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Roswell
Known mostly through myths about aliens and UFOs, there's more to Roswell than mystery and innuendo. No matter what your interests: archaeological and historical sites, special and sporting events, museums, arts and culture, Roswell is a great place for a weekend jaunt. More than anything, the area offers a multitude of outdoor activities, from birdwatching and fishing at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge to swimming and boating at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Families will love the Spring River Park and Zoo, which features a special fishing lake for children, exotic animals and an antique carousel. There's plenty to do inside as well: the Roswell Museum and Art Center will appeal to anyone with an interest... more Known mostly through myths about aliens and UFOs, there's more to Roswell than mystery and innuendo. No matter what your interests: archaeological and historical sites, special and sporting events, museums, arts and culture, Roswell is a great place for a weekend jaunt. More than anything, the area offers a multitude of outdoor activities, from birdwatching and fishing at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge to swimming and boating at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Families will love the Spring River Park and Zoo, which features a special fishing lake for children, exotic animals and an antique carousel. There's plenty to do inside as well: the Roswell Museum and Art Center will appeal to anyone with an interest in Southwestern painters such as Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth. History enthusiasts will enjoy the Historical Center of Southeast New Mexico, a grand house filled with local antiques, artefacts and a changing gallery of historical exhibits. Of course a visit to Roswell would not be complete without a stop at the International UFO Museum and Research Center, where you can find out what really happened when "something" crashed near Roswell in 1947 & or maybe not. less

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Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Roswell Museum & Art Center
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Housing not only a fine art collection, the Roswell Museum & Art Center is also home to the Robert H. Goddard workshop and the Rogers Aston Collection of the American West.
Attraction type: Art Museums; History Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums
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Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Home to thousands of migratory birds, deer, bob cats and badgers, visitors to this refuge can view and photgraph wildlife from several observation platforms.
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Bottomless Lakes State Park
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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Ailen Zone Area 51
Ailen Zone Area 51
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Chef Toddzilla's Mobile Cuisine
Chef Toddzilla's Mobile Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 105 Restaurants in Roswell
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Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
Dining options: Street Food
Big D's Downtown Dive
Big D's Downtown Dive
Ranked #2 of 105 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Delivery
Cowboy Cafe
Cowboy Cafe
Ranked #3 of 105 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: Café, Diner
Taste of Thai
Taste of Thai
Ranked #4 of 105 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: Thai
Classic's Frozen Custard
Classic's Frozen Custard
Ranked #5 of 105 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: Dessert

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Roswell Inn
Roswell Inn
USD 16 - 186
Ranked #17 of 25 Hotels in Roswell
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Comfort Suites Roswell
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Roswell
USD 85 - 129
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Roswell
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BEST WESTERN El Rancho Palacio
BEST WESTERN El Rancho Palacio
USD 73 - 90
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Roswell
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Hampton Inn & Suites Roswell
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Roswell
USD 95 - 158
Ranked #4 of 25 Hotels in Roswell
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