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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

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

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

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

Marian Blakemore Planetarium

Just on the edge of the Museum of the Southwest grounds the Marian Blakemore Planetarium is a visit into outer space. Opened in 1972, the Planetarium features a 40

Midland, TX Planetariums

Midland County Historical Museum

Midland County Historical Museum exhibits include early Midland history, photos, pioneer relics, mementos of the Civil War, World Wars I & II, and Indian artifacts. Visitors can also see the famous "Midland Man." Anthropologist Dr. Fred Wendorf authenticated remains (calvarium, upper skull)

Midland, TX Museums

Things to do near Midland, TX

Alpine Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Border Patrol Museum

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

Red Rock Ranch Tours

Guided driving and hiking tours provide visitors with magnificent views of wind carved Precambrian rock formations, panoramic...

James Rooney County Park

Green and spacious park on southern edge of city at historic Comanche Springs. Swimming, picnicking and tennis courts....