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Museum of the Southwest

1705 W. Missouri Ave, Midland, TX 79701
915 683 2882
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Midland
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
42 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
90 helpful votes 90 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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