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Little A'Le'Inn

SR 375, Rachel, Nevada 89001 USA

Closed Now
Opens Tue 8a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public

“your gateway to Area 51”

Filming Location from the movie Paul - Little A'Le'Inn is where Graeme and Clive stop for a meal at the beginning of the film. Also a filming location for The X-Files. Pat, Bill & Connie, along with the staff at the Little A'Le'Inn would like to welcome you and we hope to see each and everyone of you soon. There are many things to do here and plenty of trouble to get into if you do not read the warning signs posted near Area 51. We have maps, all sorts of alien goodies to sell, and other items so we can help you find your way around this vast oasis.

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Reviewed by
David & Emily

  • 2 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
April 20, 2014

Very strange place. Feels like the attention since "Paul" has made them care a bit less. Worth a stop for a photo but don't go out of your way.

5 people found this review helpful

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James Fisher

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  • 515 Reviews
  • 374 Helpful
October 19, 2015
Rated 5.0

Stopped in for breakfast after hiking Tikaboo peak the night before and camping out nearby. Very nice lady behind the bar once she opened up a bit. A classic stop on this lonely stretch of highway and a must for anyone into UFO's or other weird stuff. This whole area sort of loses it's weird image on visiting though, theres really not very much strange stuff happening, any stories are referencing distant and infrequent events. The place itself is divey and fun, full of sort of crappy pictures of UFO's that look like they havent been added to in a long time, and a pretty cheesy selection of gifts.

2 people found this review helpful

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  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
November 18, 2014
Rated 5.0

Loved this place. The accommodations were VERY clean and comfortable. I have already booked a stay next year. The staff was super helpful and polite. I had a "Saucer" burger and it was awesome. I can't wait to stay there again. Thanks Little A'Le'Inn!

1 person found this review helpful

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Greg Newkirk

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  • 315 Reviews
  • 324 Helpful
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0

An absolute must-stop for anyone with a love for X-Files or UFOlogy in general. Lots of really fun, unique gifts, and there's always a load of regulars sitting in the cafe ready to share their stories of strange craft. This place is great, and if you need a room it's cheap - like less than $50 cheap.

It's more important than ever to support places like in in Rachel, Nevada. For those who don't know, neo-Nazis have moved into the town and are attempting to systematically turn it into a compound.

1 person found this review helpful

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Dana Newkirk

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  • 298 Reviews
  • 325 Helpful
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0

I'm not really a gift shop person but they have an awesome one full of collectables that you'll actually want to buy. I suggest the house blend coffee as well, it's pretty delicious. And their alien mugs are the best, I've had mine for years and every time I bust it out I get complements. The entire place is fun and friendly and worth a stop.

1 person found this review helpful

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Tatiana Danger

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  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 637 Helpful
September 02, 2014
Rated 4.0

If you get hungry or need a place to sleep for the night, pull over at the Little A’le’inn, a bar, restaurant and motel. Here you can order the “Alien burger” and learn about Area 51. This place was featured in the movie "Paul" and in an "X-Files" episode on Area 51.

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  • 1 Helpful
July 03, 2013

also in the x-files episodes "Dreamland (I & II)" from season 6

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  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
September 08, 2016
Rated 5.0

Checked it out while visiting the area with my late father. We were able to check Area 51 off the bucket list before he passed. Best part of the trip was watching the jets and the sonic booms echoing off the valley walls. I think it was during Red Flag Exercises and jets were running between Fallon and Nellis (maybe)?. Anyway, an unforgettable trip. Still have my alien head fridge magnet.

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0

Recently stayed here and had a great time. This place is delightful and I want to go back. The rooms are basic but clean and I have no complaints, even the joint bathrooms aren't a big deal. The gift shop here is the best, way better than the Alien Research Center. Stay here!

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Tatiana Danger

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  • 1,169 Reviews
  • 637 Helpful
March 30, 2016
Rated 4.0

The Little A'Le'Inn is one of the most famous stops along the drive. The diner is adorned in all kinds of alien kitsch, and you can browse the gift shop for all kinds of UFO-themed merch after you enjoy your burgers. And, if you chat up the waitstaff, they'll probably tell you about various alien encounters along the road, the craziest conspiracy theorists they've had stop by, and maybe, if you're lucky, the best way to check out Area 51. Here you can order the “Alien burger.”.

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Little A'Le'Inn

SR 375
Rachel, Nevada
89001 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • RV Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Yes Parking
  • Haunted
  • 7 Rooms
  • Check-In
    • 3pm
  • Check-Out
    • 11am

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