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International UFO Museum and Research Center
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Roswell
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Owner description: This museum contains a diorama and a film of the "official" autopsy of the alien bodies after the 1947 crash.
San Antonio, Texas
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“kids loved it”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

if you visit roswell, you have to make time to stop and at least walk through this place.
some people(alot) really are convinced something happened out here, and I think that not all of them can be crazy.

Visited September 2013
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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Such a disappointment”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Went on a day trip to Roswell and this was at the top of the to-do list. Such a disappointment. This "museum" was nothing but newspaper clippings and photos pinned to a wall. Seems like this place hasn't been updated since 1975. Gift shop was sparse and had old dusty items to choose from. Overall this place was a disappointment to say the least. Good thing it only cost $5 to get in.

Visited August 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth a quick stop, but only if you're passing through”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

If you're really interested in the Roswell incident, the museum has some interesting items - news articles, affidavits from those involved, etc. posted on the walls. Appears to be trying to take an objective tact. Fills a moderately interesting half hour or so.

From the name of the place, though, had expected much more comprehensive treatment of UFOs. Exhibits are mostly news articles pinned to the walls, covering the UFO phenomenon in the 50s/60s to brief mention of crop circles, mayan drawings, etc. Ultimately needs a significant upgrade to very meaningful or insightful.

If you are passing through Roswell, it is worth a stop just to look. Not worth a special trip. Gift shop was disappointing - had expected a real variety of alien themed items. Other gift shops surrounding the museum were similarly disappointing. Mostly just T-shirts.

Visited August 2014
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“Interesting Information”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Inexpensive place to visit. Had plenty of information on the UFO incidents. The robotic aliens startled my granddaughter and she had fun with the displays there.

Visited August 2014
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Good value”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Cheap to get in, lots to read about.. not for kids, too much reading, great for adults.. interesting perspective on the events.. historical museum more then amusement.

Visited July 2014
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