Conspiracies surround this top-secret base. Find out whats not theory in 10 things you didnt know about Area 51.
Area 51 is located in the southern portion of Nevada in the western United States, 83 miles north-northwest of Las Vegas. Situated at its center, on the southern shore of Groom Lake, is a large military airfield. The site was acquired by the United States Air Force in 1955, primarily for the flight testing of the Lockheed U-2 aircraft. The area around Area 51, including the small town of Rachel on the aptly named Extraterrestrial Highway, is a popular tourist destination. (source : wikipedia