area 51 alien travel center nevada

An extraterrestrial-themed souvenir shop meets truck stop meets roadside diner—yeah, that’s a solid dose of Weird Nevada, for sure. Situated on U.S. Highway 95 in Amargosa Valley between Beatty and Vegas, it’s only at the Area 51 Alien Center where you can grab alien-themed anything you can imagine, fuel up on Free-Range Art Highway road trip snacks, grab a bite at the on-site restaurant, or get your hands on some M-80s.

The Area 51 Alien Center is the stuff extraterrestrial dreams are made of. Let the blazing green and pink paint job beckon you off the highway for alien-themed anything you can imagine inside this gift shop and travel center.

Find alien socks, Area 51 security tees, shot glasses, stickers, magnets, and other alien trinkets in this well-stocked souvenir shop. In the back of the Area 51 Alien Center, you’ll find a restaurant serving great breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Before, during, or after your pit stop, peruse the online-only Area 51 Museum for all kinds of lore about the mysterious Silver State site.

About 90 miles north from Las Vegas and an hour northeast of Death Valley National Park, the Area 51 Alien Center borders the southwest corner of the storied Nevada National Security Site. This classic Roadside America-style stop is a must-experience for any NV road tripper. 


Area 51 Alien Center is open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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Central, Nevada