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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
Phone Number: 915 381 0946
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Hole in the ground and museum

If you like museums and meteorites, you will like this place. The crater is not very deep or wide, and is not much to look at. The museum is kinda neat though, with lots of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like museums and meteorites, you will like this place. The crater is not very deep or wide, and is not much to look at. The museum is kinda neat though, with lots of meteorite samples and exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is off the beaten path but worth going to. You can just make out where the meteor crater was. If you've read the signs you will learn why it has filled up. The museum is small but packed with interesting information. lots of visuals and even meteors you can touch. Surprisingly, my 7 year old grandson really loved it... More 

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Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have previously been to Meteor Crater in Northern Arizona. I am a history buff, so this, like the one in Arizona was very interesting. This location was very clean, and informative, which makes it a worthwhile stop when travelling on Interstate 20. If you have never seen something like this it is well worth stopping, especially if you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Well worth the effort to go see this museum and historical site. Well worth the time and the drive (from Lubbock). Pick a day with little wind for best experience of the outdoor site.

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Stay Away. Closes early. Can't even hike in to see the hole in the ground. Far off the road. Unsympathetic 'person' who runs the place wouldn't even let small children use the bathroom. If I weren't forced to give one star, this place would get a zero. Instead go to Barstow or New Mexico to see meteor craters. BOOOO HISSS.

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We just stopped because we saw the sign. Very interesting. You can learn about meteor craters that are around the world. You take a walking tour by yourself so make sure to read the signs.

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Midland, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The crater is overgrown with weeds, the path is not well maintained, and you can't even tell it was once a crater due to all of the digging that has gone on over time. Not really worth the time to visit unless you really, really need to say you visited a crater.

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New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Really...not much to see out there. The visitor center had some nice things to look at, but I think the kids will be bored.

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Midland, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Meteor Crater and Museum. There are many exhibits in the museum part and the trail is easy to traverse.

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Midland, Texas
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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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