Not content with the millions of tourists that visit Las Vegas each year, Nevada is now advertising travel packages for extraterrestrials. The state is hoping to attract aliens in response to an alleged visit made by a UFO to Area 51, a highly-classified detachment of Edwards Air Force Base.
TravelNevada, a travel website based in Carson City, now features a special itinerary for extraterrestrial travelers, which includes a discounted room rate at the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah. The travel plan includes the following:
Solar Day 1: Las Vegas/Valley Of Fire State Park
On day 1, TravelNevada will provide its own “It’s A Small World” experience in Vegas by showing aliens Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower replica and Luxor Las Vegas’ Egyptian pyramid. The tour will also include dinner and a show at the Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur, as well as stop for homesick travelers at the Mars-like Valley of Fire State Park, where "Star Trek: Generations" and "Total Recall" were filmed.
Solar Day 2: Extraterrestrial Highway To Tonopah
Nevada State Route 375,which was renamed the Extraterrestrial Highway in 1996, features E.T. Fresh Jerky, a snack shop, the ET Highway sign, where aliens are encouraged to take pictures, and a souvenir shop at the Alien Research Center. Visitors, however, are advised against following the signs for Area 51, since it’s the site of the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is off-limits to the public.
The Little A'Le'Inn restaurant and gift shop in Rachel, a former silver mining town, is a great place to refuel, while the the Mizpah, a restored Victorian-era hotel, offers a 20 percent discount on rooms for aliens using their intergalactic ID cards. The town also features the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum, as well as mouthwatering barbecue and craft beers, including the Half-life Hefeweizen, at the Tonopah Brewing Co. At night, Tonopah, with a population of 2,440 and next to no pollution, is the ideal spot for stargazing.
Solar Day 3: Tonopah To Pahrump And Back To Vegas
Heading south, travelers will encounter Goldfield, another silver mining town, which displays the International Car Forest of the Last Church outdoor art installation with paintings of half-buried cars, buses and other forms of transportation. In Beatty, the Happy Burro Chili & Beer and KC's Outpost are the perfect places to grab a bite to eat. Travelers will then head to the ghost town of Rhyolite, which features the Goldwell Open Air Museum.
Finally, in Pahrump, where Martians land in Mars Attacks!, visitors can take part in a Jetpack America adventure at Lake Spring Mountain within the Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club, play a round of golf at the Mountain Falls Golf Course or the Lakeview Executive Golf Course, and stop to taste the wines at the Pahrump Valley Winery and Sanders Family Winery.