Roswell

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Join the list of visitors, some of whom are allegedly interplanetary, to this New Mexico city and check out fantastic museums, beautiful lakes, antiques stores and wineries.

Roswell is the seat of Chaves County in southeastern New Mexico. The city became famous in 1947 when a UFO supposedly crash landed at a nearby ranch, spurring decades of conspiracy theories and legends. Roswell is more than a stop on a ufology tour, however. Discover eclectic architecture, natural reserves and art galleries in one of New Mexico’s largest cities.

Roswell’s famous UFO incident is the key theme at the International UFO Museum Research Center. Believers and skeptics enjoy this intriguing institution, which offers various theories and reports arising from the 1947 event. Watch videos of news reports from the time, as well as interviews with witnesses. Join a city UFO tour to see historical landmarks related to the infamous crash landing and stroll along the psychedelically designed Roswell Spacewalk.

Walk down Roswell’s Main Street to enjoy the city’s downtown streetscape. Architectural highlights include Chaves County Magistrate Court and the Roswell Museum and Art Center. This comprehensive museum contains a broad range of historical artifacts and a collection of southwestern art. The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art is a cultural landmark in Roswell, while the Walker Aviation Museum honors the area’s aviation heritage. Take kids to the free-entry Spring River Park and Zoo to spot animals and ride a miniature train. Adults can enjoy the region’s wineries and antique shops.

Visit the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge to spy sandhill cranes, snow geese and other migratory birds. The visitor center has informative exhibits showing which species you may see on your drive along the 8-mile (13-kilometer) loop road. Investigate the sinkholes of Bottomless Lakes State Park, a scenic spot to camp, swim, stroll and paddle.

Fly to the Roswell International Air Center or catch one of the state’s intercity buses. Roswell is also accessible via three major highways. Enjoy a wide range of sights and attractions for all seasons. Camp under the stars near the lakes in summer or enjoy bird-watching amid the stillness of a winter sunset.

Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
2.5 out of 5
3610 North Main Street, Roswell, NM
The price is £45 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Located in the heart of Roswell, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Lovelace Regional Hospital and New Mexico Military ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (950 reviews)
"It was conveniently located, clean, and the price was not too high."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Comfort Suites
Baymont by Wyndham Roswell
Baymont by Wyndham Roswell
2.5 out of 5
2300 N Main Street, Roswell, NM
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £92 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated in Roswell, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lovelace Regional Hospital and Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. New Mexico Military Institute ...
4/5 Very Good! (952 reviews)
"Paul was courteous and helpful. Great breakfast. Pool and gym are open. Walking distance to restaurants and hospital"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Roswell
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Roswell
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Roswell
2.5 out of 5
200 E 19th St, Roswell, NM
The price is £56 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lovelace Regional Hospital, New Mexico Military Institute and Anderson Museum of ...
4/5 Very Good! (907 reviews)
"Sara at the front desk was wonderful and very helpful. Staff was very friendly, the room was clean, and the continental breakfast was great. Location is close to downtown and nearby restaurants. Would stay here again."

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Roswell
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Roswell, NM
Home2 Suites by Hilton Roswell, NM
3 out of 5
700 N Virginia Avenue, Roswell, NM
The price is £109 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Situated in Roswell, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Roswell Museum, International UFO Museum and New Mexico Military Institute. Anderson Museum ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (63 reviews)
"Front desk staff is wonderful. Very friendly. Room was perfect - large clean modern."

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Roswell, NM
Winery House
Winery House
110 N Lea Ave, Roswell, NM
The price is £155 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
Located in the heart of Roswell, this historic holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico and International UFO Museum. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
A Roswell gem
"Wonderful stay at a nice house in such a great location. We were able to walk to many of the area attractions. The winery and bistro across the street had wonderful food and one of the best red wines I have ever had. The owner of the house also owns the winery and was such a great host. Very responsive. ..."

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Winery House
Bussell's Cozy Farmhouse
Bussell's Cozy Farmhouse
804 W Jaffa St, Roswell, NM
The price is £176 per night from 26 Oct to 26 Oct
Situated in Roswell, this holiday home is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cahoon Park and International ...
5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Great stay
"Had everything we needed and a good location to downtown. Communication was great and check in / out was easy. Will return in the future."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2021

Bussell's Cozy Farmhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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