Roswell Tourism

Roswell is a city in New Mexico. It is the county seat of Chaves County in the southeastern quarter of the state of New Mexico, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 48,411, making it the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. It is a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also the home of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), founded in 1891. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located a few miles northeast of the city on the Pecos River. Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 12 miles (19 km) east of Roswell on US 380. Roswell is most popularly known for having its name attached to what is now called the 1947 Roswell UFO incident, though the crash site of the alleged UFO was some 75 miles (121 km) from Roswell and closer to Corona. The investigation and debris recovery was handled by the local Roswell Army Air Field.


Suddenly garnering a lot of attention after experiencing an Unidentified Flying Object incident in 1947, Roswell tourism spurt like a no-joke! Suddenly everyone wanted to visit Roswell. Today, the city is popular for being “America's most enduring and fanatical pop-culture memes.” Apart from the UFO incident, it is the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge that is the main draw of this city. The city is a result of early Hispanic developments, that lend a beautiful culture touch which is a delight to be explored. This also renders to the burgeoning art and culture of Roswell.

As far attractions go, the UFO incident continues to be of prime, given that the International UFO Museum and Research Center is the most important point of interest here. Then follow the attractions of Roswell Museum & Art Center, Bottomless Lakes State Park, Pecos Flavors Winery and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art among a few more.