Odessa Pop.108,790 Alt. 2,891

General -
Established in 1881 as stop on the Texas pacific Railroad. This city is the heart of a vast area that was once an ancient sea. This area today is known as the Permian Basin, which contains tremendous quantities of anhydrite, potassium salt, natural gas, and oil. The oil boom of 1929 brought a population growth.

Art Institute for the Permian Basin
Ultra modern showcase for different exhibits throughout the year. (915)368-7222

Brass Lamp Auto Museum
A group of pre 1916 antique cars with such models as :Flanders, Seras, Brush, Saxon, and Overland. (915)332-9875

Ector County Coliseum
10,000 seats. (915)366- 3541

Globe of the Great Southwest
This theater is an authentic replica of the original Shakespearean Globe Theater. (915) 332-1586

Odessa Meteor Crater
A shower of meteaorites slammed into the Earth some 20,000 years ago, leaving a crater over 500 feet in diameter. exit I-20 at F.M. 1936(south) drive west on frontage road 3.4 miles till you see the sign.

Presidential Museum
An unusual museum devoted to the U.S. Presidency. (915) 332-7123

White Pool House
The oldest existing house in Ector county. constructed in 1887. (915)333-4072



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