CARSON CITY, Nev. — In an intergalactic outreach campaign, 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, a facility that will be familiar to our extraterrestrial guests. 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!”

TravelNevada is committed to promoting travel to the state, both domestic and international. This latest outreach to other galaxies is a natural extension of its core mission: promote statewide tourism to enhance the economic vitality of Nevada.

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The Nevada Division of Tourism is a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. More commonly known as TravelNevada, the Nevada Division of Tourism is responsible for promoting and marketing Nevada as a travel destination to domestic, international and intergalactic travelers. Operating within a performance-based budget structure, TravelNevada is funded solely by a percentage of lodging tax paid by overnight guests throughout the state. For more, visit