Stay with Choice Hotels in Roswell, NM and experience a unique blend of UFO and Southwestern culture. Famous for being the site of the alleged UFO crash in 1947, the small town of Roswell is the heart of UFO-mania with its motto of “All American City—Alien City.” The town may be rich in UFO history but also blends in authentic Southwestern charm. Whether or not you visit for the UFO experience, you will find plenty to see and do within reach of our Roswell, NM hotels.
Head to Roswell UFO Tours for the ultimate Roswell UFO experience. Follow the lead of a local UFO researcher who takes you through a number of historic sites, including ones connected to the Famous Roswell UFO Incident. This is your opportunity to fulfill all your curiosities of extraterrestrial encounters. Roswell also exhibits its rich local history at the Roswell Museum & Art Center. The museum features Western artifacts and a collection of artwork sure to pique anyone’s interest. Don’t miss its main draw, Robert Goddard’s workshop and rocketry exhibit. A favorite of locals, the Pecos Flavors Winery offers its patrons a great escape from the New Mexico heat with free tastings of local wines, a well-stocked beer and a wine room.
Get another taste of Roswell’s local culture by visiting the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. Only a five-minute drive from downtown, this museum features nine galleries with paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and more by artists who have participated in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program since its inception more than 45 years ago. Drive 20 minutes out-of-town to the Bottomless Lakes State Park for some fun outdoors. Go for a swim or rent paddleboats at the lake or throw a picnic if you want to stay dry. Guest can also enjoy the beautiful sunsets against the red glow of the rocks. Get up close and personal to black bears, mountain lions, and more at the Spring River Park and Zoo. Visitors love the peacocks, prairie dogs, and other small animals running loose throughout the space. This is a great place to entertain the young ones out in the fresh air.
With so much to see and do in town, make sure to book a room at one of our Roswell, New Mexico hotels nearby everything the area has to offer. Don’t travel far to a warm bed after a full day of fun. Check out our selection above and reserve with Choice Hotels today!