Odessa, TX: Rediscovered

Odessa, Texas is a beautiful place in West Texas. It is called the “Rio Grande Valley of Texas.” This area was once a big wheat and cattle farm. Today, it has become a complete tourist destination. Downtown, Jack Ben Rabbit is an eight-foot-high statue of a jack rabbit; another 35 Jamborees Jack Rabbits dots the town.

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is located in downtown Odessa. To the north, the famed Museum of West Texas is an exciting museum. The Permian Basin Historical Society and the Mineral Springs Museum of West Texas both offer interesting ways to learn about Texas and its vast natural resources. The University of Texas of Permian Basin isn’t one of the largest campuses in the country, so if you plan to visit the U.S. campus, you won’t find it difficult to get in during regular business hours.

One way to get around Odessa is public transportation, which you won’t find much of unfortunately. The Central Texas Premium Elevator System, the best form of “public transportation” in the area, goes directly to the top of the Museum of West Texas. No matter how you get there, you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful land and buildings that are reminiscent of a flourishing ancient town.