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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
Phone Number: 915 381 0946
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Not a crater

To call it a crater is a lie. You can kind of tell there is a low area surrounded by some rock jutting up out of the ground. Some of the signs tell the story of how they drilled... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Midland, Texas
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

To call it a crater is a lie. You can kind of tell there is a low area surrounded by some rock jutting up out of the ground. Some of the signs tell the story of how they drilled down searching for a big meteor but never found it. It must have burnt up. The place is barely worth getting... More 

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Estero, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We visited this park to see the crater only to find that the trails to the crater were closed due to recent rains. It appears that they need Federal Government approval to repair the damage. Not much to see without the trail. The gift shop had rather cheesy cheap souvenirs. It is easy to get to from the interstate.

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Macon, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This place could be fun... maybe if i had been able to see it! There is a hateful "Manager" here who screams and harasses visitors!

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Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place has so much going for it a "5" rating is clearly called for. Very close to the freeway, FREE, self guided tour, informative signs and museum, and I found the slight depression to be way cool. Not everyone will though. Much like the bigger crater in Arizona but with the passage of time mostly filling in the crater... More 

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Fort Stockton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It was interesting to see. If you take the time to read the various signs you learn some interesting things. It also makes this not so big hole into something fascinating. There is a small exhibit here indoors that has some pictures, books, and samples of meteors. There is no entrance fee but they do accept donations. I encourage everyone... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Trip Advisor says the Odessa Meteor Crater is in Midland. It isn't, of course. If it were it would be named the Midland Meteor Crater. It's west of Odessa. This attraction is a disappoint to some visitors because it is so old erosion has had time to fill in the crater. There is very little evidence at the surface that... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Yes, it is a dent in the earth with not much to see as most of the people have reviewed on here, but honestly where else can you go to be able to experience a meteorite site? I found it interesting to stand in the same spot that was once hit by something from space. The gift shop had meteorites... More 

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place is not much to look at just a hole in the ground. Signs are not that informative. Gift shop is over priced.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

May 2014: My family and I stopped by while returning from a family trip; a spur of the moment deal. The lady everyone is talking about: We had the same problem. She jumped on my case about a safety barrier that was nothing more than a few cones. . When I went in to try to smooth things over she... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice visitor center, but be sure to check the visitors hours. It is a long drive in the middle of no where and the site is gated after hours. I wouldn't recommend a special trip, but if you are out this way or heading to the Monahans sand hills it is worth a stop.

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Address: Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
Phone Number: 915 381 0946
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Midland

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