Arts and Cultural
Commemorative Air Force and American Airpower Heritage Museum
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Affiliations program, the museum is home to one of the most complete collections of WWII aviation culture in the U.S., with over 4,900 oral histories, the largest collection of original WWII nose art panels in the world, over 6,000 books, and much more.
Museum of the Southwest
Housed in the beautiful Turner Mansion, this museum boasts a wide ranging permanent collection that covers science, astronomy, history and culture, as well as over 45,000 artifacts in its archaeology collection, and 7,700 art objects that include paintings, drawings, textiles and more.
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
The nation's largest museum dedicated to the petroleum industry tells the 500-million year story of oil, and features exhibits with both antique and modern drilling rigs, a host of interactive exhibits, 14 paintings by famed painter Tom Lovell, and the Chapparal Gallery which tells the story of the famed Chaparral Road Racers.
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
With a striking exterior design that incorporates local geological themes, this arts center hosts a wide variety of cultural events including Broadway tours, symphonies, ballets, opera and musical concerts.
Points of Interest
Ector County Coliseum
Located in nearby Odessa, Texas, this 5,131 seat arena is home to the Odessa Roughnecks football team, the Odessa Jackalopes Junior A ice hockey team, the Sand Hills Rodeo and the biennial Permian Basin International Oil Show.
George W. Bush Childhood Home
Home to former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush from 1951 to 1955, this beautifully restored home is on the National Register of Historic Places.
One of the most beautiful gardens in all of Europe, the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen is a magical place where nature is a work of art. The treasured garden, which includes the Great Garden and Berggarten, features ornamental trees, flowers, plants, fountains and historic sculptures.
Midland County Horseshoe Arena
Home of the Midland County Fair and host to championship rodeos, concerts, trade shows, equestrian competitions, sporting events and conventions, visitors to this 100-acre complex are also greeted by the world's largest horseshoe.
Midland Park Mall
Shoppers will find over 90 stores including upscale shops like Victoria's Secret, Aéropostale, The Buckle, Ulta and Coach as well as several eateries and food kiosks at the Permian Basin's premier shopping destination.
Music City Mall
Located in Odessa, Texas, Music City Mall houses over 100 shops and restaurants, and boasts the only ice skating facility within 300 miles.
Wall Street Antiques of Midland
Visitors looking for collectibles will find over 19,000 square feet of everything from glassware to vintage jewelry to coins, stamps, western art and décor and more.
Sports and Entertainment
Nueva Vista Golf Course
Golfers can tee off at this 18-hole, 72-par course, complete with native grasses, undulating fairways, a distinct Scottish look, and the occasional west Texas winds.
Scharbauer Sports Complex
Baseball fans can cheer on the Midland Rock Hounds minor league baseball team at this 6,669 seat stadium.
What's Nearby - Corporate Locations
- Basic Energy
- Caprock Energy
- Chevron North America
- Claydesta Center
- Concho Resources
- EOG Resources, Inc.
- Midland College
- Midland Memorial Hospital
- Occidental Petroleum Corporation
- Pioneer Natural Resources
- University of Texas - Permian Basin