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Odessa Meteor Crater and Museum

Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
915 381 0946
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Ranked #12 of 13 Attractions in Midland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The crater itself is filled in and not noteworthy.  However, the museum is well worth the stop.  You can view a DVD regarding various asteroids and... more »
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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Lady who ran it. Your rude ,insensitive, offensive. You scared my grandchildren. I wasn't even sure with all your yelling and craziness that you didn't have a gun in your big SUV you nearly ran us over with. RETIRE!! I will be looking for your boss. Have you read the reviews about you ruining people's adventures? If you go visit... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I can see after reading the reviews that other people ran into the same crazy lady that runs the place. We took our 9, 7, 5 grandchildren for a look. Got there at 8 the gate was closed do we drove down the road for our adventure treasure walk. About 9:45 we went back to the gate and it was... More

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San Francisco, California
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42 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The crater occurred hundreds of years ago, so time has filled in the crater. There is however a noticeable hole in the ground and a walking area around the hole. There is a small visitor center here also.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although this is not a huge attraction;it is worth stopping to check out. Having two sons 7,10 we jump at the chance to foster a love for science. They were amazed by the meteors on display. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This could be a bit on the dull side for adults,but my two sons loved learning all... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

While driving through west Texas, we saw the sign to the meteor crater and museum near Odessa, Texas. So we drove down to see it. We were pretty disappointed. Having seen the huge one in Arizona, this was just a shallow dent in the ground. About 150' in diameter and 6' deep. They have a small museum there too, it's... More

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Midland, Texas
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The first time I visited the crater was over 30 years ago when there were only one or two signs explaining what happened here. You have to use your imagination to "see" the crater since it has long ago filled in most of the depression. The county obviously spends very little to maintain this as a tourist spot, but they... More

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Middletown, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Crater is only five or six feet deep due to being filled in over time. My ten year-old son is into astronomy so he enjoyed a walk through the crater. I would have given it a better rating just for that, but the behavior of the attendant was very unfriendly. When I first walked in with my two sons she... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Ok place to stretch your legs. Lady that worked there was rude. Stay in the middle of the path or you'll get yelled at!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were run off by the fat lady who runs the place what a witch. She is the most rudest host ever. My wife and I are in our 50's and we're treated as we were vandals. Our crime was going past a cone and standing in the dirt.

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Midland, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a nice little afternoon outing from Midland. The visitor center staff were very friendly. Their displays were kid friendly but simple.

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