4706 North Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Phone: (432) 620-9191
Fax: (432) 620-9292
4706 North Garfield, Midland, TX, US, 79705
- Phone: (432) 620-9191
- Fax: (432) 620-9292
The Midland Community Theatre plans, performs, and produces numerous plays throughout the year. Adding significantly to the arts scene in Midland, Broadway musicals as well as smaller plays in any one of three different facilities. As one of the largest community theater groups in the United States, volunteers as well as paid professionals all contribute to making each performance a success. The Community Theatre puts on Summer Mummers as a fundraiser, and also provides various classes on acting and dance for both children and adults.
This six story atrium will leave you wondering if you are in the tropics of Western Texas. The Claydesta Atrium is filled with plants, streams, waterfalls, fish and birds. This beautiful building is the perfect spot for any special occasion, as many weddings are held in this scenic indoor area. In addition, the atrium also has a skylight to add that final touch to your special day.
The 5,200 square foot building that houses the Sibley Learning Center contains four major rooms. The Llano Estacado Room features displays and activities regarding the eight major habitats of the region. The 70 seat auditorium is host to several groups per year. A natural history library, the Midland Archaeological Society
Whether you love 'em or hate 'em, you have to admit that the Bush presidencies changed the course of the nation and of the world. This house was home to the Bush family during the formative years of George W. Bush's life. Although altered since the Bush family moved out, the home has been restored to its original 1950s style. Many artifacts from the era have been placed around the home to show visitors exactly what a home from the 1950s was like. Visitor information is located in houses adjacent to the site so the entire home can be historically restored. Two presidents and two governors lived in the house, and one has to wonder whether there was something in the water.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Turner Mansion includes such features as hand-painted tiles, Italian marble fireplaces, and carved wooden friezes.
The kids will love Dennis the Menace Park, as there is plenty to keep them busy in this three-acre park full of colorful playhouses and slides. This park was inspired in part by the Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey, California.
Unlike any other library, the Haley Memorial Library and History Center is truly a mecca for historians and writers interested in the West. This research facility contains volumes found nowhere else detailing life in the West for early settlers. A number of different authors and historians have used the research center to add detailed and accurate information to stories or accounts. So even if you aren't planning on writing a novel anytime soon, you should still stop in to learn a little something about the history of the west that helped to shape the psyche of the United States.
This 12-story office building, designed by Wyall Hedrick, is a dedicated Texas historical landmark.
Located in near the Midland Center, the Centennial Plaza is a great place in the heart of Midland. This little spot is a great place to sit and enjoy the city. The courtyard contains numerous trees, a waterwall and a fountain. Also home to performances, Centennial Plaza contains a amphitheater with seating for 300.
A full-service public library, the Midland County Public Library carries an extensive collection of books and research materials including topographic maps and regional petroleum history. 21 adult public access computers and four juvenile computers are on hand. The Centennial Branch can be found in the Imperial Shopping Center at 3211 West Wadley.
The oldest home in Midland is the claim to fame of the Brown-Dorsey Medallion home, just beating out the Scarborough-Linebery House which is the second-oldest. Get a glimpse into the life of a west Texan before the turn of 20th century. Period furnishings and artifacts are on display - take particular note of the art glass window. Tours are available by appointment only.
The second-oldest home in Midland, the Scarborough-Linebery House is a perfect example of Ranch style architecture. This home belonged to the same family for 90 years before it was donated to the City of Midland. It is available for guided tours and private functions by appointment only.