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Odessa Meteor Crater and Museum

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

It's a good place to stop & stretch your legs if you are already in the area. The 9yr old loved... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Clea428
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Abilene, Texas
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Its Free and less than 5 minutes from I 20

We stopped at the gas station and decided to take a side trip to the crater. It is small and has... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
L2436SVnancyh
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Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
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+1 915-381-0946
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It's a good place to stop & stretch your legs if you are already in the area. The 9yr old loved reading all the educational signs along the path. Bummer that it's filled with dirt over there years. Maybe someone will dig it back out...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the gas station and decided to take a side trip to the crater. It is small and has a little picnic area too. I learned a few things about meteors. There are also clean restrooms. My kids are young but I think...More

Thank L2436SVnancyh
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Actually a pretty cool hole in the ground. While not overly large since the winds and rains have significantly filled it in over the years, it is still cool to know that a meteor blasted this hole.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I've stopped at a lot of roadside landmarks, but this was the most disappointing even with my low standards of fun. The lady working in the museum was very nice, but that was about the best part. What isn't obvious when planning this stop is...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

When we arrived I made fun of the shallow depression next to parking for being the crater; soon found out that it was the crater. Walked the crater at 102+ degrees temperature; although we took our time walking path around and reading the few signs...More

1  Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The museum was closed in the morning when we were there. Most of the creator has filled in with dirt and silt over time. One needs to be careful of rattlesnakes when exploring the area. Plaques provide an interesting concept of impact and history. It...More

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I took my kids and family that was visiting from out of town, the kids were really looking forward to it when I mentioned where we were going. When we arrived they hated it as some were too young to read and all were too...More

Thank Vanessa A
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I stopped on a cross country drive and went on a weekday morning. It was only me, the dog and a couple from Texas there that morning. The whole visit took about 40 minutes, including the drive to and from the expressway with a leisurely...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

First off, read! There were other people walking around asking questions and making comments....and if they would just read, they would understand. This place is neat, and informative. It's a cool chunk of history, and a real quick thing to do, it's convenient.

Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Where else can you see the world's sixth largest meteor crater? Be aware that the depression is only about 6 feet deep now due to erosion, and past explorations have torn up the landscape a little bit. However, the trail and signage is quite informative....More

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Jaime V
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Response from Pamela H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the center is open from 1 to 5 on Sundays. However, Google Odessa meteor crater and it should give you the phone number for The Visitor Center to verify.
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