This modern-day Boomtown isn't just a town for roughnecks and wildcatters -- it's for trippers too! Visit this West Texas town and you might just strike black gold!

Food

Dumplin's Y Amigos

For a breakfast that checks all the boxes on your foodie list, go to Dumplin’s Y Amigos. Just like the name suggests, whether you’re craving down home country cooking or a nice big plate of Mexican huevos — they make both deliciously. Oh…and did I mention they serve chips and salsa¬†all day long??¬†

 

Curb Side Bistro

This food truck-turned-restaurant has some of the funkiest foods you’ve ever tasted. Whether you order a heaping basket of “Buffalo Fries” or a “Homer Simpson” slider piled high with mac-n-cheese and bacon, your tastebuds are definitley going to be thanking you. Don’t skimp on dessert — they’ve got “Funfetti Fritters” which are cakeballs smothered in icing.

Culture

Jamboree Jackrabbits

All around town, you’ll find tons of artsy jackrabbits (like Jack Ben Rabbit) commemorating Odessa’s long history of jackrabbit roping — seriously! It used to be a featured event at the Odessa Rodeo, but now these not-so-little guys are all that remain of that odd tradition.

 

 

"Friday Night Lights"

If you’re a huge fan of Texas high school football, then catching a highschool football game between the Permian Panthers and Odessa Broncos is a must. The popular book and TV show, “Friday Night Lights” were based off of this very town.

 

 

Odessa Meteor Crater Museum

Sixty-three thousand years ago, a giant crater crashed into the earth, leaving a huge hole in Odessa and plenty of intergalactic mystery. This crater has been slowly filled in with West Texas dirt and wind, but the interesting history behind it remains. It’s just waiting for you to uncover the truth at this museum.

 

Stonehenge Replica

Forget hopping the pond to see this intriuging European structure; UT Permian Basin has a replica Stonehenge that’s almost as big and just as cool to see!

 

 

Presidential Archives and Leadership Museum

The citizens of Odessa have compiled a unique collection of exhibits dedicated to the Office of the President, from lessons on the Founding Fathers to personal artifacts like Marine 1’s President Chair (aka the helicopter that flies the presidents from place to place.) Out back is the Bush family home, open for tours.

 

Globe of the Great Southwest

To trip or to trip…that is the question. Well, it should only be a question when you’re visiting this replica of Shakespear’s Globe in London. This theatre is the most authentic replica in the states — and is home to some pretty awesome productions.

 

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