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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
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Odessa Meteor Crater/Museum

We easily found this location, which is not far off the highway. However, if you're expecting really noticeable (as far as a crater), you may be disappointed. The actual crater... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
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Dallas, United States
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Dallas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We easily found this location, which is not far off the highway. However, if you're expecting really noticeable (as far as a crater), you may be disappointed. The actual crater is very overgrown with various plants/cactus and you'll have to look hard to see the impact. If you didn't know it was a crater, you could mistaken this site a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Okay, so it's not the massive "Meteor Crater" near Winsow Arizona. However this is a great local place to take your kids so they can learn about meteors and meteor crater formation. It's only about 10' deep now, but at one time it was about 100' deep. There's a small air conditioned/heated museum & gift shop on location with restrooms.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

2 thumbs up go see history here it's a very enjoyable place and staff is friendly and willing meet our needs..

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Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

They have a small museum,which is free entrance, as i said small but very informative after leaving the place you will have the need to look for more craters around the country. The crater itself is kind of loosing due too natural facts as, dirt, plants, but you still can see it. It was a nice short stop!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

50,000 + years ago this would have been more impressive as the Texas wind has mostly filled in the crater over the years. They do have some good information here but it does not take long to read it all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We went there out of curiosity and hopefully to have a short hike. It was a very very short hike but could be educational for kids. The crater was 50,000 years old and it's already filled up. Museum is also small but have some exhibits regarding all other meteor crash sites in the US. I eas surprised to know that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We drove out to see the crater only you can't really see it any more because it has filled in over the decades with silt & dirt. It would've more impressive & interesting if they would excavate it. The tourist information center had some good historical articles to read and see. Don't bother to drive too far out of your... More 

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Blackduck, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Just a very interesting place to get to see the crater and also learn a bit about space. Enjoyed the museum and would recommend going early or later in the day - very hot during the day.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It was pretty cool to walk through a meteor crater but the museum wasn't anything great and the worker pointed out that they closed in 15 min so if we were doing the crater trail we better go. Probably wouldn't go again but it was free

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Golden, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place pales in comparison to Meteor Crater in Arizona, but it's a good solid second-place for meteorite museums, and very accessible if you're going along I-20 between Midland/Odessa and Carlsbad Caverns or El Paso. The crater itself is underwhelming - only 60 yards across and very shallow - but there are explanatory signs along the little trail around it.... More 

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