Spaceship.
Space pod and Stardust make up the intergalactic district of Wallace.

Sit in a Spaceship

Field review by the editors.

Wallace, Idaho

The Red Light Garage restaurant opened in Wallace in 2004. The spaceship in the parking lot arrived five years later.

Spaceship.
Next stop, the Final Frontier.

According to a story told to us by a couple of young employees, the spaceship was purchased by Garage owners Jamie and Barbara Baker from a movie prop store in Spokane that was going out of business. Barbara wanted the space pod; Jamie said no. When Barbara walked out to their car Jamie secretly purchased the UFO anyway. It arrived several days later as a surprise. "They're both really funny," we were told.

The spaceship has Martian-style engravings on its interior ceiling, and storage bins for travelers planning an intergalactic jaunt. It's not unique; we've seen others in Florida and in Texas, but the Wallace UFO is better maintained.

Although the space pod is only a photo op, we were told that at least one nervous customer came into the restaurant worried that it was real. "If you guys take off, watch out for the wires."

Sit in a Spaceship

Red Light Garage

Address:
302 5th St., Wallace, ID
Directions:
Outside of the Red Light Garage restaurant, which is on the southwest corner of 5th and Pine Sts.
Phone:
208-556-0575
Admission:
Free
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