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Address: 1705 W. Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701
Phone Number: 915 683 2882
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lots to do

Free on Sundays, free concerts during the summer and scifridays make this place very welcoming always check online for coming events

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Odessa, Texas
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Odessa, Texas
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100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Free on Sundays, free concerts during the summer and scifridays make this place very welcoming always check online for coming events

Thank BigRobUTSA
Pueblo, Colorado
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122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When here on a trip to visit my niece and her family, it's not real big and small children will enjoy; her family liked it, as her four children were all under 10 years of age.

1 Thank Graybeard47
Midland, Texas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Its a really cool old mansion turned into a museum but not a whole lot to see. I personally like the Sante Fe Indian art. You can tour it 30 minutes or less regularly but the best time is during the lawn concerts or the arts and crafts shows outside-really some outstanding vendors to see then! There is food, face... More 

3 Thank caphill2015
Mobile, Alabama
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673 reviews
390 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited the museum to see the dinosaurs exhibition. It was only $5 admission charge so it was fitting for what you got to see. The best part of the museum are the wonderful sculptures on display on the grounds. They photographed beautiful!

2 Thank pnkgirl
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198 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Museum is so-so in my oppion. The real fun of this place is during the outside festivals and the Summer Lawn Concerts. The Lawn Concerts are free admission and you can bring your own chairs or blankets to hear the concerts. Bring your picnic dinners and wine, mybe you dog on a leash. Kids welcome as well. Fun!!!!

Thank Gasman33
Fort Stockton, Texas
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84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We arrived early on a Saturday morning for the farmers market at the museum. We loved the farmers market. It's small but lots of good stuff. We decided to see the museum while we were there. GREAT idea. It's small, some areas are currently being renovated, but we greatly enjoyed it. The children's museum has several themed rooms like a... More 

2 Thank tandbi
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67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Lots of people do not know about this place. It's tucked in around old Midland, with trees and beautiful landscaping, it is a must stop. Let your children explore in the little town they have. Always have beautiful art on display.

6 Thank Doublevc68
San Francisco, California
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178 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The room where the murders took place is not open to the public. I don't know if this place is haunted. Art comes mostly from New Mexico. I did not see a lot from TX. Small place 5.00 to get in and you can spend about an hour to 2 hours there. Sunday evenings in the summer there is live... More 

3 Thank maggiedanurse
Burtonsville, Maryland
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224 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A little art museum hidden away in suburban Midland, housed in what used to be the infamous Turner mansion. There's about 4 big rooms of paintings and sculptures and that's it. You could breeze through the entire collection in 30 - 45 mins., tops. If you have little ones with you, be sure to check out the Childrens' Museum and... More 

1 Thank visi2r1
Lubbock, TX
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155 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We saw a dome movie at the planetarium about the return to the moon, and it was amazing. The kids had fun at the art museum, and the printmaking exhibit at the art museum was worth the visit. Great way to spend a Saturday in Midland.

2 Thank wtxtraveler

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