Roswell, NM Tourist Attractions
The town of Roswell is most famous for the 1947 "Roswell Incident", a mysterious UFO crash which many suspect was covered up by the military. Roswell is the seat of Chaves County in southeastern New Mexico, established in 1870. There are five museums that include UFO exhibits, armament displays, antiques and artifacts.
International UFO Museum and Research Center
The International UFO Museum and Research Center has a detailed exhibit on the Roswell Incident, as well as UFO research in general.
Chaves County Historical Museum
The Chaves County Historical Museum is housed in a prairie-style house built in 1912. With furnishings that depict 1912 through 1920, the first floor has many original items from the White family.Exhibits highlight local history with 10,000 photographs of the past, books, and manuscripts as well as newspaper articles dating back to the early 1900's. These displays are housed in a building next to the house.
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell has a collection of work by local artists. Over 300 works of art are displayed in 7 galleries. The works were completed by artists who took part in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program.
Eastern New Mexico University
General Douglas L McBride Military Museum
The General Douglas L McBride Museum in Roswell has free exhibits on military history. The museum, located inside the Enrollment and Development Center, features firearms, static displays, uniforms, insignia, and decorations.
Address: 101 West College Boulevard, Roswell, NM 88201-5174, United States
Opening hours: 8am-4pm; Closed: Sun, Sat
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee: FREE
Spring River Park and Zoo
Spring River Park and Zoo in Roswell has a fishing lake, antique carousel, miniature train ride and animals on display. There is also a free Labor Day performance by the Roswell Symphony Orchestra.
Cahoon Park Swimming Pool
Historical Center For Southeast New Mexico
New Mexico Military Institute
Roswell Museum and Art Center
The Roswell Museum and Art Center has 11 galleries representing the art, history and culture of the Southwest.
Address: 100 West 11th Street, Roswell, NM 88202-1838, United States
Opening hours: 9am-5pm; Sun: 1pm-5pm
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: Donations are accepted.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Facilities: Gift shop
Robert H Goddard Planetarium
The Robert H Goddard Planetarium is an adjoining wing to the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The Planetarium presents star shows and multimedia programs.
Roswell Symphony Orchestra
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra is one of the few all-professional community orchestras in New Mexico.