The Ramon Crater (Makhtesh Ramon) is a spectacular phenomena in the Negev desert and a part of the Ramon Nature Reserve — the largest national park in Israel. It can be viewed from above where a small museum provides the geological background together with some fossils. There is a great view from the museum roof and also further along the cliff edge from the lookout point. It is a spectacular view. You can also drive down into the crater and explore further (expert advice are urged before setting out on foot).
The only settlement in the area is Mitzpe Ramon (Mizpe Ramon, which means “Ramon Lookout” in Hebrew), situated on the northern edge of the depression.
Here are some Ramon Crater photos in this album: