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Crash site mural on gas station.

Invasion Station

Field review by the editors.

Roswell, New Mexico

This old downtown Roswell gas station has been converted into a UFO-themed gift shop with a saucer on its roof.

Invasion Station.

Inside, there's some unusual original art of space-alien-versions of the Flintstones and other cartoon characters -- perhaps suggesting that all of our 2-D fantasies are, at heart, otherworldly -- as well as shelves of alien fridge magnets, coffee mugs, shot glasses, statues, masks, spoon rests, dog bowls, beverage koozies, lamps, hats, jewelry, socks, soap, keychains, bobbleheads, and outerwear and underwear with occasionally naughty Roswell-UFO messages ("Ship Happens," "Probin'").

Outside are various tourist-friendly photo-ops, including a ten-foot-tall chainsaw green space alien, and a wall mural of the 1947 Roswell saucer crash aftermath -- supposedly drawn from a first-hand account given by the grandfather of the Invasion Station's owners!

Also see: Roswell Alien Attraction Autopsy!

Invasion Station

600 N. Main St., Roswell, NM
North side of downtown, on the northwest corner of US-285/N. Main St. and W. 6th St.
Daily 8-8. Rooftop saucer lit at night. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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