Odessa History & Area Attractions

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A Vibrant City with Extraordinary Activities

Odessa provided a welcome stop in the 1880s for thirsty travelers as well as a shipping point for cattle on the Texas and Pacific Railway. From those rugged cowboy beginnings, the city has grown to become a vibrant, friendly and energetic city. The city boasts a rich cultural heritage that includes the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale, the Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest and the country’s only Presidential Museum dedicated to the office of the Presidency and not to any particular president. Venture a short distance from the city and you’ll find the 550-foot wide Odessa Meteor Crater and a replica of the ancient ruins of Stonehenge on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

For more information on area attractions, visit the Odessa Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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