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“Very Well Done!”

Roswell Museum & Art Center
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Roswell
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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275 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Very Well Done!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

After a disgusting trip to the Roswell 'zoo', I wanted to absorb something pretty. I was greeted by the nicest gentleman and told what was in each gallery. Although not a huge museum I spent over two hours there, was allowed to take non-flash photos. Didn't want a lot of photos but was go glad I was able to when I got to the Michael Beitz gallery. When I turned the corner and saw his table down the hallway I had to stop and catch my breath. Loved his entire show...excellent! Recognized a fw other names also. Really fun piece in the gallery direct in front of the doors. Good collection of Native items. I love art museums although I'm not a huge painting fan; enjoy other mediums more and there was enough to keep anyone entertained in a pleasant cool environment. Go see it if you are in the area.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Trickstersawpix
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Roswell, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“worst experience”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I went to this museum. I leaned over a display and within a few minutes a security guard was there telling me in a rude way not to touch the display. I told him I didn't and he claimed he had me on film touching it. His attitude was very nasty. He never showed me the so called film of me touching anything.

Visited June 2014
6 Thank leona w
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Roswell Museum & Art Center”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Recommended - plan to spend several afternoons if you can to appreciate it. Really enjoyed the Robert Goddard exhibit !!!

Visited June 2014
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Such a great hidden gem”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The museum was not on my itinerary but was along the way from here to there...
We stopped by in this free museum and was pleasantly surprised at the small but well curated collection showcasing well known New Mexican artists. The exhibit on one of the earliest rocket researchers was interesting and perfect for 12 year old boys.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank WorldWanderer88
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unexpected gem in southern New Mexico”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

A friend and I went on the atomic tour of New Mexico recently, starting in Roswell. A very nice lady at the Roswell information center suggested a visit to the Robert Goddard exhibit at the museum. Most charming and informative. A first hand look at the beginning of the US rocket program with a room of the tools and equipment that he used to build his rockets along with some of the actual models. A must see! It was an eye opening experience for me.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank Brantly_in_Taos
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