Welcome to Roswell
That Roswell has become a phenomenon in its own right, and a byword for kookiness of all kinds, is entirely due its status as the site of the world’s most famous UFO incident – the alleged crash of a real-life flying saucer in the desert nearby, back in July 1947. Whether or not you're a true believer, it’s worth coming to Roswell to experience one of America's most enduring and fanatical pop-culture memes. Sure it's about as cheesy as it gets, but conspiracy theorists and X-Files fanatics descend from other worlds into Roswell in real seriousness. Forty miles south of Roswell, Artesia makes a good basecamp for exploring the eastern fringe of southeastern New Mexico.
Where to spot a UFO
Amazing hotels and hostels
We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.