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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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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
OldBill
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Georgia
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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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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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Odessa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 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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Florien, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

good place to take kids and learn what happens when a Meteor hits the ground. if ur in to geologic areas this is a good place to learn. there are plaques that are up to explain what took place there.

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Coppell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

(Note - the visitor center was closed when I visited.) An interesting geologic site that few people know about. Some nice signs to explain the site. Best of all, it is free!! I appreciate the new visitor center & development that Texas has put up in the last few years.

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