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The Petroleum Museum

1500 Interstate 20 West, Midland, TX 79701
(432) 683-4403
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Midland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Midland, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you have any interest in the petroleum industry then this is the place to go. It is really well done. As an added benefit, there is quite a collection of race cars

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Midland, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The museum is very convenient, and gives a great view of a West Texas Sunset. On Family nights, we can go for free, and there is so much to see and do. With many visual exhibits, including a car museum, my family enjoyed learning more about the town we live in and the oil industry that keeps it going. I... More

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texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very informative on oil industry, but, the part I like most is the Chaparral Auto section. Ued to follow jim hall when he was competing w/ the factory teams and was amazed at his success.

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Midland, TX
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Petroleum Museum in Midland, Texas is an outstanding museum where you can gain a better understanding of the Oil and Gas industry, which is currently driving and sustaining a struggling economy in the US. Oil companies invest and risk billions of dollars into finding and producing oil and gas. The museum provides an outstanding overview and historical perspective on... More

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Midland TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Seriously--where else IS there a "Petroleum Museum?" Simply a must-see on a visit to the Permian Basin of Texas. I got a huge amount of oil-and-gas education here. But the museum is social as well as industrial: enjoy the fabulous paintings of some very human scenes from the oil life.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Petroleum Museum is a great place to go by yourself, in a group, or with family. The are great displays of historical oil & gas industry, interative displays, and lots of fun hands on things for kids to do while they are there. One place you need to visit when you visit Midland to really understand why oil &... More

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Petroleum Museum is an amazing place if you are involved in the oil & gas industry or even if you know nothing about it. The interactive displays are engaging and the historical exhibits show how the industry developed over the past 100 years. Anyone interested in how the oil industry developed will enjoy this museum. As an added attraction,... More

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Midland, Txxas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great presentation of petroleum historical development-fantastic mineral display and some hand's on stuff for kid's too! Check out the adjacent racing hall of fame. You can actually sit in one of the winning cars!

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Midland, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The petroleum museum is an eye opener for non-oil industry people. It is worth the tour and the time to get an understanding of why the Permian Basin is the most important oil basin in the entire US. If you are warm in your house and drive your car - you owe it to yourself to stop and see what... More

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Nova Scotia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is a very interesting and informative museum (particularly for anyone working in the oil and gas industry). Lots of old drilling rigs and associated equipment to look at as well as interactive exhibits that explain some of the exploration and extraction techniques. There is also a great collection of minerals / crystals and also some racing cars. Something for... More

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