International UFO Museum and Research Center


Roswell, New Mexico

If one were planning for a trip to include the leading source of information on the history, science and research of UFO events worldwide, they would be heading to Roswell, New Mexico to visit the International UFO Museum and Research Center. The International UFO Museum and Research Center specializes in the Roswell Incident of 1947, but has information on many additional sightings and pop cultural references.

The Roswell Incident began with multiple sightings of unidentified objects in the sky. Later, an alien aircraft (or weather balloon) crashed in the New Mexican desert. It is said alien bodies were pulled from the crash and reportedly bustled away to the clandestine Area 51. Though the museum is designed to be self-guided, groups can make the request to have a member of the museum staff speak at length about the crash of 1947.

With an extraterrestrial autopsy display — including a man in black, a Star Wars collection, extraterrestrial models and more, groups have an amazing assortment of rare artifact to explore. Whether one believes in UFOs or not, the International UFO Museum and Research Center provides a look into how extraterrestrials have cemented themselves into American culture.

Tour group planners are encouraged to fill out a form online to schedule their stop. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except for major holidays. On days prior to holidays, the museum closes two hours early. To add the International UFO Museum and Research Center to an itinerary, phone (575) 625-1907 or visit

Contact Information

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9698 W. Judson Road
Polo, IL 61064
Phone: (815) 946-2341
Fax: (815) 946-2347