619 N. Marland Blvd.
Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: (575) 397-3591
Fax: (575) 397-7762
New Mexico's newest state park is at this 3,400 acre Bureau of Reclamation impoundment on the Pecos River. Enjoy jet-skiing and water-skiing. Paved ramp on each side of the lake.
Outdoor family entertainment. All features in stereo with your car's FM stereo radio. Featuring 3 giant screens! Come early and enjoy an evening meal from our concessions.
This state park features Chihuahuan Desert flora, fauna and much more.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is home to several animals and plants of the Chihuahuan Desert in their local habitats. A zoo and botanical garden, it is located on U.S. Route 285, Carlsbad, New Mexico at an elevation of 3200 feet (980 meters) on the Ocotillo Hills. The park offers its visitors a glimpse of the flora and fauna. Some of the rare species include cougar, prairie dogs, Gila monster, badger, elk, and so on. There are as many as 14 species of snakes. On the other hand, the aviary features hawks, eagles, turkeys, songbirds and roadrunner, to name a few. A comprehensive zoo, it is of great historic significance to the country.
A premier performance space in Midland/Odessa, Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center is a community effort that sees the realization of the dream of there being a first-rate performance venue in the area. A sort of mega-center for the arts, the center comprises a music and academic center and a recital hall as well. Performances by artists both famous and yet-to-be-known are hosted here. See the website or call to know more.
The brainchild of a high school teacher, the Globe of the Great Southwest is a replica of the theater in London at which Shakespeare's masterpieces were performed. An octagonal building with 418 seats, the intimate theater helps one to appreciate plays just like they were seen so many hundreds of years ago. On the same ground is a writer's garden including a labyrinth and a replica of Anne Hathaway's cottage which may be rented out for various purposes. Each month, the Brand New Opree presents a live country show at the Globe and a yearly Shakespeare Festival is held as well.
The old rail depot that was originally built in Pecos, Texas in 1892 was moved to Odessa in 1950. The depot has become a landmark of the old railroad past, as it served as a railway terminal in Pecos until 1950. Pecos Depot is now located next to a local favorite, the Barn Door Restaurant. Stop in to view the remnants of the past while you eat.
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.
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.
Standing eight feet high, Jack Ben Rabbit is the world's largest jack rabbit statue and has become a historical landmark in Odessa. The statue is also named after Attorney General John Ben Sheppard, the former Odessa Chamber of Commerce President of 1962. The statue has also sparked the interest of the arts community, as other themed jack-rabbit statues have been popping up around town, such as the "Fiesta Hare" and the "Big Sky Bunny."
Known as the "world's largest jackrabbit," standing at eight feet tall, the Jack Ben Rabbit statue is an Odessa landmark and a tourist favorite.
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.