Midland, TX, the "Window to the West," is home to a war memorial, a wildlife preserve, museums paying homage to the railroads and the oil boom and more. The city offers something of interest for visitors of all ages, along with plenty of shops and restaurants.
When you reserve a room with Choice Hotels in Midland, TX, you will find many popular attractions just minutes from your door, including:
Geology exhibits, a transportation wing and a collection of watercolors and oil paintings transport visitors back to the early days of the oil era at the Petroleum Museum. Children will delight in learning about the development of the oil industry in this environment.
The American Airpower Heritage Museum houses the largest private collection of Axis and Allied Forces aircraft and artifacts depicting the military aviation culture of World War II. The Nose Art Gallery features 34 rare and original paintings, capturing the expressions of young men in the war theater on panels cut from the fuselages of scrapped World War II aircraft.
Science, history, archaeology and the arts intersect at the Museum of the Southwest. The museum features American Southwest contemporary artists and boasts the largest archaeology collection in Texas. Viewing the 360-degree video in the planetarium allows visitors to travel to space "inside an astronaut's body."
Renowned for its flora, fauna and wilderness, the I-20 Wildlife Preserve presents glimpses of wildlife, such as deer, raccoon, armadillos and more, in their natural habitats. Migratory birds such as hummingbirds populate the preserve on their way through the area.
Preserving Western heritage is the mission of the Haley Memorial Library and History Center. Visitors take a trip back to the time of cowboys in the Old West through exhibits featuring saddles, spurs and clothing of that era.
The Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial pays tribute to the brave Vietnam veterans from the Permian Basin area who gave their lives in service to their country. The memorial features inscribed plaques, a gorgeous bronze statue, a Huey helicopter and a children's playground.
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