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Roswell Museum & Art Center

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Address: 100 West Eleventh Street, Roswell, NM 88201
Phone Number: +1 575-624-6744
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Description: Housing not only a fine art collection, the Roswell Museum & Art Center is...
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.
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A beautiful art museum with extras

This is a great little art museum in Roswell. Not only does it contain fantastic art, but it has several lovely historical Native American and western artifacts too. Some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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Lone Tree, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This is a great little art museum in Roswell. Not only does it contain fantastic art, but it has several lovely historical Native American and western artifacts too. Some of the beaded pieces and the Kachinas rival those I've seen in major city art museums. Pieces include art by Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, along with a space flight exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the contemporary art displayed in this museum. Additionally there is a fine section of native artifacts, and then the scientific Goddard portion of the museum. A nice variety.

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friends who had family in Roswell and had visited there many times recommended this museum, so we stopped by yesterday when in town and spent over 2 hours looking at the interesting art and exhibits.......the highlights were the Robert Goddard movie about his early rocket exploration and his connection to the Roswell area as well as a replication of his... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

While in Roswell my husband & I wandered from the Visitor's Center to the Roswell Museum & Art Center next door. What a pleasant surprise! Unfortunely during the 2 1/2 hours we were there saw only a handful of people come in. On a Saturday. It has good regional historical information & artifacts including a great gun collection & Robert... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a great museum with varied types of art on display. The Robert H. Goddard statue, outside, and the replica of his workshop, inside, are wonderful. There is a fantastic display of wild west clothing, art, saddles, Indian artifacts, and early firearms, etc. The Peter Hurd/Henriette Wyath art is always represented.

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This museum held my attention because of its variety: Robert Goddard's space exploration exhibit; paintings of famous southwest artist including Peter Hurd; and memoribila of Apaches, cowboys, and soldiers. Its a wonderful collection of Southwest treasures!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Much to see here. The Goddard space exploration exhibit is unique to the early history of space flight Don't miss the Peter Hurd paintings. Outstanding museum and art gallery.

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Belen, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A very nice museum for a town the size of Roswell. Great variety of works and special showings. Some well-known New Mexico artworks that are must-sees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has Robert Goddard's tools and some of his rocket parts. He was a pioneer in liquid propellant as a rocket fuel. Very educational and entertaining. Free admission. Make a donation if you like!

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Piedmont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We enjoyed the different art exhibits with the explanation of how they are done. The Western exhibit which has a plethora of artifacts in separate displays from the days of the conquistadors to the present time. The Goddard exhibit was interesting and filled in a lot of details in the story of rocket flight. I would definitely recommend this as... More 

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