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Museum of the Southwest

Address: 1705 W. Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701
Phone Number: 915 683 2882
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Ranked #6 of 25 things to do in Midland
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: Natural history museums, Museums
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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24 reviews from our community

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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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.

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San Francisco, California
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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217 reviews 217 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

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Lubbock, TX
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153 reviews 153 reviews
34 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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.

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Midland, Texas
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186 reviews 186 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is a great museum for a town the size of Midland. It has a steady rotation of exhibits, most of which are really good. The facility hosts private showings that are well done and fun. It is a kids place as well as adults. Cost is cheap and you will enjoy an hour or so seeing things from someone... More 

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Midland, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Looking for something to do in Midland Texas? Well head on over to Missouri street just west of the downtown area with all the tall buildings and you will find the old Turner Mansion. 1705 W Missouri Street. Just a few blocks east of Garfield street you will see the large red brick museum, with its iron and brick fence... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

My kids loved it here! We went to check it out and ended up staying for hours. The interactive light and sound exhibit was a big hit and everything inside was very engaging for young kids. They have a mini city set up where kids can pretend with all the plastic food/toys/dishes. There's a kid sized: Burger King, grocery store,... More 

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Midland, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

something for everyone here. several different buildings in which the exhibits are available and best of all its air conditioners work great. everything from dinosaurs to space travel you can find it here with a great kids area.

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Midland, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love to take my grand kids. If you are going during the school year, try getting there at 11:45. The school tours will just be leaving and you will have some quiet time. If you go in summer just be prepared for a full house but it doesn't seem to bother the kids. The city stores are so much... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I can't believe they call this a museum. Dirty, boring and a waste of money. It has exibits that aren't even interactive and enjoyable for kids. It's almost like they are missing items. For example: the post office doesn't have anything for the kids to play with, drawers are nailed shut and there's nothing for the kids to play with.... More 

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