Why stare at the stars and dream of the extraterrestrial when you can visit great Fotospots right here on Earth. We're talking alien shops, alien museums, and even alien jerky. (No aliens were harmed in the making of the jerky...or so we're told.)MoreLess
Owners Luis and Susana Ramallo have found the perfect way to combine two of their interests - aliens and jerky. Housed in a futuristic building you have your choice of dozens of flavors of jerky as well as other goodies. If you don't eat meat, you can choose from a variety of snacks, trail mix, BBQ marinades, little UFO tchotchkes, or simply get your fortune told by an extraterrestrial in a fortune teller machine.
What alien WOULDN'T stop here? Hamburgers, snacks, beverages, restrooms, and low gas prices - this might be a virtual paradise for a Martian longing for the barren red landscape of home. It's also open 24/7 so no aliens need to worry about galactic time zones. And for those aliens pining for companionship there is the "Alien Cathouse Brothel" (just for show).
Being located on a prime piece of real estate along the Extraterrestrial Highway, at Little A'Le-Inn you're more likely to encounter humanoid green men than any other place in America. If you're looking for luxury, look elsewhere. This motel stop is a reasonably priced haven for travelers looking for UFOs or to crack the secrets of nearby Area 51.
Known as the gateway to Area 51, The Alien Research Center, located at the beginning of Extraterrestrial Highway, is your first stop in your search for other worldly beings. Lots of U.F.O. (unidentified flying object) information can be found there as well as general space-related info. But plan your visit well because the ARC's hours are limited and vary throughout the year.
This lonely stretch of highway deep in the Nevada Desert is popularly referred to as the "Extraterrestrial Highway" because of the numerous U.F.O. sightings that have been reported while traveling this route. Most reports these days, however, can be explained. Nellis Air Force Base is near, which houses the Nevada Test Site where many missiles and aircraft are tested. So the sounds of sonic booms from the F18s zooming overhead are even more common than the U.F.O. sightings!
Here is the quintessential roadside attraction - filled with fake aliens and UFOs and plenty of conspiracy theories. The main attraction is "The Thing" which is actually a mummified corpse of a person who died in the 1800s and was preserved by the dry heat of the desert climate. Based on the bone structure and the clothing the body most likely belonged to a female Chinese railroad worker - which makes The Thing more tragic than mysterious.
At the Alien Zone cafe and gift shop in Roswell, New Mexico, you'll find the Area 51 Museum which was built in 1998 by commercial artist/pastor of Roswell's Washington Avenue Baptist Church, Randy Reeves. The museum's owners noticed some visitors had become bored with the museum so they decided to fight that boredom by getting people involved in the stories and have them pose for photos with "aliens" in different dioramas that depict alien encounters.
Located in Roswell, New Mexico, the International UFO Museum and Research Center was founded in 1991 and is located in a former movie theater from the 1930s. Inside the museum, you'll find an extensive library and exhibits revolving around the history of UFO encounters. The museum's catalyst was the 1947 Roswell UFO incident of a crashed spacecraft discovered by rancher, W. W. "Mack" Brazel who found metal debris outside of Roswell close to a giant trench that spanned hundreds of feet.
On US Hwy 285, right before the US-70 intersection, you'll find this super fun "Welcome to Roswell" sign. Erected in 2017, this sign embraces Roswell's extraterrestrial history with a flying saucer that actually lights up at night!
The strange and odd Alien Streetlights of Roswell look as if they were placed there by the aliens themselves but neither aliens nor Roswell had anything to do with these iconic lights! These bulbous globes with slanted eyes that glow green at night were actually a guerilla art project staged by Larry and Sharon Welz, the creators of Roswell's Spacewalk who painted the eyes on the already green street lights. The city allowed the streetlights to remain in this state since 2001.
If you were the town of Roswell, you'd have a sign advertising your importance too! Roswell - the Mecca of sci-fi aficionados and UFO-believers - fully embraces its wonderful weirdness. Erected in 2013 one must wonder what took this town so long to shout it from the desolate plains. The mural of the landed saucer and aliens, along with the Earthling Welcome Committee, is certainly an Instagram-worthy location even if there is not much else on the surface of Roswell.
Judy Messoline noticed how UFO watchers sometimes gathered at her ranch after dark. She decided she would capitalize on the circumstances and make some money so she opened a campground and built a small stucco saucer dome gift shop, then surrounded it with a 10-foot high viewing platform. She called this "The UFO Watchtower."
In 1965 a UFO incident occurred. Residents reported seeing a huge fireball crash somewhere. Soon after government officials came to investigate and were reportedly seen to take away a large, brown acorn-ish thing about the size of a modern-day Fiat. In 1990 the producers of "Unsolved Mysteries" fashioned a replica of the UFO based on eyewitness accounts. After the show left the area the acorn was bestowed on the town which they proudly display.
"Captain" Jody Pendarvis is the creator of this ramshackle structure seemingly built of aluminum siding and held together with a few nails. Although its primary purpose is to give visiting aliens from another solar system an Earth orientation, it also doubles as Jody's summer home. Unique in his aspirations, Jody is certainly an amiable guy - willing to give visitors a tour for $20 if he's around.