Welcome to the Official Website of the Odessa Meteor Crater Museum!
- Currently 550 ft. across, 15 ft. deep.
- Originally 394 ft. across, 115 ft. deep.
- It is a vanishing landmark, due to high wind and heavy rain erosion.
- We are #27 out of 29 Impact Craters in the U.S. in terms of size.
- In 1965, this site earned the title of Registered Natural Landmark by the Dept. Of Interior.
- The Museum was opened on October 1, 2002. Truck and trailor parking available!
- The Museum is ADA Accessible.
- The Crater has been featured in several publications such as Texas Curiosities (Kelso & Buckner), and Mysterious America (Loren Coleman).
- It has also been featured on television shows like Meteorite Men, and The Texas Bucket List.
- It has been studied and explored by graduate students. Most recently: Charles Edward Stanford and his teams from A&M University.
- The crater is widely unknown. Many residents of Odessa claim they never knew it was in their area, even if they were born and raised here!
- The crater is home to many species of wildlife including: bobcat, badger, ground squirrel, burrowing owl, coyote, rabbit, and deer. We also have Texas Horned Frogs and Jack Rabbits. All wildlife is protected inside the fence line.
- Below is an aerial photo provided by Google Earth. Thank you Ted Brattstrom of Hawaii for the link!
Want to visit?
5599 Meteor Crater Rd.
Odessa, TX 79766
(All hours are Central Standard Time)
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Museum is closed on Monday
Park Trail is open daily (weather permitting) 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.