Among the things to see at Midland International Airport is a war memorial that commemorates the Permian Basin's veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam Memorial is a five-sided pentagon that holds plaques of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guards who lost their lives during the era.
The Green Acres Miniature Golf Course not only offers an 18-hole miniature golf course, but a party and game area as well. Welcoming to families of all ages, Green Acres is a charming place to tee-off.
The old rail depot that was originally built in Pecos, Texas in 1892 was moved to Odessa in 1950. The depot has become a landmark of the old railroad past, as it served as a railway terminal in Pecos until 1950. Pecos Depot is now located next to a local favorite, the Barn Door Restaurant. Stop in to view the remnants of the past while you eat.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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.
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.