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Museum of the Southwest

1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701-6516
+1 915-683-2882
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Art and History in Midland

This estate and grounds were turned into an art museum, children's museum and planetarium. The art... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Rhodema C
A lot of history about Midland and surrounding area.

Need to spend a few hours to see and read about all the history. It has upstairs and downstairs... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
davidscardino
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Midland, Texas
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  • Average14%
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Opens in 18 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701-6516
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+1 915-683-2882
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This estate and grounds were turned into an art museum, children's museum and planetarium. The art museum is in the main house and besides a permanent collection, special exhibits offer great opportunities. The children's museum and planetarium will entertain the youngest visitors. The grounds are...More

Thank Rhodema C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Need to spend a few hours to see and read about all the history. It has upstairs and downstairs. They also host many outside events, like the farmers market.

Thank davidscardino
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Sundays are free at the Planetarium, Children's Museum and Museum of the Southwest thanks to one of the local energy companies. They are all right there together and are open from 2-5 pm. It is a small Planetarium, but the one room of displays and...More

Thank Marla B
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Visited this museum during the holiday season. It is based on a private home in "old Midland". The displays are beautifully arranged with traveling exhibits throughout the year but is especially nice during Christmas.

Thank TXtraveler897
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum is so close to the Bush Childhood home, it was a shame not to go. For a very small fee you can tour the Turner family home, (except for the upstairs rooms) which is on the National Register of Historic Places, see the...More

Thank CBGeorgia
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to this children's museum for 10 years and I am sad to see how much it has deteriorated. Not even basic maintenance is done- today when we were here, I had to point out to the staff that numerous light bulbs...More

Thank Emilyanne38
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

This museum is partly housed in a new building and partly housed in the Turner Mansion. I was disappointed we could not go upstairs in the mansion because it is used for offices. That’s one of the reasons I wanted to visit. But the museum...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

While spending the weekend in Odessa Texas we stopped by the Museum of the Southwest in Midland TX. The day we went was International Astronomy Day so admission was free. This was initially the mansion of the Turner family from Midland, Oil and Horse breeding...More

Thank cillaron
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a museum of many different items. It changes all the time. They have wonderful art and Christmas display during the holidays. If you have not been to the Museum of the Southwest, you need t go.

Thank pumpkin1062
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Christmas decorations are always nice and fun to see. Fun kids area where they can learn and play. Farmers markets in the summer and outdoor concerts on the weekends.

Thank edeprang
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Response from BigRobUTSA | Reviewed this property |
I'm not seeing any special events outside or normal operating hours. It's the week after Spring Break in Midland, there is very little going between the end of Spring Break and April 1.
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