Monahans, Texas: Million Barrel Museum: Giant Oil Crater

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Address:
400 Museum Blvd, Monahans, TX
Directions:
I-20 exit 83, then drive west on Sealy Ave. for around 1.5 miles. On the left (south) side, just before you get into town.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-6. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
432-943-8401
RA Rates:
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Million Barrel Museum.

Million Barrel Museum: Giant Oil Crater

A huge hole in the ground, lined with cement, built when there was so much oil in West Texas that the oil companies didn't know where to put it. The hole's capacity is actually well over a million barrels. It's empty now.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [06/03/2012]

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Million Barrel Museum.

Million Barrel Museum - Giant Oil Tank

The Million Barrel Museum is a great place that's more than just a hole in the ground. It also has a heritage museum, Coke museum, Air Corps museum, historic house and rail car/caboose. All of which you can view for free.

Billy was our wonderful tour guide and she was very informative. We caught her when she was about to leave and we were so thankful that she decided to stay extra to show us around. They are constantly adding new things and rotating the exhibits.

[Drake Ventoris, 12/29/2020]

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