Roswell Travel Guide
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- RoswellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Nov 12, 2013
I'm reading a book about Billy the Kid that I bought in Lincoln, New Mexico and it explains that Roswell was founded as a major cattle center along the Pecos, dominated by massive herds of rancher John Chisum. It's ironic, then, that today the town is most known for the alleged crash of a UFO in 1947. The International UFO Museum & Research Center is undoubtedly the main tourist draw. The Chihuahua desert and Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge, however, are stark examples of nature at its most extreme.Recommended for:
- RoswellMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersFeb 20, 2013
A UFO allegedly crashed in Roswell in the summer of 1947, altering this town forever. Now Roswell is alien obsessed, and even the local McDonald’s is shaped like a flying saucer. UFO tourism has attracted folks to this small New Mexico town, where visitors frequent UFO-themed shops like the Alien Zone and turn up for the annual summer UFO Festival. (The cult TV show Roswell provided an added boost.) Skeptics and believers alike will find much to think about at the International UFO Museum and Research Center.
- RoswellMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 24, 2012
Kitschy and oddball are the two first adjectives that come to mind when I think of Roswell. Situated in some of the most desolate land in Eastern New Mexico, Roswell is famous for its association with aliens and the supposed alien aircraft that crashed nearby. Check out the museum, and just let yourself have a good time.
- RoswellMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen TravelersAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
Most people are familiar with the UFO reputation of Roswell, but did you know that whole town has basically been converted into one giant alien-themed tourist trap? Alien shops, a UFO museum, alien food, alien bars and even an alien hotel. It's crazy, but also good fun. Roswell can definitely make the claim that there's nowhere else quite like this!
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