Located in the heart of the Sunbelt, Roswell is a friendly city of about 50,000. Roswell residents have a strong dedication to its future and a deep respect for the city’s heritage and pioneering spirit. The city boasts several of the finest art museums in the state and a symphony orchestra recognized for excellence throughout the Southwest. Roswell has long been the business and shopping hub of Southeastern New Mexico. There is much to enjoy in and around Roswell, including Bitter Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Bottomless Lakes State Park, the International UFO Museum and Research Center, horse racing under the cool pines of Ruidoso Downs, and skiing in the nearby Sacramento Mountains.