Roswell is a dorky town. Almost every shop there has an alien painted on the storefront. The International Alien Museum and Research Center is there and they actually take themselves quite seriously. Evidently there was a cover up of an alien crash in 1947 and that is what all this touristy hullabaloo is all about. I’ve been meaning to watch the condensed version of the story in the movie Roswell because there is soooo much to read in the museum- too much. So it was a fun kitschy afternoon walking around the small town and laughing at all the fake aliens and alien tchotchkes.