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“Alien Parade on the 4th of July” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Downtown Historic District

Downtown Historic District
Roswell, NM
800-776-7935
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Ranked #10 of 21 things to do in Roswell
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Beginning in the 1830s as a mill town, Roswell's historic neighborhood features many of the original buildings that have been restored.
Point Richmond, California
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Alien Parade on the 4th of July”
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 UFO talks in the UFO Museum is worth going to. They even had George Takei as a guest speaker! The fireworks display was also incredible. One could see it from almost anywhere because there are no hills to block the show. The Mexican restaurants there have excellent food, esp. the Huevos Rancheros. Beam me there, Scotty!!!

Visited July 2013
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mt
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Quaint”
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.

Visited October 2013
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Winnebago, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“LAME!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went out of my way to get here. Nothing at all of interest. I was going to stay two days. I stayed less than a day. There is nothing of interest it fun here. If you came looking for anything serious to see don't bother.

Visited May 2014
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Glendale, Arizona
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Easy walking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Mostly shops are focused on the alien aspect but it is interesting. Some of the shops seem to be more serious about the Roswell incident than others

Visited April 2014
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Savannah, GA
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Aliens Everywhere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I don't know if it is Roswell's historic district, but on the main drag there are so many fun/hilarious/delightful aliens & space ships to see, pose with, and photograph! Even on the corner of a building housing a Mexican restaurant, they have painted "Mexican" aliens with sombreros and mustaches. A flying saucer is "crashed" into the roof above a souvenir store. Little green men just stand on sidewalk corners. It's fun, and there are plenty of shops to buy alien t-shirts, etc. Sometimes there's not a great selection or quantity to choose from, but there are quite a few souvenir stores.

Visited April 2014
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