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Roswell Museum & Art Center

100 West Eleventh Street, Roswell, NM 88201
+1 575-624-6744
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Roswell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Housing not only a fine art collection, the Roswell Museum & Art Center is also home to the Robert H. Goddard workshop and the Rogers Aston Collection... more » Owner description: Housing not only a fine art collection, the Roswell Museum & Art Center is also home to the Robert H. Goddard workshop and the Rogers Aston Collection of the American West. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Another Free thing to do in Roswell. We enjoyed the way the exhibits are arranged by topic. Information from local living to Native Americans to space exploration.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Our visit was based on recommendations, which were right on target. Excellent collection and a wonderful museum shop.

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Horseshoe Bay
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not a world class museum, but many interesting displays. Not worth a trip, but definitely see it if you are in town, or only a slight detour from your route.

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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wonderfull if you enjoy history, art and science. Especially enjoyed the moon information. There was nothing I disliked about it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great collections with plenty of available information on artists. The information on Goddard and his rocket work in Roswell was a total surprise to me. The 2 hours I was at the Museum flew by very quickly!

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Dallas Texas
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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We came to Roswell to see the alien attractions but were disappointed and looking for more to do in this town. We found this museum and we were warmly welcomed when we entered. We were happily surprised at all the beautiful art and interesting mix of museum pieces. This is definitely a town treasure! If you are visiting Roswell, know... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent museum with unifying theme of New Mexico art by Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth Hurd. If you like naturalistic art reminiscent of Georgia O'Keefe, you'll like this collection. Museum also has huge display of Goddard rocket lab with all kinds of machinery that would appeal to children and engineers. Wonderful gift shop and knowledgeable docents. Worth a visit.

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Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great way to spend an hour in Roswell. Friendly staff members with interesting and diverse art collection.

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a wonderful museum that features a great collection of modern and contemporary art, including installations from New Mexico artists. This alone would have been great, but there is also a historical section with weapons and other artifacts and a great exhibit on early rocket scientist Robert Goddard, including a replica of his workshop! This museum was a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The museum is filled with a variety of newspaper articles, personal letters, photos, and artifacts from those Roswell families who experienced and gave personal testimonies about the crash of the "space object with six small creatures on board." The museum further features a Hollywood movie that tells the Roswell story.

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