Southeastern New Mexico Sights

Roswell Museum and Art Center

  • 100 W. 11th St. Map It
  • Roswell
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

The impressive Roswell Museum and Art Center often gets overlooked in favor of alien hoopla, but it contains a very good collection of Southwestern artists, including works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Henriette Wyeth, Peter Hurd, plus early modernist pieces from members of the early Taos and Santa Fe art colonies. The extensive Rogers Aston Collection has displays of Plains Indian artifacts and Spanish armor. Robert H. Goddard's collection exhibits the inventions and journals of the rocketry genius, who conducted some of his early experiments near Roswell. The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium, which is part of the museum, is open only occasionally, generally on holiday weekends and for celestial events—call ahead for the schedule.

Sight Information

Address:

100 W. 11th St., Roswell, New Mexico, 88203, United States

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Phone:

575-624–6744

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 1–5

Published 07/22/2015

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