Visitors to the city will find a plethora of cultural activities. For example, museums and art lovers of every age and interest can explore four outstanding museums: the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, featuring a wide ranging collection of modern art; the Roswell Museum and Art Center,with its collection of paintings by Peter Hurd, Henriette Wyeth, Georgia O'Keefe, as well as the fabulous Rogers Aston Indian Gallery; the Historical Center for Southwest New Mexico, located in the James Phelps White stately home filled with antiques, artifacts and a changing gallery of exhibits; and the International UFO Museum, featuring UFO phenomenon exhibits.

There's much more to do in this All-American City. If it is a stargazing experince and planet exploration, the
Robert H. Goddard Planetarium.  Bird watchers and wildlife aficionados will relish trips to Bitter Lake Wildlife Refuge with its designated hunting areas and flocks of migratory fowl.  The free Spring River and Zoo boasts animal exhibits, paved bicycle paths, a childrens fishing lake, a carousal, and a miniature train.  Golfers will enjoy two of the finest courses in Southeast New Mexico: Spring River Golf Course; and 18-hole golf course open to the public, and New Mexico Military Institute's 18-hole course, also open to the public.



Visitors will enjoy a trip to the Historic Lincoln, where "Billy the Kid" staged his famous jail break or to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. It is only 90 miles from our doorstep to the entrance of the Carlsbad Caverns. Also, just 70 miles west of Roswell on US Hwy 70, is Ruidoso and Ruidoso Downs; a thriving artist colony with many galleries and gift shops. The Hubbard Museum of the American West is also located in Ruidoso Downs.