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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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Roswell Museum & Art Center
Roswell Museum & Art Center
Owner description: Founded in 1937, the Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to an extensive collection of southwestern art, the equipment and workshop of pioneering rocketeer Robert H. Goddard... more Owner description: Founded in 1937, the Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to an extensive collection of southwestern art, the equipment and workshop of pioneering rocketeer Robert H. Goddard, and the Rogers Aston Collection of the American West, which encompasses historical southwestern artifacts spanning from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. less
Attraction type: Art Museums; History Museums; Observatories & Planetariums
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Bottomless Lakes State Park
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Attraction type: State Parks
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Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
Attraction type: Art Museums
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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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Spring River Park and Zoo
Spring River Park and Zoo
Attraction type: Zoos; Parks
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Big D's Downtown Dive
Big D's Downtown Dive
Ranked #1 of 128 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Chef Toddzilla's Mobile Cuisine
Chef Toddzilla's Mobile Cuisine
Ranked #2 of 128 Restaurants in Roswell
Price: US$ 10 - US$ 13
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood on Main
Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood on Main
Ranked #3 of 128 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cowboy Cafe
Cowboy Cafe
Ranked #4 of 128 Restaurants in Roswell
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Peppers Grill & Bar
Peppers Grill & Bar
Ranked #5 of 128 Restaurants in Roswell
Price: US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Rodeway Inn Roswell
2.0 of 5
Rodeway Inn Roswell
US$ 51 - US$ 92
Ranked #4 of 22 Hotels in Roswell
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BEST WESTERN El Rancho Palacio
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN El Rancho Palacio
US$ 80 - US$ 102
Ranked #6 of 22 Hotels in Roswell
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Comfort Suites Roswell
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Roswell
US$ 79 - US$ 114
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Roswell
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