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The 7 Coolest Alien-Themed Things to Do in Roswell, New Mexico

Aug 8, 2021 | New Mexico | 0 comments

This blog post is about Roswell, New Mexico. It’s a small town in the middle of nowhere, but it has an interesting history that you might find fascinating. I’m here to give you a quick rundown on this alien-themed town and what there is to do for fun around these parts! I hope this intro piques your interest! Read more below…

If you’re looking for a little bit of extraterrestrial discovery, then look no further than Roswell, New Mexico! You may have heard about this town from the movie Cowboys and Aliens or Ancient Aliens. Well if that wasn’t enough to get your curiosity going, I’ll go ahead and tell you about some other cool places to see in Roswell. Now start packing up your bags!

History of Roswell

On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field issued a statement that they had recovered a UFO from a ranch near Roswell. The military quickly retracted their claim and instead said it was just an ordinary weather balloon.

The Roswell incident resurfaced again in the late 70s when a retired colonel who was an unidentified flying object researcher said that it had been a cover story. First and second-hand witnesses of crash locations claimed that one or more alien spacecraft crashed, but there was military personnel who recovered them instead of telling everyone about what happened which would have caused lots of panics.

Are you a believer?

Roaming the streets of Roswell, New Mexico is an experience like no other. From UFO encounters to alien gift shops and barbecues with actual aliens; there really is something for everyone who’s looking for a quick vacation that is out of this world! Sightseeing around this fascinating town can be done as quickly or slowly as you’d like it- though your time will not feel wasted anyway you go about exploring. Whether it’s sightseeing on foot or hitting every major attraction nearby, one thing that’s sure: You’ll have plenty more memories than photos when all is said and done! If time isn’t much of an issue though, I would recommend taking one to two full days just so you don’t miss anything at these attractions. The attractions stay open till 5 pm, so get there as early as possible!

Alien things to do in Rosewell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum & Research Center

 The International UFO Museum and Research Center has a number of exhibits for those seeking knowledge about extraterrestrials. The Museum & Research Center offers something for everyone who’s interested in aliens, UFOs, or just trying to have fun with their friends and family on an outing.

Roswell UFO Spacewalk

 The Spacewalk is a walk-through blacklight alien adventure that transports you onto an unknown planet and spaceship, where the fauna is out to get you.

Alien Zone

 The Alien Zone has a dark room with many interactive exhibits that are perfect for the alien enthusiast. You can insert yourself into one of these dioramas and have an experience like no other, you will not be disappointed by this awesome attraction! Say cheese! While you are there pick up an alien t-shirt.

Roswell Visitor Center

 The sweet and helpful staff at this facility can tell you all the information about where to go, what to do, and top places for food. You’ll never get lost in your UFO adventure again! Plus you get a free picture with aliens.

Roswell UFO Tour

 Get ready for an out-of-this-world experience with the Roswell UFO Tour. You and your travel companions will be spending a day exploring the alleged 1947 crash site, as well as other alien attractions! Spaces are limited so book your tour in advance.   

Roswell McDonald’s

 Roswell McDonalds has been a staple in the city for generations and is famous around New Mexico. Its design mimics that of an alien spaceship, giving Roswell residents even more reason to believe they’re not alone. And with their playground open all day it really ensures every child can have fun at this restaurant+! Plus the food is kid approved.

Spaceport Roswell

 Step into a different world in this 3D virtual reality experience! Take your journey across the galaxy and witness events like the Roswell crash.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Roswell, New Mexico blog post! There are plenty of other fun things to do and see in the area. If you need help planning your next vacation, book with Glam Escapes Travel Agency today. We can take care of all the arrangements for you so that your trip is perfect from start to finish.

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