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    Brown-Dorsey House

    by Basaic Updated Jan 13, 2012

    The Brown-Dorsey Home was built around 1899 and is the oldest surviving home in Midland. The home has been fully restored and furnished with items from the time period. It currently serves as a museum. It was closed for renovation when I came here.

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    Yucca Theatre

    by Basaic Written Jan 13, 2012

    The Yucca Theatre was built in 1927 under the authority of Texas oilman and former Montana Senator T. S. Hogan. The theatre was multi-purpose with areas for broadway type shows, movies, and other forms of entertainment required by the growing wealth in the area from the oil industry. The building was designed by noted Fort Worth architect Wyatt C. Hedrick who used an elaborate facade with Gothic Revival detailing to create this unique and beautiful building. The Yucca Theatre still hosts a variety of entertainment options.

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    Centennial Plaza

    by Basaic Written Jan 13, 2012

    Nestled amidst the tall buildings of downtown Midland is a nice relaxing park with a few water fountains called Centennial Plaza. Centennial Plaza is located next to the Chamber of Commerce on the corner of Main Street and Lorraine.

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    George T. & Gladys Hanger Abell Visitors Center

    by Basaic Written Jan 13, 2012

    The George T. & Gladys Hanger Abell Visitors Center is also known as the Old Rankin Highway Visitors Center. The building is quite nice and this is a great place to begin your visit to Midland and the surrounding area. Here you can learn about accommodations and restaurants in town, along with attractions and shopping options. They also have displays and information about the history and development of area oil and ranching industries. The visitors center is located at Exit 136 from Interstate 20 in front of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum.

    Visitors Center George T. & Gladys Hanger Abell Visitors Center Map of Area Attractions
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    Summer Mummers

    by ron915 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The Melodrama is a unique theatrical experience, invented in the USA. And nobody does it quite like The Summer Mummers, the oldest currently producing organization of its kind in the country. The Summer Mummers provide their own brand of entertainment to thousands of patrons each summer.

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    Watch the Rockounds

    by Basaic Written Mar 23, 2013

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    This ballpark is the home of the AA Midland Rockhounds an affiliate of the Oakland A's. The season runs April to August.

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    Ole Depot

    by Basaic Written Mar 14, 2012

    Another of the buildings on the complex was an old railroad depot. Looked like it was mostly used for storage. A future exhibit maybe?

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    Indoor Displays

    by Basaic Updated Mar 14, 2012

    In addition to all the displays that had to be outside because of size; there are a number of interesting displays inside the museum. Check out the display on the 230 year old Permian Seabed.

    Indoor Displays Airplane Delivery Vehicle Well Equipment Model Well Fire
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    Science Center

    by Basaic Written Mar 13, 2012

    One of the more interesting museums here (at least to me) is the Frances and Jack Brown Science Center which has a number of interesting displays including some hands-on stuff for the kids.

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    Veterans Memorial - Vietnam

    by Basaic Updated Mar 13, 2012

    There is a nice park near the Midland Airport dedicated to veterans of the wars fought by the United States. The main emphasis is on veterans of the war in Vietnam.

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    Midland Historic District

    by Basaic Written Jan 13, 2012

    Midland has a nice historic district with several buildings of historical and/or architectural interest.

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    Midland Chamber of Commerce

    by Basaic Written Jan 13, 2012

    Here is the Midland Chamber of Commerce located in the downtown area. It is another good source of information about the town.

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