Sleep Inn & Suites
5612 Deauville Blvd
Midland, TX 79706
Phone: (432) 694-4200
Fax: (432) 694-4202
The kids will love Dennis the Menace Park, as there is plenty to keep them busy in this three-acre park full of colorful playhouses and slides. This park was inspired in part by the Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey, California.
Unlike any other library, the Haley Memorial Library and History Center is truly a mecca for historians and writers interested in the West. This research facility contains volumes found nowhere else detailing life in the West for early settlers. A number of different authors and historians have used the research center to add detailed and accurate information to stories or accounts. So even if you aren't planning on writing a novel anytime soon, you should still stop in to learn a little something about the history of the west that helped to shape the psyche of the United States.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Turner Mansion includes such features as hand-painted tiles, Italian marble fireplaces, and carved wooden friezes.
Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit that the Bush presidencies changed the course of the nation and of the world. This house was home to the Bush family during the formative years of George W. Bush's life. Although altered since the Bush family moved out, the home has been restored to its original 1950s style. Many artifacts from the era have been placed around the home to show visitors exactly what a home from the 1950s was like. Visitor information is located in houses adjacent to the site so the entire home can be historically restored. Two presidents and two governors lived in the house, and one has to wonder whether there was something in the water.
For those of you interested in the petroleum industry, the Petroleum Museum is the place to visit when in Midland. This is the premiere museum of its kind and traces the history of the men and women who first helped to make the industry such a success. The facility houses murals and dioramas, and a special section on the relationship between transportation and petroleum and includes a real racecar. Every other year, the museum inducts members into its hall of fame, the likes of which include George H.W. Bush. With a gift store and summer camps for kids, there is always something to learn or see at the Petroleum Museum.
A full-service public library, the Midland County Public Library carries an extensive collection of books and research materials including topographic maps and regional petroleum history. 21 adult public access computers and four juvenile computers are on hand. The Centennial Branch can be found in the Imperial Shopping Center at 3211 West Wadley.
This 12-story office building, designed by Wyall Hedrick, is a dedicated Texas historical landmark.
Celebrating and remembering the men and women who were connected to the aircrafts of World War II is what the American Airpower Heritage Museum does best. The museum is a great way to learn about the history of the war that changed the course of human history forever. Permanent exhibits include nose art panels with pin-up like images, a Veterans Wall of Honor, and an American Combat Airman Hall of Fame. The museum also has a large collection of oral histories and encourages all aviation veterans of World War II to tell their story before it is too late. A library completes the grounds and summer camps are held for the children of the area.
Located in near the Midland Center, the Centennial Plaza is a great place in the heart of Midland. This little spot is a great place to sit and enjoy the city. The courtyard contains numerous trees, a waterwall and a fountain. Also home to performances, Centennial Plaza contains a amphitheater with seating for 300.
The second-oldest home in Midland, the Scarborough-Linebery House is a perfect example of Ranch style architecture. This home belonged to the same family for 90 years before it was donated to the City of Midland. It is available for guided tours and private functions by appointment only.
The oldest home in Midland is the claim to fame of the Brown-Dorsey Medallion home, just beating out the Scarborough-Linebery House which is the second-oldest. Get a glimpse into the life of a west Texan before the turn of 20th century. Period furnishings and artifacts are on display - take particular note of the art glass window. Tours are available by appointment only.
Among the things to see at Midland International Airport is a war memorial that commemorates the Permian Basin's veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Memorial is a five-sided pentagon that holds plaques of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guards who lost their lives during the era.