Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Odessa, in west Texas oil country. In no time you’ll be zipping down natural sand dunes on a sled and marveling at World War II fighter planes.
It’s only fitting that the one-time home of former presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush should now have a museum dedicated solely to the presidential office. Our hotels in Odessa are near the Presidential Museum, where you can sift through an extensive archive of campaign memorabilia, including buttons and posters from the 20th-century. While downtown, snap a silly photo with Jack Ben Rabbit, Odessa’s 7-foot jackrabbit statue and prized piece of Americana kitsch. Borrow a sled from the visitor’s center at Monahans Sandhills State Park, a short drive from our Odessa hotels. Hike to the top of the 70-foot natural sand dunes and zoom down like a west Texas surfer.
Join the locals in Odessa and neighboring Midland’s barbecue shacks, where juicy brisket and succulent ribs are slathered in a tangy sauce. Guests of our Odessa hotels will also find baked chicken enchiladas and sizzling steak fajitas on the menus of local Mexican restaurants and diners. Head to Dos Amigos in Odessa the kick up your heels at a country music concert or cheer on your favorite amateur cowboy at a rodeo.
Book our Holiday Inn Express hotels in Odessa to explore the museums in neighboring Midland. Rustic Taos Society paintings of Native American life and detailed Audubon portraits of local critters fill the galleries at the Museum of the Southwest. The American Airpower Heritage Museum proudly displays authentic World War II bombers and fighter planes. In October, the museum presents the AIRSHO, where local flying aces perform feats of airborne daring as they reenact air battles.