The Folger Gallery is dedicated to bringing fine art to art collectors. You can shop online or venture into the store to find your favorite art pieces. From impressionism to realism, the gallery also stocks sculptures and prints. Other unique items include Ceramic Celtic Crosses and porcelain collectibles. Stop in to view these original art works, that are directly from the artist, and bring one home today.
4901 East University Boulevard Odessa, TX 79762 +1 432 552 2020
Whether you are an alumni, current, or prospective student, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a campus worth visiting. The campus features a replica of Stonehenge, the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery, and a nationally accredited business school. Home of the falcons, UTPB is also proud of its reputation and involvement in research to better the economy of the Permian Basin.
109 North State Street Ft. Worth, TX 79734 +1 432 426 2390
One of the most scenic areas in Texas lies in the Northeastern Chihuahuan Desert. Here in the Davis Mountains you can observe the "sky-island," a range that rises above the desert. The conservatory is also home to wild animals like the black bear, mountain lion, Golden Eagle, and Montezuma Quail. This preserve is also important to the West Texas ranching legacy, as well as maintaining the dark skies for the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Conveniently located less than a three hour drive away from the Permian Basin, the Nature Conservatory of the Davis Mountains is a must-see.
Rio Grande Village Drive and Persimmon Gap Drive Big Bend, TX 79834 +1 432 477 2251
Big Bend includes mountain, desert, and river environments, offering each visitor majestic beauty all around. Explore Big Bend from the Chisos Mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert, to Santa Elena Canyon and the Rio Grande River. Ranger led programs are also available, providing more information on the native peoples that lived in the area and the natural changes that Big Bend has undergone over time. Whether you hike, climb, float, or drive, make sure to stay hydrated as you explore the 801,000 acres of Big Bend.
1015 North County Road West Odessa, TX 79763 +1 432 368 3548
Floyd Gwinn Park opened in 1945 as the first aquatic park in Odessa. Today this 40-acre park features two playgrounds, plus all the facilities to support your favorite sport. Floyd Gwinn has it all, from baseball and soccer, to basketball, tennis, and volleyball. You can also enjoy a swim in the community pool on a hot day. The park is also home to the Floyd Gwinn Gymnasium, which gives the community a facility to practice and participate in activities.
Home to many charity golf events, Hogan Park prides itself as the best destination for golf in West Texas. This city staple was constructed in 1959, has 36 holes of challenging courses, which include the Roadrunner and the traditional Quail Course. After a long day of golf, grab a bite to eat and some refreshments at the Bar and Grill. Hogan Park also caters to wedding and banquet events as well as the PGA Tour.
1118 Maple Avenue Odessa, TX 79761 +1 432 335 9918
This ranching headquarters was originally built in 1917. Jim Parker bought the house in 1934, and it has since been a historical gem of Odessa. The Cotswold style house opened to the public in 1996, featuring exhibitions that reflect the ranching and county history. The museum annually showcases the legacy of local ranching families with interviews, photos, and artifacts. Admission is free of charge, though donations are greatly appreciated.
320 West 5th Street Odessa, TX 79761 +1 432 368 3548(City Park Council)
One of the simple pleasures of summer life is being able to spend it in a verdant spot like Noel Heritage Plaza. In the summer the park hosts free evening concerts, and adjacent is the Ector County Library.
1020 East Murphy Street Odessa, TX 79761 +1 432 333 7871(Tourist Information)
The official location for the annual Juneteenth parade, Woodson Park is one of the best recreational facilities in Odessa. It also houses the Woodson Family Aquatic Facility, which has pools, playgrounds and water slides for the entire family to enjoy. A Community Center is also part of the premises, which can be hired as a venue for private events. Epitomizing the alpha and omega of recreation in the city, Woodson Park is 13 acres of complete fun.
112 E Murphy Street Odessa, TX 79761 +1 432 333 4072
On the National Register of Historic Places, the White-Pool House Museum is one of the older structures in the area. Built to resemble the home Charles and Lucy White had used in Indiana, the house now contains exhibits to illustrate what life was like in Odessa many years ago. A replica of a barn also teaches visitors about agriculture, and the barn can be rented as a venue to host special events. Admission is free.
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