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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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Great Museum on the Petroleum in Midland, Texas and the Permian Basin

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Texas, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Good place to discover how they get oil out of the ground. The Chaparral part of the museum was also fascinating. I would also recommended for young kids 12 + years of age.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a great museum, very informative about the oil boom. Interesting displays, several interactive displays. I'd say fun for all ages. Not expensive either. Be sure to go around back outside and look at all the neat stuff back there! Great place to visit!

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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I haven't been there for a long time, but there is a lot of information about oil exploration, production, and the real facts about what goes on in the oil fields.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Museum has a very good collection of minerals and some good information about the oil and gas industry that is prevalent in Midland/Odessa area. They also have a large collection of antique oil and gas equipment. Also, they have a collection dedicated to the Chaparral Racing team which was started in Midland. The actual racing cars on display was... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Petroleum Museum in Midland Texas has an outstanding exhibit of gemstones from around the world, art, oilfield equipment both inside and on the grounds, and offers valuable learning opportunities. Located on I-20 it is easy to find, has adequate parking and welcomes global visitors annually.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really nice history of Midland's oil development through the years including the fantastic race car heritage part. Was very impressed with the outside examples of the oilfield environment.

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Midland, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Okay, so I have lived in DC and Philly so I've been to some great museums and I think this one is great esp for a town the size of Midland. You can really get a good overview of the oil and gas industry and there is fun hands on for the kids...and adults to. I recommend to anyone passing... More 

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Midland, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is one great museum. My grandson's love to go every time they are in Midland. Excellent history of the story of oil and the oil industry. The Cars are there favorite part of the museum, they really like to sit in the car. The museum rotates enough of the exhibits so there is always something new to see and... More 

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Kogarah, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Curiosity got the best of me so I stopped to take a peak at the Petroleum Museum. This is about a 10 minute stop. You can get the jest of it from the side road. Not really worth the stop but if you are interested in oil rigging it might be worth the stop.

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