Nevada UFO Town Cashes in on Geocaching Game - Oct. 28, 2011

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"Rachel, NV (FOX5) -
About two hours north of Las Vegas is State Highway 375, also known as the Extraterrestrial Highway.

The only town on the road is Rachel, Nevada.

For the past twenty years Pat Travis and now her daughter Connie West have been running the only business there, the Little A'Le'Inn.

"The UFO activity started within the first year that we were here," Travis told FOX5.

As popular culture's interest in UFOs faded so did visitors to the area.

But now a different type of visitor is coming.

"There not coming out here because of UFOs or Area 51 or the Little A'Le'Inn," said West.

Instead tourists have returned to Rachel to probe for something else, which has them looking at the ground, not the sky.

"Geocaching is our primary venture, what we came out here to do," said Scott Fee, a geocacher from Alabama.

Geocaching is a type of online scavenger hunt, where participants use GPS devices to find containers called "caches"."
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