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Downtown Historic District

Address: Roswell, NM
Phone Number: 800-776-7935
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Ranked #11 of 13 Attractions in Roswell
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Beginning in the 1830s as a mill town, Roswell's historic neighborhood features many of the...
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Beginning in the 1830s as a mill town, Roswell's historic neighborhood features many of the original buildings that have been restored.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went through here on the way back to SC from Ruidoso. This was a very neat downtown. From the "alien" lights to the retro buildings and signs, it felt like we were either stepping back into time or into a movie. Worth going through if you are heading in that direction.

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Oxford, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Well, I expected to see a town covered in alien decorations and people walking around on the streets asking to borrow my phone so they could call home but there was none of that. There are a few shops that cater to the needs required to satisfy your alien fix but its really not worth going out of your way... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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194 reviews 194 reviews
136 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are a few buildings worthy of stopping by when experiencing the UFO vacation. Mc Donalds is shaped like a UFO and lit up with lights at night, also the novelty shops have cool window displays to enjoy

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

All the "Alien" information is in one location, the UFO research center, the rest of the Alien stuff is a few gift stores that pretty much sell the same stuff. The downtown area is about 3 blocks long by 1 block wide. You can do it all in about an hour. The coolest thing is the Alien head street lights,... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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152 reviews 152 reviews
63 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We wanted to see some alien stuff.... I guess the town is sick of the "alien" tourist. There really isn't much here, a few gift shops and only like 2 alien places... one is a museum that was poor, and another is zone 51 for some fun pics.. that is it. We are glad we went to Roswell to see... More 

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Downtown Roswell was just going to be a quick stop on our way from Carlsbad to Santa Fe, but there was so much fun to be seen, we spent a few hours. Everything is alien themed and so hokey it's awesome! A variety of shops abound, from the rad vintage vibe of StarChild to the biker chic Alien Invasion. Bakeries,... More 

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Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
52 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It was actually quite crowded in this area but a lot of the shops were closed and they ones that were open were teeny tiny and didn't have much to sell other than junk. The museum was the only thing good about the area.

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Joshua, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Most of the shops are Alien junk from Oriental Trading Co. but a gem I did find was the nation's largest scrapbook store! If you are a crafty person, there is everything you can imagine in there!

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Point Richmond, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The best time to visit this place is on the July 3rd to 6th! The aliens take over the streets during the parade, and there was a full-sized space ship with Princess Lea and Han Solo waving from it. :) The Blue Angels also put on a great show during the festivities. If you are an Area 51 buff, the... More 

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mt
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Lot's of little stores and antiques if that is of interest to you. A few good places to eat but other than that not much to see.

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