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Roswell, NM is an eccentric place. A place where the West meets mystery, where we embrace the quirky, where being different is in demand. A place of inspiration, a place for something new, a place that lives in everyone. The city is centrally located in the Pecos Valley, nestled below the most southern outskirts of the Rocky Mountains, and serves as the hub of Southeastern New Mexico.

stay

Roswell hotels offer the comfiest stay in the galaxy and aerospace. For a full look at available hotels and motels click here.

 

shop

We’ve got you covered head to downtown Roswell and shop small! From souvenirs to the essentials we have the store for you.

Alien Invasion

105 N. Main St
Roswell, NM 88203

575-622-4930

Imagine That Scrapbooks & Gifts

300 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM 88203
575-622-5252

Alien Zone & Area 51

216 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM 88203
575-627-6982

She's a Dandy

302 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM 88201
575-626-8712

Alien Stop

112 W. First St
Roswell, NM 88201
575-840-8399

Rustic Essentials Soap Company

125 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM 88203
575-626-4861

Roswell Landing

205 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM 88203
575-622-3036

Fatman's Downtown

209 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM 88201
575-626-3222

play

There are so many fun places to visit in Roswell! Whether you’re a sci-fi fan or a fan of the outdoors.

Roswell Museum & Art Center

100 West 11th Street
Roswell, NM 88201
575-624-6744

Spring River Park & Zoo

1306 E. College Blvd
575-624-6760

Anderson Museum

409 East College Boulevard
Roswell, NM 88201
575-623-5600

Roswell UFO Spacewalk

116 East 2nd St.
Roswell, NM 88201
575-627-6868

Bottomless Lakes State Park

545 A Bottomless Lakes Rd.
Roswell, NM 88201
575-624-6058

International UFO Museum & Research Center

114 N. Main St.
Roswell, NM 88203
575-625-9495

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

4200 East Pine Lodge Road
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 622-6755

Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico

200 N. Lea Ave.
Roswell, NM 88201
(575) 622-8333

dine

Our city boasts authentic Mexican food eateries, traditional American dives, and every other eatery in between. For a full list of dining options click here.

Big D's Downtown Dive

505 N Main St.
Roswell NM 88203
575-627-0776

Martin's Capitol Cafe

110 W. Fourth St.
Roswell NM 88201
575-624-2111

Chef Toddzilla

107 Twin Diamond Rd
Roswell NM 88201
575-840-7260

Cerritos

2103 N. Main St.
Roswell NM 88201 575-622-4919

Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine

610 S. Main St.
Roswell NM 88203
575-208-0411

Cattle Baron

1113 N Main St
Roswell NM 88201
575-622-2465

Antigua Cocina Mexicana

3601 N Main St.
Roswell NM 88201
575-208-0991

Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro

412 W 2nd St
Roswell NM 88201
575-208-0991

Day Trips

Seeing all spectrum’s of NM’s beauty is just a car trip away! All of the following destinations are just a short car trip away!

Carlsbad Caverns

From a young age, Jim White explored the cavern with his homemade wire ladder. When he grew older, most people did not even believe such caves existed. He gave many of the rooms their names, including the Big Room, New Mexico Room, Kings Palace, Queens Chamber, Papoose Room, and Green Lake Room. He also named many of the cave’s more prominent formations, such as the Totem Pole, Witch’s Finger, Giant Dome, Bottomless Pit, Fairyland, Iceberg Rock, Temple of the Sun, and Rock of Ages.

The town of Carlsbad, which lends its name to the Cavern and National Park, is in turn named after the Czech town formerly known by the German name Karlsbad (modern spelling Carlsbad) and now known by the Czech name Karlovy Vary, both of which mean “Charles’ Bath[s].”

Until 1932, visitors to the cavern had to walk down a switch back ramp-sidewalk that took them 750 feet below the surface. The walk back up was hard on a lot of visitors. In 1932 the National Park opened up a large visitor center building that contained two elevators that would take visitors to the caverns below. The new center included a cafeteria, waiting room, museum and first aid area.

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White Sands National Monument

Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders – the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dunefield. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dunefield, along with the plants and animals that live here.

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Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Ruidoso

New Mexico’s premier mountain resort awaits with impeccable service, mouthwatering cuisine for every palate, incredible gaming action, and breathtaking alpine scenery to nurture your soul. Situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico just outside of Ruidoso, guests return time and time again to Inn of the Mountain Gods to enjoy the clean mountain air, stunning panoramic views, and exciting entertainment options.

287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero, NM 88340 | 800-545-9011

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The Hubbard Museum of the American West

A Smithsonian Affiliate, The Hubbard Museum of the American West is one of the most respected museums in the southwest region, and home to an extensive collection of magnificent carriages, wagons, saddles, firearms and Indian artifacts, as well as ever-changing traveling exhibits.

26301 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico 88346 | 575-378-4142

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Living Desert Zoo and Park

Overlooking the Pecos River Valley, this fascinating park exhibits the varied plant and animal life of the arid Chihuahuan Desert region. Visitors can observe caged animals like snakes, lizards and birds of prey, plus larger animals such as bison and antelope, which are held in pens. Or walk along a nature trail past cacti, agaves, yuccas and other native plant life.

The Spencer Theater

A landmark 514-seat world-class theater which, on the average, hosts a major touring Broadway show, dance or musical performance every 11 days year-round during separate summer and winter seasons. Four major Dale Chihuly glass installations. Check the Spencer site for coming events and online ticket purchasing. Public tours available on Tues & Thurs at 10

Off Mechem/Rt. 48 on Airport Highway 220, Alto, New Mexico 88312 | 575-336-4800 or toll free 888-818-7872

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