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Roswell Museum & Art Center

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Address: 100 W 11th St, Roswell, NM 88201-4910
Phone Number: +1 575-624-6744
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Founded in 1937, the Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to an extensive...

Founded in 1937, the Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to an extensive collection of southwestern art, the equipment and workshop of pioneering rocketeer Robert H. Goddard, and the Rogers Aston Collection of the American West, which encompasses historical southwestern artifacts spanning from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries.

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This museum has a lot of artifacts, not a lot to read. It has a lot of art and then it has a lot about the history of space travel, the man that started the Rockets here in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen E
Raleigh N C
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Raleigh N C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of artifacts, not a lot to read. It has a lot of art and then it has a lot about the history of space travel, the man that started the Rockets here in Roswell and the different patents he had that was very interesting.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum contains art and history of the American Southwest. Some items are from Conquistador times. An exhibit detailing the accomplishments of Robert H. Goddard's experiments with early rocketry is a must see. The Museum Store has an excellent assortment of various items. Allow at least 3-4 hours.

Thank ALMink49009
Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This museum has some very unique exhibits. Robert Goddard's workshop in impressive. Goddard seldom get the recognition that he deserves for the development of space flight. The is a cowboy western section, a conquistador display and some fine art as well. This is a must see attraction if you visit Roswell. Well worth the time.

Thank rowtreeman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Good displays a must see when in Roswell. Lots of local history displays. Gift shop available. Donations accepted

Thank irispea
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Spent a couple of days exploring the alien hysteria a bit disappointed but then was told by a local gentleman to check it out before I left town. All I can say is he was right this the best place in town. A little bit of everything. Worth the trip and it's free just be sure to leave a donation... More 

Thank Dale B
Salado, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

This museum had a little bit of everything while we were there. First, there is an exhibit on Robert Goddard, the father of American rocketry. It was interesting and informative. There were also exhibits on early New Mexico history from the native peoples up through the cowboy era. Additionally there were several art exhibits which included paintings and mixed media... More 

Thank Dennis M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We came to look for aliens and were disappointed by the cheap tourist stuff. But this museum, which isn't about aliens, was a pleasant surprise. They have a great plains Indian display as well as a fascinating section on Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. His work was in Roswell. Admission is free but I gladly gave a donation.

Thank Albert N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

We had several places we wanted to see in Roswell and only had an hour to spend in this lovely free museum. We went in specifically to see the display on Robert Goddard, but marveled at the collection of Native American artifacts, Hurd sketches, too many other good things to see. All beautifully displayed, well worth a stop!

Thank snivvy
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I was really surprised at the fine art! Gallery well hung with contemporary art. Good quality items in the museum shop. Very surprised and impressed that it was located in Roswell and was free of charge. As a result I also went to the other art museum on college street. Go there as well for a double treat. Just a... More 

Thank bethannesimpson
Hill country, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I love the old original room with all the Wyeth and Hurd paintings as well as many famous southwesterners, b/w photographs and information on their lives. There was also an exhibit of contemporary art for those who enjoy seeing what's new in the lives of young artists, and new Mexican-American art.

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