Area 51 is in the middle of nowhere, on the way to nowhere. You have to drive Nevada Route 375, also known as Extraterrestrial Highway to even get close to the entrance. On the other side of Area 51 is the Nevada Test Site. You don’t want to go through that.
When we were driving x-country, my wife and I took the road. We saw no other car for a while, then a car came towards us. One right out of the early 20th Century. And the people in it were wearing clothing from the era. Talk about weird.
I’ve been in the area a couple of other times, one time filming with the Syfy channel.
Here’s a brief history of Area 51:
And here is, of course, Cool Gus. As a puppy, with his litter. I can’t even figure out which one is him!