Discover the heart of west Texas’s oil country as a guest at our hotels in Odessa. Inspect World War II fighting planes at the American Airpower Heritage Museum and cheer on amateur cowboys at a bucking bronco show.
Our hotels in Odessa are near the Presidential Museum. Browse an extensive collection of 20th-century campaign memorabilia and contemplate decades of slogans that launched candidates into the Oval Office. Midland's American Airpower Heritage Museum is home to the world's largest collection of vintage World War II aircraft. Guests of our Odessa hotels can marvel at bombers used in warfare and admire the classically kitschy nose art of pin-up girls and lost lovers. The Southwest Museum displays colorful portraits of Native Americans by Taos Society artists and painstakingly detailed Audubon paintings of local wildlife. At the onsite children's museum, kids have the run of My Town, a pint-sized city complete with a bank and veterinarian’s clinic. Borrow a plastic sled from the visitor’s center at Monahans Sandhills State Park and zip down 70-foot natural sand dunes.
Well-known American brands fill the Odessa Music City Mall, where you can take to the ice in the skating rink or catch a movie in the adjacent theater. Steakhouses and barbecue shacks near our Odessa hotels plate up juicy steak and tender brisket—though some barbecue joints forego the plate and serve their juicy barbecue straight from the pit onto butcher paper. Check the calendar of Dos Amigos, where you might catch a country music concert or a rowdy amateur rodeo depending on the night.
Book a room in our Holiday Inn® hotels in Odessa during July and August to follow the melodramatic twists and turns in Midland’s Summer Mummers theater festival or in October for the AIRSHO, when flying aces reenact World War II air battles.