Things To Do in Midland, Texas
Established in 1881 as a railroad town, Midland is located in Texas' Southern Plains and is the seat of Midland county. Eventually Midland became an oil town and to this day the petroleum industry thrives in Midland. The town remains a busy center of business and activity, and there are many opportunities for recreation, cultural exploration, and entertainment. Many visitors enjoy visiting attractions that focus on the unique history of the area, such as the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and the Museum of the Southwest.
Midland, Texas Tourism
While the arts play an important role in Midland, tourists have plenty of opportunity to spend time outdoors. There are also opportunities to learn more about a part of the United States that has taken on a "larger-than-life" mystique.
Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center: This venue offers the opportunity to see world-class talent on its stage. Visitors can see shows by comedians and musicians, as well as full-length theater productions.
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum: Science and history geeks will get their fill of wonder at this unusual museum. Learn about fossils, how geologists identify where to find petroleum, drilling, and the environment. There is also a children's museum and regular activities and classes, including a brown bag lecture series and family science nights.
Museum of the Southwest: This museum offers a multifaceted experience that includes historical exhibits, a children's museum, a planetarium, and the visual arts. Summertime offers lawn concerts while special events and classes take place throughout the year.
Tiki Island: Texas can get pretty hot, which is why a trip to Tiki Island may be in order. This waterpark is made up of inflatables, adding color and fun to the experience.
Sibley Nature Center: This 49 acre nature preserve exist to help protect the natural environment of the area while also providing educational programs to community members. Sibley Nature Center was started by two schoolteachers so much of its programming is geared toward children and families. In addition to trails, there are opportunities to check out geological formations, wildlife, and local flora.
Midland Visitor's Guide
Midland Names and Numbers Office:
Midland, TX 79707
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