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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

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

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

The Meteor Crater

The Meteor Crater, approximately 550 feet in diameter, is the second largest in the nation. The crater is the result of a barrage of meteors crashing to the earth some 20,000 to 30,000 years ago. It is approximately ten miles west of Odessa, via Business 20

Odessa, TX Natural Attractions

Things to do near Odessa, TX

Walking Tour

Visit downtown area of historic buildings, churches and homes dating from the 1800s, including the 1887 courthouse. Also anci...

Tigua Indian Reservation: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Oldest community in present boundaries of Texas, now part of the city of El Paso, was established in 1681 by refugees from a ...

Scenic Drive

F.M. 1111 north 43 miles to intersection with primary east- west route of U.S. 62/180. Generally flat ranching areas edged by...