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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
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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 bubblesReviewed 4 August 2016
AleciaLester
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Bluefield, West Virginia
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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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 4 August 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 20 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 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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Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 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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