We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely downtown”

Downtown Historic District
Ranked #9 of 21 things to do in Roswell
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Beginning in the 1830s as a mill town, Roswell's historic neighborhood features many of the original buildings that have been restored.
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Loved the downtown area. Lots of friendly shops and people. I would highly recommend to visit the ufo museum, visitors center, and many shops.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Matt G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"street lights"
in 9 reviews
"alien stuff"
in 12 reviews
"santa hats"
in 2 reviews
"just plain fun"
in 2 reviews
"mexican restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"county courthouse"
in 2 reviews
"photo opportunities"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"carlsbad caverns"
in 2 reviews
"interesting museum"
in 2 reviews
"road trip"
in 3 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 2 reviews
"visit roswell"
in 2 reviews
"ufo"
in 65 reviews
"souvenirs"
in 8 reviews
"statues"
in 6 reviews
"memorabilia"
in 4 reviews
Filter

10 - 14 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 8 July 2018

So much to see and do. Loved this quaint town and the kind, pleasant people. Loved the alien carvings but truly intrigued by the history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Michelle H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 July 2018

I was expecting Roswell to be a fun, buzzing town, but it seemed very quiet. There really is not much to see and it's not any different to many other small towns in the USA, other than a UFO shaped McDonalds and lots of alien statues dotted around.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Natalie C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 June 2018

As we drove across the USA we made sure to stop in Roswell. I was hoping for a lot of kitschy and wacky all throughout the downtown area but what we mostly experienced was a quiet uneventful and somewhat depressed small city. We did visit the UFO Research Museum that was affordable and fun; at least for us... the museum made-up for what the rest of the city lacked, sort of anyway. None-the-less, we were glad to experience Roswell and further enjoyed our visit to the nearby Bottomless Lakes State Park.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 15dond
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Went to Roswell for a fun alien experience and left VERY disappointed. There isn’t much to do and much of the town doesn’t embrace the alien “theme” any longer. The little bit of alien stuff there was cheesy at best. Again, very disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank _lceb12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Downtown Historic District? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing