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Alamo, Nevada: The Black Mailbox

Trying to connect with a Proxima Centauri pen pal? Drop a letter in this battered black mailbox at one of the most remote spots on the Extraterrestrial Highway.

Mail Box Rd, Alamo, NV
On the south side of the Extraterrestrial Hwy, at its intersection with the unmarked, dirt, Mail Box Rd. Either 19 miles west of the Alien Research Center in Crystal Springs, or 20 miles east of the Little A'Le'Inn in Rachel. Look for the pile of debris that resembles a transient campsite.
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The Black Mailbox

There's not much to see. It's a black mailbox, but after reading about it thought it would be a little more exciting. Appears another box may have either been removed or stolen. It was on our way to Area 51 restricted area, so we stopped.

[Rose Howe, 03/14/2021]

Mail box.

Mailbox for Space Aliens

Located on the Extraterrestrial Highway, between the Little A'Le'Inn and Alien Research Center, there is a turnout with what appears to be a transient campsite. A closer look reveals a black mailbox stuffed with letters from passersby addressed to the aliens. The letters are in multiple languages, and range in tone and topic. Some people leave photos.

[Scott A Giorgianni, 09/10/2017]

This is the famous "Black Mailbox," a must-stop among UFO- and sci-fi-loving travelers. Although knocked from its cement pedestal years ago, the mailbox still gets plenty of mail.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Alien Research CenterAlien Research Center, Hiko, NV - 14 mi.
Extraterrestrial Highway SignExtraterrestrial Highway Sign, Crystal Springs, NV - 15 mi.
E.T. Fresh JerkyE.T. Fresh Jerky, Hiko, NV - 15 mi.
In the region:
Back Road to Area 51, Rachel, NV - 18 mi.

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