Midland is more than just wide open spaces and an endless sea of natural resources, it's a beacon that stands tall as the Texas spirit. Spend a day here and you'll find it's also flowing with endless adventures.
Inside the Petroleum Museum, you’ll find amazing interactive displays about the history of oil in the Permian Basin — you’ll even see the Chapparral Race Car, which forever changed both the racing and auto industries. Outside is the largest collection of drilling rigs in the world.
The George W. Bush Childhood Home
Tour this little house that was home to some BIG Texas personalities: two presidents, two governors and a first lady. Check out George W. Bush’s childhood room in the early 1950s…and you can even see the Bush’s bushes.
At Heroes Meals, you’re guaranteed a meal you won’t find anywhere else in Midland — or West Texas for that matter. Homemade Iraqi food is served up with hand-mixed teas, making for one flavorful meal. If you’re not sure where to start, I suggest the combo shawarma and Jamaican tea with fresh pineapple and ginger.
Susie's South Forty Confections
Sweeten up your day trip with a stop at Susie’s. What started as a small pecan grove on the south forty acres of a friend’s ranch, became home to Susie’s homemade toffee and famous Texas Trash ,a tasty mixture of white chocolate, cereal, pecans and pretzels.
Midland Beer Garden
After a long day, grab a cold one at this greenhouse-turned-beer garden. When hunger strikes, you can get some grub at the food trailer onsite. A ground brisket burger and homemade jalapeno poppers with “angry mayo” are the way to go.
I-20 Wildlife Preserve
Sandwiched between the derricks and Interstate 20 is one of Midland’s best kept secrets — a natural wetland teeming with birds and plant life. This 100-acre wild space is an awesome place to spend the afternoon getting lost.