Needless to say, Midland has a lot going on business-wise, but it also has a lot going on for travelers. The city’s successes in the oil industry have allowed a community of its size (a little more than 160,000 in the county), to offer visitors world-class attractions like the $81-million Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, and the George W. Bush Childhood Home. Several new Midland hotels have opened their doors within the last five years, providing visitors with a multitude of options for places to stay.
Midland is known as the gateway to the Big Bend region with Midland International Air and Space Port as the closest commercial airport to the national park, so be sure to make your way to Texas’ picturesque mountains while you’re here. The Tall City is a few hours away from a number of remarkable natural areas, including the rolling sand dunes at Monahans Sandhills State Park and Balmorhea State Park, home to the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool. Of course, Midland is a great starting point for your adventure to Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park, two of the most spectacular places in the Lone Star State.
Travel to Midland and you’ll discover a unique combination of big-city culture and home-town charm that has something to offer everyone. Add in its convenient location to some of the most popular parks in Texas and you’ve got a great choice for your next vacation.
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