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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
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Must See in Midland

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Round Rock, Texas
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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 NEW

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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Midland, Texas
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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72 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Mobile, Alabama
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I am in the oil industry and also a racecar owner so this museum was of very much interest to me. The gift shop employee older gentleman was informative and very friendly. We ended up buying a few items from the gift shop and enjoyed a great afternoon on the grounds. The car exhibition has a demo car you can... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Petroleum exhibits are all outside right now as the Museum inside is being redone. Plenty of rigs to document the ages and eras of drilling. Inside was a crystal exhibit with amazing minerals from worldwide.(How did they ever transport these fragile spikes?) The Chaparral Automobile that is based on Jim Hall's aerodynamic testing at Rattlesnake Raceway CAnAm and Indianapolis... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a wonderful collection of drill rigs and pumpjacks! The outdoor walking tour of the history and evolution of the drill rigs and pumpjacks is top-notch. They go from the earliest of drill rigs like you'd see on There Will Be Blood to a modern hydraulic fracturing rig. The interior of the museum is quite nice as well. I really... More 

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Midland, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The exhibits were interesting and educational. The exhibit of antique drilling and servicing equipment is top notch. The drilling rig that is accessible through the museum is truly educational.

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Midland, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This has lots to do with Oil, but that is not the only things that they have to see. There are many beautiful rocks and stones. During the year they have different displays of different interests. Most of us that live in Midland take this for granted, but for visitors it is a very interesting place to visit.

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