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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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CRATER INVASION

Though not mush to see ... We had never been to a crater siting .. there is a trail that wraps... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melissa C
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Madison, Mississippi
Interesting! Fun! Educational!

It was a good break to stop and see some astronomy. Good museum and quick walk through the crater... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Patrick L
,
Houston, Texas
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“small museum” (8 reviews)
“solar system” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
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+1 915-381-0946
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though not mush to see ... We had never been to a crater siting .. there is a trail that wraps around the site .. have to watch out for snakes!! the museum is small but it's not something u see on a trip ......More

Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

It was a good break to stop and see some astronomy. Good museum and quick walk through the crater. We also watched a video on Exploring Pluto. Kids were entracned.

Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

While we couldn’t really explore the outside crater, the inside Museum was interesting, informative but small. Don’t plan on spending more then 30 minutes here at the most.

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Was glad that we stop by to see this location. Wasn't sure what we would find, and was surprise to see the indentation of the earth. It puts you in awe of what the earth has to endure. A bit off the path, but worth...More

Thank Al J
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

It was kind of a disappoint, expected more of a visual impact. It is free and there is a short trail through the meteor site and up and around with signs about what is section is. If you read the sign at the beginning, it...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our way from midland to monahans sand hills and thought it was a great stop! It was cool to get to wander along the crater path and learn more about how it was made. We got to feel the flour sand too...More

1  Thank fjsmdjfjakz
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

It is worthwhile for a 15 minute stop or so, especially with kids. Not far off the highway and it's FREE. Good for kids to run around outside and they'll like the inside as well. It is part of the National Park service, too. The...More

Thank fwmaggie_12
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped to see the crater on road with zero entertainment just a mile off I 20. Store was closed Sunday morning but probably would have been cool. 600 ft wide and 100 ft deep. If you can appreciate a crater and picture the meteor, it's...More

1  Thank acreageoutbacker
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I enjoy all of the little weird attractions of the world. This one is a quick, fun stop. It is free. Donations are accepted. They are closed on Mondays. It is basically a hole in the ground, but there is history and it is interesting...More

Thank Marla B
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

If you're expecting a massive crater you'll be gravely disappointed. Since it's been over 50,000 years or longer most of this crater is filled in. It basically feels like a small West Texas caliche pit. They do have a neat exhibit inside and you can...More

Thank Mike L
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Jaime V
8 January 2017|
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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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