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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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Beautiful exhibits and very educational. My 12 yrs old son was impressed even though he is not an artsy student. My in-laws from GA really enjoyed the visit as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Lorna W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Beautiful exhibits and very educational. My 12 yrs old son was impressed even though he is not an artsy student. My in-laws from GA really enjoyed the visit as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There was some nice art and the western history display was good but I really came to see the exhibit on Robert H Goddard. As somewhat of a space junky, I have been aware of this great American rocket pioneer for almost as long as I can remember. It was a thrill to see some of the actual rockets he... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I love the peace and quiet to take everything in. I love the displays they have. I love that you're not bothered and can go at your own pace.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The museum is good, but it's always been the same for as long as i can remember (20+ years). The art and exhibits are all the same with few additions.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Average fair but the sellers were all very nice and the had some unique items. Lots of western item as expected. An amazing artist from Ruidoso made some lovely wind chimes from reclaimed silverware.

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Mariposa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In addition to Peter Hurd paintings, the rocket and local history exhibits are all very interesting and well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice, small museum packed with great exhibits, including local artists and history including Robert Goddard, Western History and Beyond, contemporary and classic works from Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, and Carlos Quinto Kemm. Also a few Georgia O'Keeffe pieces, and a well stocked gift store. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this museum! They do have a Georgia O'keeffe aping worth the Goddard space lab. And, the native American displays are stunning.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Most of the displays are newspaper clippings although there is information about Air Force pilots sworn to secrecy and civilians threatened with horrible things if they spoke of the incident. A radio broadcast plays on an old radio with a tickertape machine next to it and a display of mechanical "aliens" stand around a sad looking saucer. Downtown looks like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

If you are going to Roswell don't miss this museum. It full of local history and lots about the Goddard Rocket. There is also an art exhibition that is worth seeing if you are into art. The museum closes at 5pm and I suggest you give yourself an hour. We went straight there when we got into town and were... More 

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