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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

Haley Library and History Center

Learn all about Texas and Southwestern history, including the background of the cattle industry and the individuals who began it. There are more than 30,000

Midland, TX Museums

Things to do near Midland, TX

Hogan Park Golf Course -Quail Run

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Scenic Drive

F.M. 1111 north 43 miles to intersection with primary east- west route of U.S. 62/180. Generally flat ranching areas edged by...

Painted Dunes Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum

The children's museum, part of the Museum of the Southwest complex, features three exhibition areas filled with natural light...

Presidential Museum

The Presidential Museum is one of the few museums in the country dedicated solely to the office of the President. Permanent e...