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The Petroleum Museum

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Address: 1500 Interstate 20 West, Midland, TX 79701
Phone Number: (432) 683-4403
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Petroleum Museum is a lovely place. The staff is really nice. You can rent the banquet hall and patio for a private affair. It's a good place for a big celebration like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Midland, TX
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Midland, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Petroleum Museum is a lovely place. The staff is really nice. You can rent the banquet hall and patio for a private affair. It's a good place for a big celebration like a wedding reception or big engagement party. There is a nice gift shop. The litter on the interstate can be bad, but do not let that deter... More 

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Yuma Az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Sorry about the title but I just had to do it :) Inside you'll see some very nice art work depicting oil field work through out the years along with numerous pictures. enjoy the numerous rocks displayed throughout and if you're an auto racing person don't forget to visit Jim Hall's Chaparrals at the end of the hall. Plenty of... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The museum was off a service road parallel to the interstate just south of Midland. It was undergoing renovation and the cost was reduced from $8 to $5. They used Chip and PIN on the credit card. This was the only time I have used Chip & PIN in the USA and I go a lot. The information was poorly... More 

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Allentown
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We decided to stop while driving across the US to stretch our legs and to give our 3 kids some education on the oil industry. The museum was divided into 3 sections, Oil, art, and race car. (interesting combination) The oil portion was the smallest and there was absolutely no educational benefit.We hoped there would be at least a short... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The main gallery of the museum is currently being renovated. The other two galleries, as well as the equipment displays outside are still nice. I learned about how oil is drilled from the ground, as well as the amount of work it takes to make an oil pipeline that can go up to thousands of miles. The variety of minerals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Good afternoon trip with the kids or grandkids. Let them see the drilling rigs and race cars. The local West Texas history is so interesting to see this area boom.

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Estero, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had hoped to learn about the Oil Industry, however the majority of this museum was closed due to renovation which will take about a year. We were able to see the mineral exhibit, the art collection and the cars as well as drive around the loop road to see the old equipment. Not worth our staying overnight to see... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you like oil & gas, then stop in for a sip. Okay exhibits outline the history of oil in the Periman Basin.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is good place to visit if you are in Midland Texas. There is a rock exhibit and lots of oil field equipment outdoors showing vintage museum like equipment. If you are in the oil business you should visit this museum. If not, you can learn a lot as well.

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Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I visited The Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas today and it was quite fascinating. there are exterior exhibits of the early days of the oil industry with historical drilling and rig equipment to modern day equipment. the museum is under some renovation right now, so I did not get to see all of it, but what I did see was... More 

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Additional Information about The Petroleum Museum

Address: 1500 Interstate 20 West, Midland, TX 79701
Phone Number: (432) 683-4403
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Midland
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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