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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
Phone Number: 915 381 0946
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Interesting and worth it if nearby

Interesting stop if you're in the area. I wouldn't make a long trip here just for it. It is just couple miles off I-20. The walk around the crater does not take long and it has... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mr_Alejo
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here on a Sunday morning before the museum was open, but we had a pleasant time on the self guided tour around the crater. This crater is almost completely filled in, but there are signs which explain about the meteor strike, the neighboring craters, the effects of the strike on the rock layers in the area, and the digging... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting stop if you're in the area. I wouldn't make a long trip here just for it. It is just couple miles off I-20. The walk around the crater does not take long and it has several stop points with descriptions.

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Thank Mr_Alejo
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The walk to and around the main crater is somewhat visually impressive, but hardly like the view of the crater in Arizona. The museum had interesting information of the crater’s wildlife. We looked selectively at the quite extensive written and graphic materials. Meteorite fragments not only from this crater but also from other places in the world and solar system... More 

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Thank oldbrdrz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. Has a walkway that's has the history and information of this site. Lot of history

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Thank Teresa F
Midland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you are not interested in space, not recommended. It is similar to a cliche pit. Kinda neat to know you are walking where a piece of space fell. The museum is small but interesting. Very clean. Friendly staff. Paved parking. Clean restrooms. Kids can run around the paths. Some wild life to see. All native, wild plants/weeds. Not many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Small museum but very informative and interesting. Glad we stopped by. Much more impressive from the bottom of crater than on the rim.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Super fun place to go for anyone at any age! Great place for an elementary school field trip. So many unusual things to see: rocks, plants etc. This place has been here for years, but so different and interesting💙

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1 Thank Kim G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Mostly stopped here for a leg stretch on a long drive through Texas. The crater itself is not that impressive, but the museum was interesting. Just be aware that the smell of gas from the neighboring mining is fairly unpleasant & overpowering when outdoors. Smell not detected in the museum however.

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Thank Alison B
Odessa, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Interesting stop, went for first time since 2001. It doesn't get many visitors but nice small visitor center but it looks like a hole in the ground. Small video and meteor fragments inside, good for a day of nothing better going on

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Took my grandsons and they enjoyed it. Was little disappointed due to hard to see crater due to the weeds. But still a good learning experience.

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