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Midland
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Midland featuring landscape views, tranquil scenes and farmland

The “Tall City” rises above the plains and oil rigs that dot the Southern Plains of Texas. Enjoy museums and theaters in its bustling downtown. 

In a state known for its endless plains, Midland stands out. Nicknamed the “Tall City,” this metropolis rises quite literally above the Southern Plains of Texas.

Midland was founded in 1881 as a midway stop between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad. When oil was discovered in the Permian Basin in 1923, the city quickly transformed from a sleepy outpost to the unofficial headquarters of the West Texas oil industry.

Learn about the “black gold” that shaped this region’s economy at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum. This massive center depicts the oil industry through murals, antique drilling equipment and historical artifacts.

In the beautiful Turner Mansion, visit the Museum of the Southwest, an impressive display of art and artifacts from the American Southwest. Bring younger visitors to the Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum, which is filled with interactive exhibits. The Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium gives visitors a glimpse into the night sky with sky shows and star viewings.

To learn about Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War or to explore Western artifacts, see the exhibits at the Haley Memorial Library and History Center. This downtown compound takes visitors on a journey through the history of Texas, from early Western settlement to the development of the railroad and later mining industries.

Although downtown Midland is known for its skyscrapers, it retains a small city charm. Enjoy a leisurely meal or shop at local boutiques. Take advantage of the lively cultural scene downtown. Yucca Theater and Cole Theater regularly put on highly acclaimed plays and other productions.

The city also has White House connections as the hometown of First Lady Laura Bush and residence of both Bush presidents at one time or another.

There’s a reason wide-brimmed cowboy hats are so popular in Texas; expect sunshine throughout the year. Precipitation is rare and temperatures rarely fall below freezing even during winter cold waves.

Wyndham Garden Midland
Wyndham Garden Midland
3 out of 5
3100 W Wall St, Midland, TX
The price is CA $83 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Located in the heart of Midland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Haley Memorial Library and History Center and Museum of the Southwest. Fresenius Medical ...
3.4/5Good! (944 reviews)
"Very clean rooms"

Reviewed on Jun. 17, 2021

Wyndham Garden Midland
MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center Odessa
MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center Odessa
3.5 out of 5
5200 E. University Blvd., Odessa, TX
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $103 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated in Odessa, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Presidential Museum and Leadership Library and Ellen Noel Art Museum. Stonehenge Replica and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (872 reviews)
"👍"

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2021

MCM Elegante Hotel and Conference Center Odessa
MCM Grande Hotel FunDome Odessa
MCM Grande Hotel FunDome Odessa
3 out of 5
6201 E Business I-20, Odessa, TX
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $94 per night from Jun 26 to Jun 26
Situated in Odessa, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Presidential Museum and Leadership Library, Stonehenge Replica, and Music City Mall. Globe of the Great ...
4/5Very Good! (866 reviews)
"Didnt like the amount of people allowed in the pool area at once.. Kinda over bearing.."

Reviewed on Jun. 20, 2021

MCM Grande Hotel FunDome Odessa
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The Relaxing Suites of Midland
The Relaxing Suites of Midland
5 out of 5
3609 Caldera Boulevard, Midland, TX
The price is CA $128 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Midland Park Mall and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Midland College. Scharbauer Sports ...
3.6/5Good! (16 reviews)
Roomy apartment
"Roomy apartment near the freeway. Great contact-free check in. Comfy furnishings. It was what we needed."

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2020

The Relaxing Suites of Midland
Quiet 1BR in Heart of Midland
Quiet 1BR in Heart of Midland
3.5 out of 5
4405 North Garfield Street, 706, Midland, TX
Situated in Midland, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Midland College and Midland Park Mall. Midland Memorial Hospital and Fresenius Medical Care at Midland ...
Quiet 1BR in Heart of Midland
The Modern Midland Flats
The Modern Midland Flats
5 out of 5
516 North Loop 250 West, Midland, TX
Situated in Midland, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of First American Bank Ballpark, Grande Comunications Stadium, and Scharbauer Sports ...
2.7/5 (7 reviews)
"I didn’t actually end up staying there. After over an hour trying to access the room and many phone calls to the company, once I was able to get into the room, it smelled strongly of cigarette. So, I ended up having to find another place to stay. The unit was cute, but the property was run down."

Reviewed on Jul. 14, 2020

The Modern Midland Flats
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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