Here are 8 fun things to do in Odessa, Texas one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.
Soon my family and I will travel once again to Odessa Texas. We are from there and our parents and siblings still live there. We would probably live there too, but there is no military installations there! Growing up there I always heard people say that there is nothing to do there, but that isn’t true. Here are a few things you can do if you live there or find yourself visiting there.
8 Fun Things to do in Odessa Texas
The Globe of the Great Southwest – The globe theater is a replica of Shakespeare’s globe theatre. They put on many plays here and they also host a Shakespeare festival every year.
The Permian Playhouse – They put on a variety of plays and musicals throughout the year. Many years ago I saw Fiddler on the Roof here and it was very good.
The Commemorative Air Force Museum – includes planes from several foreign countries and other military conflicts since World War II. They host an air show every year.
Midland Rockhounds – They are the areas minor league baseball team. The games are very fun and kid friendly. They have a very nice playground for the kids. They do a great fireworks show for the 4th of July.
Odessa Jackalopes – They are the area’s minor league hockey team. The games are kid friendly and fun.
Eat Donuts! You have to go to Southern Maid and try their cherry donuts.
Best Day Trips from Odessa, Texas
There are some interesting things to see around the area that are worth venturing out to.
Balmorhea State Park – One of the best day trips is Balmorhea State Park, home to world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool built back in the 1930’s. Here you can Swim, scuba or skin dive, camp, geocache, and bird watch. The park has picnic sites, an outdoor sports area and a playground. More than 15 million gallons of water flow through the pool each day, gushing from the San Solomon Springs. The pool is up to 25 feet deep, covers 1.3 acres, and holds 3.5 million gallons of water. The water temperature stays at 72 to 76 degrees year-round