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Odessa Meteor Crater and Museum

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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
Phone Number: 915 381 0946
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Pretty decent stop along route

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AleciaLester
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Bluefield, West Virginia
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Bluefield, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

While in Midland we visited the meteor crater. It had rained a couple days before, and the paths were off limits, but we were still able to see the crater and the person at the museum answered all our questions.

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1 Thank Jimmie_Ray
Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Visitor Center is interesting with displays of meteor pieces and information; however, crater is mostly filled in with blowing sand. There is a walkway around crater and the surroundings are pleasant.

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Bixby, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Not what I was expecting, but definitely interesting. This is a very small museum with little to see inside, but the little was neat. I found the crater outside was worth the visit. Stay on the trail to avoid the West Texas rattle snakes. This stop will not take much of your time at all.

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Avon Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

After seeing the Impact Crater in Winslow Az this was a little disappointing. It had at one time been filled in and then uncovered. The trails were close and a few people ther viewing voiced disappointment. Sad to report this but a true statement.

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2 Thank Richard W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

The meteor site is overgrown and there is very little to see here. The museum is small with a few exhibits. Disappointing as it was a long drive out of our way to go here.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Admittedly this is no Barringer Meteor Crater, but the (free!) museum was put together very well, and it was interesting to read about all the different types of meteorites & look at the specimens. The crater itself was an easy, self-guided hike with nice desert views. You actually walk through the center of the crater, and there is little elevation... More 

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Ohio
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

A quick and easy break for an unusual and interesting natural sight. Only a couple of miles off the Interstate. Free admission, free parking, free restrooms. Gawk from the vantage point or stroll around the path for a closer look.

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Odessa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The museum is closed on Mondays. It is very clean and the employees are uber helpful and will answer any questions. There are interesting artifacts in the museum. There is a self-guided tour through the desert with signs to explain what you are seeing; but, beware of crawling critters. It is hot and you will need sunscreen and a hat... More 

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