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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
Phone Number: +1 915-381-0946
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It was there we saw it

We drove out to see the crater only you can't really see it any more because it has filled in over the decades with silt & dirt. It would've more impressive & interesting if they... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
cherlyn_burton
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Dallas, Texas
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Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a small museum,which is free entrance, as i said small but very informative after leaving the place you will have the need to look for more craters around the country. The crater itself is kind of loosing due too natural facts as, dirt, plants, but you still can see it. It was a nice short stop!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

50,000 + years ago this would have been more impressive as the Texas wind has mostly filled in the crater over the years. They do have some good information here but it does not take long to read it all.

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Thank Traveled_Paul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there out of curiosity and hopefully to have a short hike. It was a very very short hike but could be educational for kids. The crater was 50,000 years old and it's already filled up. Museum is also small but have some exhibits regarding all other meteor crash sites in the US. I eas surprised to know that... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove out to see the crater only you can't really see it any more because it has filled in over the decades with silt & dirt. It would've more impressive & interesting if they would excavate it. The tourist information center had some good historical articles to read and see. Don't bother to drive too far out of your... More 

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Blackduck, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Just a very interesting place to get to see the crater and also learn a bit about space. Enjoyed the museum and would recommend going early or later in the day - very hot during the day.

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Thank Andithenana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

It was pretty cool to walk through a meteor crater but the museum wasn't anything great and the worker pointed out that they closed in 15 min so if we were doing the crater trail we better go. Probably wouldn't go again but it was free

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Golden, Colorado, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This place pales in comparison to Meteor Crater in Arizona, but it's a good solid second-place for meteorite museums, and very accessible if you're going along I-20 between Midland/Odessa and Carlsbad Caverns or El Paso. The crater itself is underwhelming - only 60 yards across and very shallow - but there are explanatory signs along the little trail around it.... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

If you're planning to see the impact of a meteor from long ago, this is the place to come. Even though the impact has been filled in through tye years, the astronomical indentation is still clear and the magnitude of the impact evident. Just a cool thing to see that is literally in the backyard of West Texas.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The visitor center was filled with plenty of information on meteors. The attendants of the museum were friendly and helpful. The crater was interesting to see. The pathways were clear and the information signs were good to read along the way. If you have a few minutes and would like to stretch your legs for a bit, it's not a... More 

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting stop, especially if you like history, astronomy, or the unusual. The historical marker proclaims it to be the second largest crater in the United States. However it does not compare with Meteor Crater in Arizona. Over the eons it has filled in from over 100' deep to about 5-7' deep now. Only 2 miles south of... More 

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