Area 51 is the Top Secret United States Air Force Installation in Rachel Nevada. While there are millions of stories and guesses about what goes on out there, there are also factual proof of what has gone on out there in the past. In the 60s, 70s, and 80s many of todays frontline aircraft were being flown and tested.
While that is really boring compared some of the theories, there is still plenty of action around the base. Rachel, Nevada is the closest town to Area 51. The Lil Ale' Inn is the famous bar/eatery/museum featured in many movies and even more stories. In addition to the wild and fantastic theories, Rachel is a great location to view the Red Flag exercises that are run from Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada.