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Downtown Historic District

Roswell, NM
+1 800-776-7935
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We were there anyway

So much more could be done with the whole alien concept, but at best the Roswell experience was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SuperDaveMcK
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Prince Albert
Lovely downtown

Loved the downtown area. Lots of friendly shops and people. I would highly recommend to visit the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Matt G
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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“street lights” (8 reviews)
“alien stuff” (11 reviews)
“santa hats” (2 reviews)
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Roswell, NM
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+1 800-776-7935
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"santa hats"
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"just plain fun"
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"interesting area"
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"photo opportunities"
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"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"road trip"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
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"lots of fun"
in 2 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"visit roswell"
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"ufo"
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"museum"
in 50 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much more could be done with the whole alien concept, but at best the Roswell experience was mediocre at best.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the downtown area. Lots of friendly shops and people. I would highly recommend to visit the ufo museum, visitors center, and many shops.

Thank Matt G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and do. Loved this quaint town and the kind, pleasant people. Loved the alien carvings but truly intrigued by the history.

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting Roswell to be a fun, buzzing town, but it seemed very quiet. There really is not much to see and it's not any different to many other small towns in the USA, other than a UFO shaped McDonalds and lots of alien...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we drove across the USA we made sure to stop in Roswell. I was hoping for a lot of kitschy and wacky all throughout the downtown area but what we mostly experienced was a quiet uneventful and somewhat depressed small city. We did visit...More

1  Thank 15dond
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Roswell for a fun alien experience and left VERY disappointed. There isn’t much to do and much of the town doesn’t embrace the alien “theme” any longer. The little bit of alien stuff there was cheesy at best. Again, very disappointed.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We enjoyed walking around downtown and taking pictures. So many interesting shops and dining. Would return.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

A few UFO & alien stores. Other than that, not much. Seems like a struggeling town. Wouldn't waste my time again.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Most of the old buildings in downtown Roswell have mold from roof leakage, so if your allergic to mold spores, you've been warned. The ambiance of downtown Roswell is cheap and tawdry...even the UFO stuff gets old after a couple of hours. Many people complain...More

Thank carl e
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Once upon time this was a wild and wooly outpost where extraterrestrial folks stopped in for beers occasionally. Not anymo. Some of that stuff is there, yes, and funnish. But now it is an industrial town where airliner recycling happens on a large scale. When...More

Thank Mike D
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bigdaddyphil47
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Response from BillM551 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea about public transportation in Roswell.
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