Top things to do in Roswell

Top Choice Museum in Roswell

Roswell Museum & Art Center

Roswell's excellent museum deserves a visit. Seventeen galleries showcase Southwestern artists including Georgia O'Keeffe, Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, along with an eclectic mix of Native American, Hispanic and …
Top Choice Museum in Roswell

International UFO Museum & Research Center

There’s a lot of reading to be done here; display panels are covered with witness statements, newspaper cuttings and extended essays, outlining the 1947 Roswell Incident Timeline and explaining the 'great cover-up.'…
Cultural in Roswell

UFO Festival

Held on Fourth of July weekend, this celebration of Roswell’s 1947 brush with fame attracts visitors from around the planet…and beyond. Interplanetary-travel celebs such as the Duras sisters (Klingon warriors), as w…
Wildlife Reserve in Roswell

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Wintering water birds gather at this 38-sq-mile refuge, 10 miles northeast of Roswell; many birds remain to nest in the summer. Bring your binoculars for the best views of cranes, geese and other species; hiking and…
Bar in Roswell

Pecos Flavors Tasting Room

Stop by this airy tasting room to sample New Mexican wines by the glass or one of the six local beers on tap. Half-bar, half-boutique, it also has an adjoining bistro ($7.25 to $9) that has a hefty selection of sand…
Museum in Roswell

Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico

Housed in the 1912 mansion of local rancher James Phelps White, this property is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its interior has been carefully restored to its original early-20th-century decor, wi…
American in Roswell

Big D's Downtown Dive

From the Tomahawk burger (served on fry bread) to the chicken tortilla soup, and the Southwest chicken wontons to the Hard Apple salad, there are enough unique choices on Don Nason's menu to distinguish it from your…
Thai in Roswell

Taste of Thai

You can still ask yourself New Mexico's state question here (red or green?), but you'll no doubt appreciate that it applies to curry for a change. The kitchen whips up good standards, from pad Thai to tom yum soup.
Italian in Roswell

Pasta Cafe

One of Roswell's premier date restaurants, this large bistro delivers reliable pizzas and pasta dishes, as well as steak and seafood dishes like the tasty oven-broiled scallops.
Diner in Roswell

Cowboy Cafe

One of the few truly local joints left in town, this is a good option for a breakfast before hitting the UFO museum or the road.