot of water, food, spare tire, warm clothes, camera.

My suggested itinerary for a first visit (going from Vegas):
Stop at Alamo,NV for fuel and to see the white bus that takes workers into Area 51(only on weekends).
Stop at the Extra-terrestrial highway sign.
Continue up the highway and turn onto the A51 back gate road.
Then stop at Rachel, NV - a great town!
Then finally to the A51 front gate.

My video review:

Visited November 2011
5 Thank Roman P
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Lancaster, PA
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Not much to see but still a fun quirky thing to do!”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

The base is hidden so don't plan on actually seeing much more than a dirt road, security guards, and a couple of signs posted telling you not to go past. It is about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and is fun to do. It is a very beautiful and uneventful drive. Take your camera up because the roads take you through some beautiful country.

Try going up when the Red Flag Excercises are going on. You may be able to see some military aircraft in the area. I like to come up here each time I go to Vegas just to say I've been there and to see if anything has changed or if you can see some military action.

Go to Rachel and visit the Lil Al E Inn bar. Good food and has a lot of stuff about the base in there to read. Again, not much of anything to see there either but still a quirky quick getaway from Las Vegas.

Visited March 2012
4 Thank YoungBuckTravel
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