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Vacation in Odessa - Texas

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Area Overview

Odessa can be found in the Permian Basin. Our city sister city is Midland which is just 20 miles away. Surrounding the two cities, there are several small towns. Odessa is known as the workforce of the Permian Basin. Odessa is a vibrant, energetic city in West Texas where the sky, literally, is the only limit. It is a dynamic city that boasts fresh air, awe-inspiring sunsets and the friendliest people you'll ever find.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

A visit to Odessa can put you in the audience of a production at the Globe Theatre, in the cockpit of a World War II fighter plane, or in the heart of the second largest meteor crater in the nation.

Our city also offers invaluable opportunities to discover other treasures of West Texas. Odessa has long been known as a gateway to Big Bend Country. In just a short few hours drive you can experience the unique culture of the region with a visit to the Big Bend National Park, the Balmorhea State Park, and the Monahans Sandhills State Park. Not to mention the excitement you will feel when visiting the other beautiful destinations of the region such as Fort Davis, Marfa, Marathon, Lajitas and more.

Cultural Activities

We have several museums, including the Ellen Noel Art Museum, The Parker Ranching House Museum, historical sites including the White Pool House and the Pecos Depot. Odessa is home to Summer Concert series, Hot Summer Nights on the lawn on Noel plaza.

The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is the brightest star in the West Texas sky. With an exterior design that combines local themes of geology and open sky, the Wagner Noël stands nearly 10 stories tall and is visible symbol of culture, education and achievement. It will expand your cultural horizons with a wide range of community and regional events - from Broadway tours to performing Symphonies to ballet, opera, and musical concerts.


Odessa is a city rich in culture. Be sure to visit our wonderful Museums, Historical Sites and enjoy the various tours we offer.



Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  29.2  43.4  57.6  0.5 "
 February  33.8  48.7  63.6  0.6 "
 March  40.4  56.0  71.6  0.4 "
 April  48.6  64.0  79.5  0.7 "
 May  58.6  73.1  87.6  1.9 "
 June  66.4  79.9  93.3  1.7 "
 July  69.3  82.2  95.0  1.6 "
 August  68.1  80.9  93.7  1.7 "
 September  61.6  74.4  87.1  2.3 "
 October  51.2  64.9  78.6  1.5 "
 November  38.8  52.9  67.0  0.7 "
 December  30.8  44.9  59.0  0.7 "

Best Time To Go:

Spring and fall.

Mild and semi-arid. Summer Average Temps range 60's to upper 90's. Winter Average Temps range low 30's to upper 50's.


Need a place to stay? Odessa offers you a choice with several different hotel properties. From economical to luxurious, we have the perfect hotel for you!


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