Introduction to Midland, Texas
Midland, Texas, in Midland county, is 259 miles E of El Paso, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Odessa - Midland metropolitan area. There are an estimated 94,996 people in Midland.
The present day city of Midland was originally known as Midway because it was located between Fort Worth and El Paso. Later, it's name was changed because another city in Texas had the same name. In its initial years, Midland was basically a small farming and ranching community. The economic condition of the city changed during 1923 when oil was discovered in the Permian Basin. The city is the hometown of George W. Bush, former President of the United States.
Midland and nearby Attractions
- Midland County Museum
- Permian Basin Petroleum Museum
- Confederate Air Force and American Airpower Heritage Museum
- Museum of the Southwest Complex
- Big Spring State Park
Things To Do In Midland
During your stay in Midland, you can spend your leisure hours at Tolbert Park, Trinity Park, C J Kelly Park, Doug Russell Park, Fasken Park, and Halff Park. You can also visit Midland County Historical Museum and Museum of the Southwest to explore the area's history. The Midland Park Shopping Center offers world class shopping facilities. The American Airpower Heritage Museum displays more than 50,000 artifacts of World War II. You can also visit the childhood home of George W. Bush.
Midland International Airport is nearby.
Midland Higher Education
Midland College and International Business School are located within the city.