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Address: Meteor Crater Rd, 9 miles southwest of Odessa, Midland, TX
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Museum was closed the day we visited.

We had no idea this meteor hit was even here until the locals were telling us about it. They should have better advertising. We visited on a Monday and the Museum is closed that... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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Billings, MT
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Midland, Texas
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my kids and family that was visiting from out of town, the kids were really looking forward to it when I mentioned where we were going. When we arrived they hated it as some were too young to read and all were too young to care, and there was nothing left to look at as time has nearly... More 

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Winder, Georgia
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89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I stopped on a cross country drive and went on a weekday morning. It was only me, the dog and a couple from Texas there that morning. The whole visit took about 40 minutes, including the drive to and from the expressway with a leisurely walk through the crater. It is pet friendly and is definitely worth a visit. If... More 

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385 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

First off, read! There were other people walking around asking questions and making comments....and if they would just read, they would understand. This place is neat, and informative. It's a cool chunk of history, and a real quick thing to do, it's convenient.

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Georgetown, Texas
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Where else can you see the world's sixth largest meteor crater? Be aware that the depression is only about 6 feet deep now due to erosion, and past explorations have torn up the landscape a little bit. However, the trail and signage is quite informative. You can see the site for free, which is great. The museum is a bit... More 

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Billings, MT
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113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had no idea this meteor hit was even here until the locals were telling us about it. They should have better advertising. We visited on a Monday and the Museum is closed that day, although we could walk around the area. Couldn't get to a brochure in the lobby as it was locked as well. There was some signage,... More 

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Thank MontanaBorn47
Dallas, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We easily found this location, which is not far off the highway. However, if you're expecting really noticeable (as far as a crater), you may be disappointed. The actual crater is very overgrown with various plants/cactus and you'll have to look hard to see the impact. If you didn't know it was a crater, you could mistaken this site a... More 

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1 Thank kendas2017
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Okay, so it's not the massive "Meteor Crater" near Winsow Arizona. However this is a great local place to take your kids so they can learn about meteors and meteor crater formation. It's only about 10' deep now, but at one time it was about 100' deep. There's a small air conditioned/heated museum & gift shop on location with restrooms.... More 

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1 Thank Oland W
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

2 thumbs up go see history here it's a very enjoyable place and staff is friendly and willing meet our needs..

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Thank Dwan M
Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

They have a small museum,which is free entrance, as i said small but very informative after leaving the place you will have the need to look for more craters around the country. The crater itself is kind of loosing due too natural facts as, dirt, plants, but you still can see it. It was a nice short stop!

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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

50,000 + years ago this would have been more impressive as the Texas wind has mostly filled in the crater over the years. They do have some good information here but it does not take long to read it all.

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