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's original Globe. The Globe also produces everything from Broadway musicals to country and Gospel revues. In addition to the Globe Theatre is the Anne Hathaway Cottage, which is a replica of the home Shakespeare built for his true love, Anne Hathaway. There is also a Barter Booth offering everything from souvenirs to refreshments.
2308 Shakespeare Road
Odessa, TX 79761
Odessa Meteor Crater
The Meteor Crater is 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 50,000 years ago. It is approximately ten miles west of Odessa; via Interstate 20, exit 108. Enjoy a self-guided tour and visit the Thomas Rodman Museum and Visitor Center on site. Museum hours Tuesday- Saturday: 9 AM- 5PM; Sunday, 1 PM-5 PM. Crater Trail is open for self guided tours everyday from 9 AM-5 PM. Free admission. Gift shop.
3100 Meteor Crater Rd
Odessa, TX 79760
Twenty stone blocks, similar in size and shape to those of England's ancient Stonehenge, were trucked in on tractor-trailers and lifted onto bases made of reinforced concrete. The replica is 70 percent of the original's vertical dimensions and exact in horizontal size, with the tallest of the limestone pieces standing 19 feet. The exhibit is located off East University Boulevard on the UTPB campus.
Located on the campus of The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, this replica of Stonehenge was constructed over a period of six weeks in the summer of 2004. A community group, wanting to draw more visitors to the city from I-20, initiated the idea, and the university approved the location.
4901 E. University
Odessa, TX 79762