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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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A lot to learn

The price for admission is reasonable for all you get to see inside the museum. There is also a little to see outside. Due to the heat in west Texas I recommend going in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the Petroleum Museum this weekend knowing that the museum is under renovation. About half of the indoor exhibit space is closed, but most of this the space is specific to he petroleum industry. The galleries that are open include a very brief description of the exploration and midstream business, a display of crystals and minerals, artwork depicting the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The price for admission is reasonable for all you get to see inside the museum. There is also a little to see outside. Due to the heat in west Texas I recommend going in the morning if you are going to do the outside walk. There is a nice art exhibit and some west Texas Wildlife also. It is a... More 

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We took our kids here when they were younger. They really enjoyed it and it was a great way to help them understand the importance and history of the oil industry. It was all very interesting and engaging, and the adults in our group enjoyed it too. My husband and I went back and found it to be just as... More 

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midland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

When we have friends come from out of the state we like tho take them to the petroleum museum. It's a great way to see how oils is produced. Very well run.

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

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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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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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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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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