Comfort Suites Roswell
3600 North Main Street, Roswell, New Mexico, 88201, United States
More about Roswell
Roswell Goddard Planetarium, New Mexico
Courthouse by Roswell Pioneer Plaza, New Mexico
Roswell Pioneer Plaza, New Mexico
Farley's Restaurant, Roswell, New Mexico
Spending a night in Roswell - any good bars?
I'm trying to plan a little 2/3-day road trip from Santa Fe -> Roswell -> Carlsbad Caverns -> White Sands with my parents (from Scotland). We might spend a night there after the long drive from Santa Fe (and tour of the museum) - does it have much in the way of bars? Can someone recommend a few, or point me in the direction of a few URLs..?
We will be going sometime between the 5th to 12th of June. Just trying to plan an itinerary.
Thanks in advance for any replies!
PS: Anyone know of any events going on in Alomagordo, Roswell, or Carlsbad in the above timeframe?
Re: Spending a night in Roswell - any good bars?
Sorry--I don't check the Roswell board that often. There's Bud's bar on North Main Street in Roswell. It's very much a locals hangout and all they play is country and western music. There is also Boot Scooters, on SE Main Street. It's very much the same as Bud's. Both have big dance floors.
Most everyone hangs out at the bars in the restaurants--Farley's, Chili's, Applebee's, JD's Patio and Grille (attached to the Sally Port Inn), Pepper's Grill and Bar (attached to the tall white building on Main Street--there's a bank there, but it has changed names since I've been there), and Tia Juana's. All are on Main Street. Check out the Roswell Chamber of Commerce's website for more details about Roswell and current events. www.roswellnm.org. Search under dining for exact addresses of the restaurants.
Martin's Capitol Cafe (5th Street, just off of Main St--going West) has THE BEST mexican food in Roswell. The food is excellent, the service is okay, and the prices can't be beat. Most meals are under $10. My 2nd pick would be Popo's on East McGaffey--again, most meals are under $10. Both places are frequented by locals. Enjoy the green chili.
As for Carlsbad and Alamogordo--it's been so long since I've been, I don't have any recommendations for you.
Travel Tips for Roswell
Visit the International UFO...
Visit the International UFO Museum and Research Center. It will be the highlight of the trip. The Alien Zone! They have an area where you go in and pose with little alien figures and take pictures. We used a disposable camera with a flash and got some GREAT photos. Plus the kids had a BLAST in there!!!! They also have a really great selection of alien souvenirs and are priced really low - so the kids can spend $5 in there and feel like they've gotten a lot.
If travelling in the winter, a lightweight jacket should suffice if travelling south of I-40. If travelling north of I-40, or in the mountains, a heavier jacket may be required. In the summer, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops and such are the norm. A swimsuit will also be handy as most hotels have swimming pools. If travelling to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Ruidoso, you'll notice that people are dressed a little trendier than in other towns througout the state. Sunscreen is a must!! If travelling to remote places you'll also need bug repellent for the early evening. Make sure to bring your camera to remember some of the beautiful and uncomparable vistas.
white sands national monument
At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies a mountain ringed valley called the Tularosa Basin. Rising from the heart of this basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico.
Here, great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert and have created the world's largest gypsum dune field. The brilliant white dunes are ever changing: growing, cresting, then slumping, but always advancing. Slowly but relentlessly the sand, driven by strong southwest winds, covers everything in its path. Within the extremely harsh environment of the dune field, even plants and animals adapted to desert conditions struggle to survive. Only a few species of plants grow rapidly enough to survive burial by moving dunes, but several types of small animals have evolved a white coloration that camouflages them in the gypsum sand.
White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this gypsum dune field, along with the plants and animals that have successfully adapted to this constantly changing environment.
January 1 - May 27 7a.m to Sunset
May 28 - September 5 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
September 6 - December 31 (Closed December 25) 7 a.m. to Sunset
$3 - 7 Days
U.S. Highway 70/82 between Alamogordo and Las Cruces
IF YOU LIKE MY POST PLEASE GIVE POSITVE FEEDBACK, THANKS.
Abandoned Missle Silos
Located on the outskirts of every road exiting Roswell, New Mexico are pairs of missle silos. Some have been purchased and developed by private citizens as residences, while others have been taken over by local farmers/ranchers/oil drillers. Some might still be unclaimed by this reading. They are fascinating works of art and a piece of history you should check out.
There will be new UFO Museum in the future!!!
So, finally we have arrived here after watching too many documentaries on the Roswell crash!
The mission statement of the MUseum is to inform the public about what has come to be known as "The Roswell Incident". They have made this non-profit organization 501 (c) (3) in 1991 and it continues to be dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials and information in written, audio and visual formats that are relevant to the 1947 incident.
When you go into the International UFO Museum, you will not only encounter information about the Roswell Incident. The Museum has also dedicated some areas to other strange phenomenon that have been associated with UFO's and aliens.
Remember the crop circles? How about Area 51 -- these other strange things on our planet are also covered by the museum.
There are exhibits from the Center for UFO studies in Chicago (the world-renowned CUFOS) and then the ehibits go into detail on the Roswell metal fragment although no actual artifacts are shown...If there are artifacts, they might be locked somewhere in a military facility under the desert!?
The corporation is governed by an established board of directors and operates through donations, admissions, memberships and gift shop sales. there is also membership available to those paying tax-deductible fees.
The Museum is open seven days a week from 9AM to 5PM. Adults pay only $5, 5-15yo $2, 4yo and under $3, and seniors and active military $3.
However, they are creating a new UFO Museum for the future! The facility is planned to be on 701-725 N Main St and the architectural plan looks great! Very extraterrestial...yippee!
Popular Hotels in Roswell