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Odessa, TX experiences a semi-arid climate, where temperature feel very nice most of the year. Summers are hot and sunny, and winters are mild and dry. The hottest months fall between June and August, with highs averaging at around 98°F. The coldest months fall between December and February, with lows averaging at around 33°F.

The most expensive months to visit Odessa, TX is usually March, April and July. The cheapest month to visit Odessa, TX is in January.

Getting Around Odessa, Texas

Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF) is the major airport serving Odessa, TX, just over 12 miles away (around 15 minutes) from downtown Odessa.

Taxis cost between US$40–US$50 to get from Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF) to downtown Odessa. The cheapest way to get from Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF) to downtown Odessa is via the EZ-Connect Transit Service. The bus service is available from 07:00–18:00 on Mondays to Fridays, and 09:00–16:00 on Saturdays. A single ride costs US$1.50.

3-star MCM Grande Hotel FunDome Odessa, 3-star MCM Elegante and Conference Center Odessa, and 3-star Holiday Inn Odessa provide airport shuttle services. Pre-booking is required, especially during the holiday season.

Getting to and around most of what Odessa, TX has to offer easiest by car. Consider renting a car to travel around Odessa, TX with the minimum of hassle. Car rental agencies have desks conveniently located across the baggage claim area of Midland International Air and Space Port (MAF). Alternatively, Trip.com offers a wide selection of cars to book, with free cancellation and no credit card fees. You can explore car rental options here.

The EZ-Rider transit service runs 6 routes within Odessa, TX. Single rides cost between US$1.50–US$2.50, and US$3 for all-day passes. All buses operate from 06:15–18:10 on Mondays to Fridays, and from 08:15 – 16:10 on Saturdays. Buses do not run on Sundays or on holidays.

Things to Do in Odessa, Texas.

Visit the legendary University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), established since 1973. The main campus houses a Stonehenge replica adjacent to the Visual Arts Studio. While you’re there, head over to the Presidential Archives and Leadership Library, a museum dedicated to the office of the Presidency, where you can also learn about the presidents from the Republic of Texas. Another place of interest nearby is the Ellen Noel Art Museum, opened in honor of a celebrated philanthropist.

The Odessa Meteor Crater is the 2nd largest meteor crater in the U.S., which dates back up to 50,000 years ago, just a few miles south of downtown Odessa. Stop by the visitor center to check out their meteorite display.

Strap on those cowboy boots and get roped into the wild west to experience Odessa’s cowboy culture. The Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo and Ector County Coliseum play home to some of Odessa’s finest rodeos.

Fun fact: Odessa, TX is home to the “World’s Largest Jack Rabbit”, Jack Ben Rabbit, an 8-foot-tall statue built in 1962 and has become a historic landmark. Jack Ben Rabbit isn’t the only rabbit statue around Odessa, TX. There are, in fact, 37 other decorated rabbit statues scattered throughout the city. Hop around town on a scavenger hunt to see if you can find them all!

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