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Downtown Historic District

Roswell, NM
+1 800-776-7935
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Quirky, cheesy and awesome

My husband and I went to Roswell with the idea of having a fun, silly day. Well, it was much more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lexington, South Carolina
At least it's off the bucket list now

I've always wanted to come to Roswell as I think the idea of an alien landing was worth checking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beginning in the 1830s as a mill town, Roswell's historic neighborhood features many of the original buildings that have been restored.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Roswell, NM
+1 800-776-7935
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Roswell with the idea of having a fun, silly day. Well, it was much more than that. The museum was very interesting even to the UFO non believer. Well worth the $5 admission fee. We loved how the town...More

Thank 219Mindy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've always wanted to come to Roswell as I think the idea of an alien landing was worth checking out the obvious tourist-trap kitsch. My expectations were pretty low, and Roswell failed to meet even that vey low bar. The walk around the "historic district"...More

1  Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was curious to see Roswell. I knew it would be a bunch of alien themed gift shops and attractions and I had low expectations, but it was even lower. The town in general had more than I thought it would though. There were lots...More

1  Thank Lindsay S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a Novel Part of town, Its all Alien themed and is generally what you would expect, Lots of little shops and a few side show exhibits, Easy to burn a couple of hours here.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure anyone takes it TOO serious, but it is a consistent theme thru out downtown as well and thru the town.

Thank 318bks
Reviewed 14 July 2017

At the top of the Downtown district is a statue of the inventor or Rocketry, Robert Goddard, right in front of the Roswell Museum & Art Gallery, both of which must be visited to round out a visit to Roswell. The Roswell Convention and Visitors...More

1  Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The downtown district has a few museums, shops, street lights look like Alien heads, great food at Big D's Downtown Dive, the courthouse is pretty, there is a statue behind the courthouse and if you look closely there are biblical verses on his boots, stirrups,...More

Thank Jeanne P
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Pleasant courthouse, and some side streets that give a hint of what the town was like 30-40 years ago. Plenty of alien-themed souvenir shops, if that's your thing and, of course, the excellent UFO museum.

2  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Downtown was pretty amusing, maybe even just in the fact that it is so iconicized. I was pleasantly surprised that only a few stores were closed being that it was July 4th. I was also pleased to find a juice bar since finding health food...More

1  Thank Becky S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The "Historic District" is actually an older part of the town a block West of the area with all the UFO hype. There are historic buildings and old homes. You have to follow the signs to find it.

Thank csarchibald
Nearby Restaurants
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Nearby Attractions
International UFO Museum and Research Center
1,884 reviews
.03 km away
Roswell Museum & Art Center
247 reviews
1.12 km away
Pecos Flavors Winery
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.52 km away
Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau
109 reviews
1.00 km away
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