Northern Nevada activities, tickets and more

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Stargazing - Extraterrestrial Highway & Area 51

The Extraterrestrial Highway is a lonely stretch of road through the Nevada desert where UFO sightings are rumored to be commonplace. This highway is legendary, privy to the many top secret activities at the Area 51 military base and subsequently serving as a backdrop for film makers and conspiracy theorists alike. Only after standing on the highway yourself...alone in the middle of nowhere...can you understand its mysterious draw. We'll venture to many places including the Alien Research Center, Area 51, the Little A'Le'Inn and the site of the Black Mailbox. All of this combined with the opportunity to both UFO hunt and stargaze at night is a dream come true for alien enthusiasts!.....Our organization has been giving specialized educational tours for nearly a decade. All of our tours are operated by a guide with a degree in his/her respective field of either archaeology, paleontology, geology or physics. We provide unique hands-on educational experiences for our guests.
10 hours
Food, Wine & Nightlife

Exotic Driving Experiences- Experience 3 high performance vehicles for 2 hours

Where else can you experience being behind the wheels of some amazing high performance vehicles driving through national parks just beyond the Las Vegas Strip!
3 hours
Shows, Concerts & Sports

Nevada Sky Lantern Festival

This is a weekend long Sky Lantern Festival held on 304 acres in Nevada's desert. Come join us for a very large and magical festival.
2 days
Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Sand Harbor Tour - Helicopter South Lake Tahoe Airport

Enjoy a minute complimentary ride to the Truckee Airport upon meeting at our HeliTahoe offices in Truckee, where you’ll meet your pilot and take part in a short safety briefing prior to boarding.Then, you’ll be ready for your 30-minute scenic window seat flights over the second deepest lake in the U.S! Experience an amazing flight along the east shore over Stateline and then northbound to the breathtaking Glenbrook Bay, Secret Harbor, Skunk Harbor, and Chimney Beach. Then it’s on to the sparkling waters of Sand Harbor, the ultimate destination. Along the way, see numerous ‘hidden beaches’ to hike to after your flight!
30 minutes
Kid Friendly

Valley of Fire Hike

Valley of Fire is one of southern Nevada's most scenic landscapes. Speckled with ancient petroglyphs and furnace red Aztec sandstone, this area is great for scenic hikes and photography alike.The grey and white limestone is mixed among other geologic features that date back to the Jurassic period. Many day hikes are available to all skill levels, from short easy walks to moderate treks through the backcountry.
9 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

Rail Explorers Southwest Ramble

Take a tour with Rail Explorers and experience the magic of the railroad like never before! Ride the rails on our pedal-powered ‘Rail Explorers’ - a unique activity suitable for everyone, just 20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip. On this exhilarating 4 mile downhill ride you'll experience the beauty of the Nevada desert and the Black River Mountains like never before. Tours include a return trip on one of the historic trains from the collection at the Nevada State Railroad Museum
1.5 hours