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Museum of the Southwest

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Fun for a slow Sunday

Sundays are free at the Planetarium, Children's Museum and Museum of the Southwest thanks to one of... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Interesting house and museum

This museum is partly housed in a new building and partly housed in the Turner Mansion. I was... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701-6516
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

During a tour thru westTexas, I checked the book, TEXAS, by Andy Rhodes, who states, "Housed in a sprawling 1937 mansion is the misleading grand-sounding Museum of the Southwest... magnificent home is main attraction." I didn't pay attention to the word "misleading". Don't avoid the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The old Turner Mansion is nationally recognized as the historic home for the Museum of the Southwest. This cultural experience is one of the founding museums in the Permian Basin. The Turner Memorial Art Museum and the Lissa Noel Wagner wing showcase exhibitions year round...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Doc Linda W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Become a member and go see the latest exhibits whenever you like. Great resource for the city of Midland, TX.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tarponpipe
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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Rhodema C
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank davidscardino
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 59marlab
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank TXtraveler897
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

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Cynthia B
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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Emilyanne38
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

Date of experience: March 2017
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2 March 2016|
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.