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“Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roswell Museum & Art Center

Roswell Museum & Art Center
100 West Eleventh Street, Roswell, NM 88201
+1 575-624-6744
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Roswell
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
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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.
Dallas Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Excellent!”
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 before you go that there are not many touristy activities in this town. You really could probably see everything you want to see in this town in a half day or less. The people here are very friendly and welcoming so we had an enjoyable visit.

Visited July 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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“Gem of a Museum”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Texas
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“Nice Little Art Museum”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, AL
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“What a find!”
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 find.

Visited July 2014
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“Educational”
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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