Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Alien Fresh Jerky

Map Alien Fresh Jerky
72242 Baker Blvd, Baker, California 92309

Aliens are selling jerky in Baker!
Aliens are selling jerky in Baker!

Alien Lightposts
Alien Lightposts

Along Interstate 15 in the middle of the desert, is the small town of Baker, mostly known for it's giant roadside attraction, the World's Tallest Thermometer! But, Baker's list of weird attractions doesn't just include the World's Tallest Thermometer. Equally weird is the official home for Alien Fresh Jerky, a fun little jerky store complete with all sorts of aliens on display.

The store is done up like some giant alien all terrain vehicle ready to explore an alien planet, complete with treads, guns, gears, etc. A flying saucer has landed in the parking lot along with an alien rocket of some sort. There's even an alien car complete with four alien passengers. Garbage cans are all stenciled up with "Alien 51". And all the lights in the parking lot are supported by tall, lanky, green aliens.

Aliens in a car
Aliens in a car
Aliens in and around a space ship!
Aliens in and around a space ship!
Entrance to Alien Spacecraft
Entrance to Alien Spacecraft

Inside, besides dozens of different flavors of jerky, aliens watch over the customers, several trying to blend in by wearing cowboy hats. There's also a variety of alien souvenirs such as t-shirts, magnets, bumper stickers, glasses, etc. to buy. Three different alien fortune telling machines are on display, one being an Alien Trump spouting various Trumpisms. An alien also sits on a bench with arms stretched out ready for his photo op.

Aliens in Hats
Aliens in Hats
Jerky
Jerky
Pose with an Alien
Pose with an Alien

Behind the main building sits an Alien Pretzel stand in the shape of some sort of UFO like structure. Aliens sit on top. Behind the Alien Pretzel stand, construction is currently underway on an upcoming alien themed hotel!

Alien Pretzel
Alien Pretzel
Alien Pretzel
Alien Pretzel

Apparently the owner of Alien Fresh Jerky, Luis Ramallo, intends to build a three story saucer shaped hotel in Baker. The hotel is currently projected to have 31 rooms and will cost $30 million dollars. Plans for the hotel include giving visitors the feeling that they are walking through and living in a craft from outer space. Rumors also state that the plans for the hotel have a pool in the shape of an alien's head, themed rooms, dining, and retail space. If his plans continue, the town of Baker will have even more weirdness.

Alien Trump
Alien Trump
Main Entrance
Main Entrance
Alien Lightposts
Alien Lightposts

Alien Fresh Jerky first appeared in Crystal Springs, Nevada in 2000, but was moved to Baker in 2002. The store is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. The building and other attractions are constantly being updated and added to, making it so that every time you stop by something has changed.

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Last Edited: 2019-11-27


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