109 North State Street Ft. Worth, TX 79734 +1 432 426 2390
One of the most scenic areas in Texas lies in the Northeastern Chihuahuan Desert. Here in the Davis Mountains you can observe the "sky-island," a range that rises above the desert. The conservatory is also home to wild animals like the black bear, mountain lion, Golden Eagle, and Montezuma Quail. This preserve is also important to the West Texas ranching legacy, as well as maintaining the dark skies for the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Conveniently located less than a three hour drive away from the Permian Basin, the Nature Conservatory of the Davis Mountains is a must-see.
4901 East University Boulevard Odessa, TX 79762 +1 432 552 2020
Whether you are an alumni, current, or prospective student, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a campus worth visiting. The campus features a replica of Stonehenge, the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery, and a nationally accredited business school. Home of the falcons, UTPB is also proud of its reputation and involvement in research to better the economy of the Permian Basin.
The Folger Gallery is dedicated to bringing fine art to art collectors. You can shop online or venture into the store to find your favorite art pieces. From impressionism to realism, the gallery also stocks sculptures and prints. Other unique items include Ceramic Celtic Crosses and porcelain collectibles. Stop in to view these original art works, that are directly from the artist, and bring one home today.
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.
For once, an art exhibit for children that urges them to "Please Touch." The Fredda Turner Durham Children's Museum at the Museum of the Southwest is a small, but child-friendly space, designed to encourage children to explore through art. This multi-sensory environment has various interactive galleries, like the sound wall and the career center. Also, the Museum Art School is apart of the Children's Museum and holds exciting classes for kids PK-6th grade.
802 North Sam Houston Odessa, TX 79761 +1 432 333 7871
Standing eight feet high, Jack Ben Rabbit is the world's largest jack rabbit statue and has become a historical landmark in Odessa. The statue is also named after Attorney General John Ben Sheppard, the former Odessa Chamber of Commerce President of 1962. The statue has also sparked the interest of the arts community, as other themed jack-rabbit statues have been popping up around town, such as the "Fiesta Hare" and the "Big Sky Bunny."
1500 West Wall Street Midland, TX 79701 +1 432 685 7340
The Fire Museum in Midland contains the first two original fire trucks and other early fire fighting equipment. As the Lion Club strives to promote the awareness of Midland's past, this museum is sponsored by the Lions Club. In addition, during Fire Protection Week, school tours are given to children to provide information about early fire fighting history.
3415 North Loop 250 West Midland, TX 79707 +1 432 699 7888
The Putt Putt Fun Center has something that the whole family will enjoy. From go-carts, miniature golf, to lazer tag, batting cages, and more, everyone will have a blast figuring out what to do next. The Putt Putt Fun Center also has specials, like Funday Mondays and birthday parties.
11013 West Business Loop 20 Midland, TX 79705 +1 432 563 1933
This 20 acre water park features a 500,000 gallon tumble wave pool, plus other spectacular water rides. While the park is only open from May through Labor Day weekend, visitors can cool off during Midland's hottest season. The Hero's Water World is great for the whole family for some fun in the sun adventures.
1020 East Murphy Street Odessa, TX 79761 +1 432 332 9476
The Woodson Family Aquatic Center is the perfect place to lounge around, get some sun, or for a dip in the pool. This center also features a sand volleyball court, picnic area, and a playground for the kids. What better way to enjoy a day in the Permian Basin's sun than a day at the pool!
For those of you interested in the petroleum industry, the
Petroleum Museum is the place to visit when in Midland. This is the premiere museum of its kind and traces the history of the men and women who first ...
The Folger Gallery is dedicated to bringing fine art to
art collectors. You can shop online or venture into the store to find your favorite art pieces. From impressionism to realism, the gallery also stocks sculptures and prints. Other ...
Containing three different galleries, the Ellen Noel Art Museum brings
art to the people in Odessa. With a total space of almost 20,000 square feet (6096 square meters), each room has a different atmosphere to highlight and show off ...