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Looks like they added some fancy parking lot lights and were doing some work on the UFO-themed hotel.[Jay Kirby, 05/23/2015]
Since our last alien jerky encounter, the density of extraterrestrial races, vehicles and gourmet meat snacks in Baker has increased. Or it seems so -- the proprietors of Alien Fresh Jerky like to move around the props and characters promoting their dried meat products and space monster souvenirs. If the silver "Galaxy Peace Patrol" car with its three green dummies is missing from the parking lot during your visit, it will probably be back the next time you pass through.
Inside the store, a mechanical alien fortune teller offers advice from a coin op glass case. The store displays plenty of E.T. bric-a-brac to buy -- t-shirts, glasses, signs. Jerky is available in many flavors and configurations.
The manager didn't laugh when we asked about how the new "UFO hotel project" is going -- he said that it was underway for 2013. The plan, publicized in late 2012, is to build a 3-story, saucer-shaped motel with a pool resembling an E.T.'s head. If all goes well, Baker will be promoted as the "Gateway to Area 51"...[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/09/2013]
A traditional roadside jerky stand with a decidedly Space Alien/UFO twist. Just across from the World's Largest Thermometer, Alien Fresh Jerky has it all. There's jerky, T-Shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, strong political opinions and, of course, a place to smash a penny with one of four Alien Fresh Jerky imprints. And, let's face it, what self respecting roadside attraction would be complete if one couldn't smash a penny. Once they had that, they knew Alien Fresh had arrived.[D. Pruiksma, 10/10/2010]
When you take the exit for Baker, CA off of I-15 South, which is the same exit for the World's Largest Thermometer, about 1 mile down the road you will see the Alien Fresh Jerky Store. This is the same business that used to be located near the Little A'Le' Inn in Rachel, NV. The outside of the store has an Alien Cowboy sitting on top of the sign waving his hat, a UFO parked outside, and another one crashed into the building. There's a "Space Trooper" car filled with little green men and a sign telling the distance to the store from various planets.
The jerky is pretty good and they have some cool alien merchandise.[Adam Boudrow, 01/03/2007]
We drove up to the tower but didn't stay long enough to go to the museum since our dogs were in the car. Worth the drive! You'll see UFOs along the way.[Joanie Berkwitz, 02/04/2015]