Globe of the Great Southwest

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 
Tel: 432-332-1586 


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 
Tel: 432-381-0946 


Stonehenge Odessa

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

Ector County Coliseum

Our spacious 42 acre complex is located in Odessa, Texas between Dallas and El Paso, in the heart of the Permian Basin. Easily accessible on the corner of Texas Highway 191 and Texas Highway 385, our complex is the number one meeting place for over 350,000 people in the area.

With the population, an 8,000 seat Coliseum, approximately 145,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, and over 2000 hotel rooms within 10 minutes, the Ector County Coliseum is the perfect fit for your event.

Home of the NAHL Odessa Jackalopes hockey team, and Permian Basin International Oil Show, our versatile complex is also host to a wide variety of events which include: concerts, conventions, rodeos, trade shows, festivals, ice shows, motor sports, Broadway shows, weddings, anniversaries and much, much more. No matter what the event of occasion calls for, our versatile entertainment and exhibition center is the right choice for your event.

Every two years the Ector County Coliseum host the Permian Basin International Oil Show which brings together people from every phase of the petroleum industry. Leaders come to Odessa, Texas from every corner of the world to learn about the latest technology, the newest equipment, to transact business and renew friendships. Unlike most exhibitions, the Permian Basin International Oil Show, Inc. is a non-profit venture whose sole purpose is educational, designed to serve the oil and gas industry.

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