Midland is the county seat of Midland County,
situated on the Southern Plains. Originally
established in June 1881, but renamed in 1884,
Midland was given it name for its location between
Fort Worth and El Paso. Midland, Texas is proud to
be the childhood home of former President George W.
Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush.
Surnamed "The Tall City", Midland has long been
known for its amazingly tall office buildings.
Nowadays, Midland's tallest building is the 24-story
Bank of America Building which has a height of 332
feet (101 m).
If you are visiting Midland to discover its hidden
history treasures, you should visit the Petroleum
Museum, Museum of the Southwest, the American
Airpower Heritage Museum, the Commemorative Air
Force Museum, and the childhood home of George Bush.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum has the largest
collection of oil rigs and machinery in the world.
If your kids accompany you, you must stop by the
Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum. If you would
like to enjoy a play, visit the Hollywood Theater or
the Midland Community Theater.
If you are a sports enthusiast, you should watch a
home game of the Midland RockHounds minor league
baseball team at Midland’s Citibank Ballpark and the
Midland Jackalopes minor league hockey team (20
miles away in Midland).
The surrounding area offers a great number of
museums, parks, golf courses, eclectic art galleries
and entertainment venues. A few restaurants,
cocktail bars and coffee shops are in the proximity
Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend
getaway or a fun family vacation, Midland is the
ideal spot for you and your loved ones!