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Odessa Meteor Crater and Museum

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Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
+1 915-381-0946
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Probably Really Interesting

Wish we could have seen all there was to see at this attraction. Unfortunately, the Visitors... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
HoopFL
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Silver Springs, Florida
CRATER INVASION

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

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Melissa C
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Madison, Mississippi
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“small museum” (8 reviews)
“solar system” (4 reviews)
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Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
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+1 915-381-0946
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Wish we could have seen all there was to see at this attraction. Unfortunately, the Visitors Center is closed on Mondays, and that is when we were there. The crater itself is less than impressive. Due to the nature of the surrounding soils and earth...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

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 March 16, 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.

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Reviewed February 10, 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 January 29, 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 January 21, 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 November 20, 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

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Reviewed November 17, 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 August 13, 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 August 9, 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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Jaime V
January 8, 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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