TravelNevada introduces alien-themed itinerary |

TravelNevada introduces alien-themed itinerary

Special to the NNBW

After savoring samples of “Teriyaki Time Travel,” “Hell Hole Hot,” and other jerky specialties, extraterrestrial visitors can peruse quirky curios, and pose with life-size locals in funky murals.

The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) has created a travel itinerary suited to the possible extraterrestrial life forms identified in the $22 million Defense Department program described in a Dec. 16 New York Times article.

The 487 mile/2.284e-11 light year itinerary includes such attractions as the Extraterrestrial Highway in Lincoln County, which runs just north of Area 51. The community of Rachel, home of the Little A'Le'Inn, figures into the route, as does Tonopah, where the Mizaph Hotel is offering a 20 percent discount on king and queen rooms for life forms showing intergalactic ID (valid through January 2018).

Other attractions on the itinerary include Valley of Fire State Park in Overton — the red sandstone formations here evoke the landscape of Mars — and the town of Pahrump, which, film buffs will recall, is the place where Martians land in the 1996 film "Mars Attacks!"

For the complete UFO Stopover itinerary, visit: