Six Places to Visit in Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, NM is located in the southeastern region of New Mexico and is the fifth largest city in the state. The 2015 U.S. Census listed Roswell’s population at an estimated at 48,544 people. Whether you are one of the Roswell NM homes residents who call this beautiful city also known as the “All America City – Alien City” home or are just passing through, here are six places to visit in Roswell.
- Bottomless Lakes State Park – Located on the Pecos River, this is the first state park in New Mexico and has nine small and deep lakes. It’s an ideal place for bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, scuba diving. Please note that Lea Lake is recommended only for experienced swimmers. For more information on the park and fees and permits you can visit their website at http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/.
- Downtown Historic District – Take a stroll in the downtown Roswell historic district. It caters to UFO enthusiasts but also antique shops, old buildings to look at and more for a fun day or night to enjoy the city.
- International UFO Museum and Research Center – You cannot think of Roswell, NM without thinking about the July 1947 UFO incident that happened northwest of Roswell. The International UFO Museum and Research Center (http://www.roswellufomuseum.com) was founded in 1991 and is dedicated to the 1947 crash and events surrounding it as well as other supposed UFO sightings and encounters in the U.S. and abroad.
- Pecos Flavors Winery – The winery and bar has been around since 2004. Pecos Flavors Winery (http://pecosflavorswinery.com) is ideal for wine and beer enthusiasts who are interested in tasting local flavors. They have two small vineyards in Chaves County and they only sell New Mexico wines and beers. You can also have lunch and dinner at the bistro, where they serve a gourmet menu including an array of foods from the state.
- Roswell Museum and Art Center – This 50,000 square foot museum has twelve galleries that will give you an in depth look into a collection of contemporary, historic, and modern art. Admission is free but donations are truly appreciated: http://roswell-nm.gov/308/Roswell-Museum-Art-Center.
- Spring River Park and Zoo – Are you looking to for an entertaining but educational outing that has free admission? Then look no further than the family-friendly Spring River Park and Zoo! There’s the zoo with animals such as lemurs, birds, and pigmy boats; ranch area that has Texas Longhorns and miniature horses; Antique Wooden Carousel; and Captain Trail. Train Carousel and train rides are just $.50 per ride. Kids 11 years old and under can also fish. Open year round though their hours vary. Check their website (http://www.roswell-nm.gov/279/Spring-River-Park-Zoo) for exact hours of operation.
There is so much to see and do in Roswell, NM, making this a great place to live and visit, and raise a family. According to Niche.com, Roswell was ranked 17th in the state as the Best Places to Raise a Family in New Mexico in 2016 and also 25th in the state as the Best Places to Retire in New Mexico. If you are in the market for a new home we hope that you will consider a home by French Brothers. We build in three Roswell NM homes for sale communities. Contact us at 575-622-4188 to learn about our homes in Clover Meadow, Sorrento, and Tijmor.Tags: new homes for sale roswell nm, new homes roswell nm