International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell

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Find vast amount of information on one of the twentieth century’s most mysterious events at International UFO Museum and Research Center. Many consider the Roswell UFO Incident in 1947 undeniable proof of life outside Earth. Whether it was a spaceship, a simple weather balloon, or something else that crashed, it definitely spurred a wave of theories and opinions. The museum offers you the opportunity to explore an abundance of documents, videos, articles, and eyewitness testimonies of the famous incident, as well as other UFO sightings. While it does not give any definite answers, the museum will give you food for thought. Most of the displays require close examination and reading, so come prepared to immerse yourself in careful study. Make International UFO Museum and Research Center part of your personalized Roswell itinerary using our Roswell online trip itinerary maker .
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  • The International UFO museum is not to be missed while in Roswell! We learned so much about extraterrestrials and UFO’s. They have so much documented information from Ufology experts. Ufologists do re...  more »
  • Be a Tourist and visit this place. I thought it might be kind of cheesy but was well surprised that the program was very informative and entertaining. A good presentation as to why most people come to...  more »
  • This is a fun place to go and see all the UFO and alien information they have. There is some really neat historical technology used in the era that the crash and further activities took place in. Lots...  more »
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  • I really don't like writing negative reviews, but if you are thinking about including Roswell in a New Mexico road trip, SKIP IT! My husband and I drive around the state for a week, and came a few hours out of our way for what we thought would be a kitschy/fun stop. It was a waste, and this museum looks like a really big 8th Grade Science Fair project. If you are nearby anyway, it might be a fun stop...but definitely don't make any effort to get here, or to Roswell in general.
  • For the price of admission, this museum is awesome, and I am glad we went slightly out of our way on the road trip heading towards the White Sands Nat. Monument to stop in Roswell. The town itself doesn't disappoint with the alien theme up Main Street, and this museum was a good amount of fun, even for the rational skeptics such as myself. I liked the information panels on the various encounters (classification of close encounters of the first, second, and third kind, for example), the documents from the "researchers" in this field, and a scattering of hokey alien statue displays. I was expecting a documentary style summary of the Roswell Incident in the theater room, but instead we found the Hollywood movie covering the incident. Still, it got me to watch a bit, because it was a good part showing the military taking away a doctor for questioning. I thought the gift shop had a good mix of hokey and cheaper items, with some actually somewhat better quality items than the usual gift shop. I just about bought a nice baseball cap with a cool alien logo on the front. All in all, this museum is good for some fun and laughs along the way. I think the owners and those that have set up the displays seem to have a good eye for appealing to the alien encounters type crowd without being too serious about it.
  • "Then you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free" - John 8:32 The evidence is overwhelming. Writings, first hand encounters, crashed spaceships. A skeptic going in, a believer I came out. The people who still do not believe choose to do so, for they fear the truth-that we are not alone. They've been here. They've always been here. Also, all the evidence left behind by these other worldly beings really brings into question both the competence of these travelers and what criteria was used to screen potential space travel candidates. Because, when the aliens send us their people, they're not sending they're best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing abductions, they're bringing probes. They're gray. And some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to the CIA and they tell us what we're getting. The museum itself takes about an hour to go through, I forget the price of admission, but I think it was about $10. It's a nice little detour. Very quirky.
  • I was very pleased at the prices and have to say that the museum was a lot of fun. Our 3 year old daughter had a great time and was really excited walking around it while she looked at the aliens. They even gave her a pack of some great items that she is treasuring that include a little alien toy, crayons, coloring book, and a few other fun items. She felt important and loved that feeling. Very neat gift shop and a library to get lost in. I'd say go and check it out.
  • super cool & interesting museum! and only $5 to get in which is not bad. it is small but has lots of info and cool facts & artifacts. worth the trip!

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