Whether you are getting in touch with your artistic side or recalling a historic event, Odessa is just the city to take you there. Check out one or all of our fabulous museums.

Presidential Archives and Leadership Library - Fewer experiences have greater impact that an encounter with history. AndPresidential Archives Odessa's Presidential Museum and Leadership Library is an exceptional repository for presidential portraits, documents, campaign memorabilia, signatures and collectibles that represent each of our country's presidents.

Phone: 432-363-7737

Address: 4919 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762


The Bush Home - Home of a Texas Governor, a first lady and two U.S. Presidents, this humble home was moved to the grounds of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and restored to resemble photographs provided by First Lady Barbara Bush. 

Phone: 432-363-7737

Address:4919 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762


Ellen Noel Art Museum The Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin is an independent art museum. The museum features rotating exhibitions of historical and contemporary art, a permanent sculpture/sensory garden, and programs of art education for all ages.

The museum is an official Smithsonian Affiliate, and SouthWest Bank of Odessa is the 2012 Sponsor of the Museum’s participation in the Affiliates program of the Smithsonian Institution of Washington, D.C.  The Ellen Noel Art Museum is one of only two art museums in the state of Texas that has been granted this status.  The Smithsonian Affiliates program allows selected organizations to have greater access to the millions of artifacts in its renowned collections and to the distinguished educational resources of the 47 museums, libraries, and research centers of the Smithsonian Institution.

Tuesday- Saturday: 10 AM-5 PM; Sunday 2 PM-5 PM.  (432) 550-9696. Free Admission.


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 tenMuseum 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.


Parker House Ranching Museum - The Parker House Museum is Odessa's newest addition to the historical records of Odessa. In 1935, the Parker family moved into this modest house located on 1,290 acres. It represents the lifestyle of a prominent ranching family, who served the communities of Andrews and Ector counties since 1907.

Phone: 432-335-9918

Address: 1118 Maple Avenue
Odessa, TX 79762

 


White-Pool House - Built in 1887, the White-Pool House Museum is the oldest structure of importance in Odessa , Texas. Built by Charles and Lucy White, it resembled the house they left behind in Indiana . Exhibits give the public an opportunity Museumto view and learn about different periods in Odessa 's history. The barn replica gives a view of early ranching life.

Friday and Saturday: 10 AM-3 PM. Free admission.

Phone: 432-333-4072

Address: 112 East Murphy
Odessa, TX 79761