Roswell, most commonly known for its part in the 1947 UFO landing, is a city in southeastern New Mexico. It has a population of roughly 47,000 people and a thriving arts and entertainment culture, making it the ideal vacation destination for art lovers and those looking for Vegas-like fun in New Mexico.
Guests visiting Roswell during the hottest summer months will enjoy cooling off, hiking, biking, and camping amidst the natural sinkholes in Bottomless Lakes State Park, or having a picnic and playing sports like soccer at Cahoon Park. Nature lovers can also take the looping drive around the outskirts of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge where they can see thousands of migratory birds, badgers, bobcats, and deer, as well as take photos of the refuge's beautiful landscape. Rich with history, Roswell is home to a number of great museums for history buffs to explore including the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, the Roswell Museum & Art Center, the Walker Aviation Museum, and the General Douglas L. McBride Military Museum. Alternatively, visitors can watch a live play or musical at the recently renovated Pearson Auditorium, sample a variety of fine wines including Alien Ale at Pecos Flavors Winery, or go horseback riding and play a few rounds of pool, a couple games of chess, or practice their piano skills at the Burnt Well Guest Ranch.
The best time to visit Roswell is June through August when the summer weather is at its peak in terms of temperature and sunshine.
Roswell NM boasts a surprising number of annual events. A few of which include the Roswell UFO Festival, the Valley Vintage Car Show, the Gem & Mineral Show, the Fall Halloween festival, and the Christmas Fantasy Arts and Crafts Fair.
The Roswell UFO Festival -- the country’s biggest UFO celebration -- celebrates the city’s unique point of view on aliens by offering costumes and costume contests, live entertainment, games and rides, food, and a plethora of other fun alien themed activities that keep festival goers busy for days.
The International UFO Museum and Research Center draws families from all over the country with its lifelike dioramas and film showcasing the autopsy of the 1947 UFO crash alien bodies, exhibits, newspaper articles, and gift shop. They can also experience the Roswell Spacewalk, shop at the Roswell Mall, or take a leisurely stroll along the various winding pathways of the Spring River Park and Zoo which showcases a whole host of friendly animals.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Roswell. The hottest month in Roswell is June, when temperatures peak at 111 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 14 ˚F. The wettest month in Roswell is October with 2.07 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.09 inches of rain.
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