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Midland, Texas

Home to President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, Midland residents welcome visitors by sharing the famous friendly West Texas attitude and exceptional climate. Midland is an uncommon blend of cosmopolitan features without the congestion and hustle-bustle of larger cities in an environment attractive to individuals of all ages!

Midland was established in the late 1800s as a water stop for the railroad and became a hub for farming and ranching until oil was discovered in the 1920s. The area, known as the Permian Basin, contains tremendous quantities of natural gas and oil. Farming and ranching were the main sources of income until the discovery of oil in the 1920s when it became headquarters for the vast petroleum industry in the Permian Basin. Today, the city remains active in the oil and gas business.

Midland, Texas offers an interesting collection of six museums, a community theatre, planetarium, symphony/chorale, and a wide assortment of exciting annual events, festivals and entertainment throughout the year. Cheer on the Midland RockHounds, our Oakland A's affiliated Professional AA League baseball team, or your favorite player in the Permian Basin Charity Golf Tournament. Catch fast-paced action at the Midland Polo Club, rodeo events, automotive racetrack and much more!

Over 100 restaurants cater to every taste offering traditional West Texas cuisine, authentic Mexican dishes, gourmet specialties and everything in between.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

George W. Bush Childhood Home

Visit the town President George W. Bush refers to as his hometown and learn more about the man as you tour his fully-restored childhood home. Features furnishings authentic to 1952-56

Midland, TX Famous Homes

Hogan Park Golf Course

The Hogan Park Golf Course is a thirtysix hole public facility operated as an enterprise fund under the Community Services Department. The original eighteen holes, now known as Quail Course, was built in 1959. Then, in 1980, nine more holes were added. In 1999

Midland, TX Golf Courses

American Airpower Heritage Museum

Located within the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Headquarters at Midland International Airport, the American Airpower Heritage Museum (AAHM) is recognized for its collection of authentic World War II artifacts, memorabilia and the world'

Midland, TX Museums

Pliska Airplane

John V. Pliska, born in Tyne, Austria, came to Texas with his parents in 1897 and settled in Flatonia. In 1903

Midland, TX Aviation


Things to do near Midland, TX

Border Patrol Museum

Presents the rich heritage of the U.S. Border Patrol. Equipment, documents, books, and memorabilia available to the casual vi...

Historic Inn-Hotel Limpia

Restored country inn, c. 1912; sturdy, turn-of-the-century oak furniture, second-story veranda and glassed-in sunporch with r...

Neill Museum

Antique toys made in Texas, 300 antique dolls, bottles, and furniture. In historic 1898 Truehart House seven blocks west of c...

Fantasyland

Alley Oop, comic strip caveman, was created by V.T. Hamlin while he lived in Iraan. Visitors can see Alley Oop and Dinny in g...

Ellen Noel Art Museum

The Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin is an independent art museum located on the campus of the University of Texas ...