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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
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+1 915-381-0946

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It was there we saw it

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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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.

Thank Andithenana
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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

Thank Stacey E
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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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you're planning to see the impact of a meteor from long ago, this is the place to come. Even though the impact has been filled in through tye years, the astronomical indentation is still clear and the magnitude of the impact evident. Just a cool thing to see that is literally in the backyard of West Texas.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The visitor center was filled with plenty of information on meteors. The attendants of the museum were friendly and helpful. The crater was interesting to see. The pathways were clear and the information signs were good to read along the way. If you have a few minutes and would like to stretch your legs for a bit, it's not a... More 

1 Thank AleciaLester
Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting stop, especially if you like history, astronomy, or the unusual. The historical marker proclaims it to be the second largest crater in the United States. However it does not compare with Meteor Crater in Arizona. Over the eons it has filled in from over 100' deep to about 5-7' deep now. Only 2 miles south of... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

While in Midland we visited the meteor crater. It had rained a couple days before, and the paths were off limits, but we were still able to see the crater and the person at the museum answered all our questions.

1 Thank Jimmie_Ray
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visitor Center is interesting with displays of meteor pieces and information; however, crater is mostly filled in with blowing sand. There is a walkway around crater and the surroundings are pleasant.

1 Thank OldBill
Bixby, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Not what I was expecting, but definitely interesting. This is a very small museum with little to see inside, but the little was neat. I found the crater outside was worth the visit. Stay on the trail to avoid the West Texas rattle snakes. This stop will not take much of your time at all.

Thank shaysmarch74

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