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Odessa, Texas

  • Largest Jack Rabbit

    The "World's Largest Jack Rabbit" was first pioneered by former Attorney General John Ben Shepperd during his term as Odessa Chamber of Commerce president in 1962. Tom Taylor, who is the former head o...
    Largest Jack Rabbit

Attractions and Upcoming Events

The Globe Theatre

A bit of Elizabethan England comes to life during the Odessa Shakespeare Festival at The Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest, Shakespearean Library & Anne Hathaway Cottage, modeled after Shakespeare'

Odessa, TX Theatres

White-Pool House Museum

Built in 1887, the White-Pool House Museum is the oldest structure of importance in Odessa, Texas. Built by Charles and Lucy White, it resembled the house they left behind in Indiana. Exhibits give the public an opportunity to view and learn about different periods in Odessa'

Odessa, TX Museums

Ellen Noel Art Museum

The Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin is an independent art museum located on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. The museum features rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary art, a permanent sculpture/

Odessa, TX Museums

Pecos Depot

This landmark depot was purchased from the Panhandle- Santa Fe Railway in 1972. Built in 1892 it served as a railway terminal until 1950. It was then moved to Odessa and next to the historical Barn Door Restaurant in 1972

Odessa, TX Railroad History

Texon Santa Fe Depot Museum

The Town of Texon, Texas was founded in 1924 by the Big Lake Oil Company. Texon was established on the railroad line owned by the Kansas City, Mexico, and Orient of Texas Railroad. This railroad line extended from San Angelo to Alpine and survived mainly on Texas oil traffic. In 1924

Odessa, TX Railroad History

Things to do near Odessa, TX

El Paso Union Depot

Built in 1906 as the first international train station in the U.S., the handsome renovated building now serves AMTRAK and is ...

Concordia Cemetery

Historic cemetery and landmark. The cemetery is divided into five parts, including the actual "Boot Hill." Gunfighter John We...

Iraan Archaeological Museum

Located in Fantasyland Park, museum features excellent fossil exhibits, plus Indian artifacts, ranching antiquities, and oil ...

Ellen Noel Art Museum

The Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin is an independent art museum located on the campus of the University of Texas ...

Balmorhea State Park Camping

Visitors at Balmorhea State Park can enjoy swimming, picnicking, and camping. An honor box is located at the park entrance fo...