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AMERICAN AIRPOWER HERITAGE MUSEUM
AMERICAN AIRPOWER HERITAGE MUSEUMDistance from Midland International Airport: 0.1mi
9600 Wright Drive (at Midland International Airport)
Located with the Confederate Air Force (CAF) Headquarters at Midland International Airport, the American Airpower Heritage museum (AAHM) is recognized for its collection of authentic World War II artifacts, memorabilia and the world’s largest collection of original aviation nose art. The museum houses 40,000 square feet of “hands-on” permanent exhibits that detail the story of World War II airpower.
FREDDA TURNER DURHAM CHILDREN’S MUSEUMDistance from Midland International Airport: 9.5mi
1705 W. Missouri
The children’s museum features three exhibition areas filled with natural light from twelve skylights and numerous glass block clerestory windows. The museum is an exciting place that stresses interactive learning. Through pure creation and imagination, the hands-on exhibits make learning fun.
MIDLAND COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUMDistance from Midland International Airport: 10.5mi
301 W. Missouri
Exhibits include early Midland history, photos, pioneer relics, mementos of the Civil War, World Wars I & II, replicated remains of the 20,000 year old “Midland Man”, and Indian artifacts.
MIDLAND DOWNTOWN LIONS CLUB FIRE MUSEUMDistance from Midland International Airport: 9.6mi
1500 W. Wall
This museum contains Midland’s first two fire trucks and other early fire fighting equipment. Photographs line the walls, and an original collection of early fire markers is on exhibit.
MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWESTDistance from Midland International Airport: 9.5mi
1705 W. Missouri
The Museum, housed in the Turner Mansion posted in the National Register of Historic Places, collects and exhibits art and astronomy from the American Southwest. It also hosts traveling and temporary exhibitions covering a broad range of art, from Currier & Ives to Andy Warhol, archaeology to astronomy.
PERMIAN BASIN PETROLEUM MUSEUMDistance from Midland International Airport: 11.1mi
1500 Interstate 20 West
Walk under an ancient sea, parade through downtown Boomtown, then literally feel the ground shake beneath you with the force of a nitroglycerin explosion. This interactive museum, spread over 40 acres, takes you step by step through the dynamic search for black gold.
MARIAN BLAKEMORE PLANETARIUMDistance from Midland International Airport: 9.5mi
1705 W. Missouri
One of the largest planetariums in Texas, The Marion Blakemore Planetarium is the perfect place to learn about the history of astronomy. Sit back and rest your head as the stars and planets take you deep into space. Sky shows for school groups, clubs and organizations are scheduled in advance.
HALEY LIBRARY AND HISTORY CENTERDistance from Midland International Airport: 9.5mi
1805 W. Indiana Avenue
Learn all about Texas and Southwestern history, including the background of the cattle industry and the individuals who began it. There are more than 30,000 collected volumes on display covering western exploration, early railroads, the development of ranching, mining, petroleum and politics.
CLAYDESTA ATRIUMDistance from Midland International Airport: 13.1mi
#6 Desta Drive
This six story atrium, in the ClayDesta Center building, is a 40,000 square foot skylight masterpiece. Tropical plants, waterfalls, streams, fish and birds fill the atrium to provide a truly unique and beautiful atmosphere.
YUCCA THEATREDistance from Midland International Airport: 13.0mi
208 N. Colorado
The Yucca is a nostalgic example of flamboyant Assyrian-style architecture, featuring gilded lions, ornate columns, scrollwork and elaborate lighting fixtures. The exterior is cut sandstone with black marble columns framing the entrance. Built and designed by Wyatt C. Hendrick in 1929, the theatre was restored in 1981 and now houses the mad-cap Summer Mummers. Tours can be arranged in advance.