Not just Aliens...
Internationally famous for the 1947 UFO Incident, Roswell is much more than aliens.
Beginning in the 1860s, Roswell was the center of the cattle business in New Mexico. Famous names such as: John Chisum and Pat Garrett, of Billy the Kid fame, called Roswell home and worked to build the City of today.
Later, Robert Goddard, the “Father of Modern Rocketry”, spent his most fruitful years in Roswell exploring the limits of space and science technology.
Roswell also has an active artist community with galleries up and down Main Street. The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the work of artists from all over the world at The Roswell Artists in Residence Program. From seven museums, The Roswell Symphony and live theater at The Roswell Little Theatre and ENMU-R, to local coffee shops, wineries, festivals, and diverse outdoor activities, Roswell is a vibrant and active place to live.
…and yes, The Roswell UFO Museum draws over 170,000 visitors annually to Roswell (from all over the planet).
World Class Art at your fingertips
With only 60,000 people in the region, a remarkable number of museums can be found in Roswell. The unique Roswell Artists in Residence program boasting the work of artists worldwide. Roswell boasts the following museums:
- Roswell Museum and Art Center
- Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art
- Historical Center of Southeast New Mexico
- International UFO Museum & Research Center
- Douglas McBride Museum NMMI Campus
- Walker Aviation Museum
- Gallery of the Roswell Fine Arts League