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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, Museums
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The crater is only about 5 to 6 feet deep and looks like an abandoned construction site. The little museum/visitor center is ok but you have to use a lot of imagination to envision a meteor creating a crater there. I have been to many interesting features all over the USA, but this one is not worth stopping to see... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Museum and walking trail around and through the crater are free. Donations of course welcome and the gift shop has some unique items. Easy to get to off I-20.

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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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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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