319 South Farm to Market 1601 Penwell, TX 79766 +1 432 556 3043/+1 4325578709
Formerly known as Penwell Raceway and Penwell Knights Raceway, the Caprock Motorplex is a motor racing track. This is the only independent drag strip in the city and features exciting races. And, while watching the cars speeding up, you can eat munchies like hotdogs, chillidogs and nachos. For race schedule and other information, call ahead.
From classy musical venues to make-a-shift tents, Midland has a variety of music halls to choose from, the New Blue Max being one of them. Everyone including local artists to nationally acclaimed performers have staged their performances here. Different genres are played out at New Blue Max and every concert is well-attended. That's not it, along with entertainment; guests can savor tasty food and avail the special Happy Hours offer. For forthcoming gigs and other details, call ahead.
1310 North FM 1788 Midland, TX 79706 +1 432 552 4430
A premier performance space in Midland/Odessa, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center is a community effort that sees the realization of the dream of there being a first-rate performance venue in the area. A sort of mega-center for the arts, the center comprises a music and academic center and a recital hall as well. Performances by artists both famous and yet-to-be-known are hosted here. See the website or call to know more.
One of the premier venues for concerts in Midland, The Pine Box is downtown's music hub. If you want to discover local talent, then this is the place to head for, because you will find local bands playing here on a regular basis. There are also regional and national bands playing here from time to time.So, do drop by to know what is playing.
2300 Butternut Lane Midland, TX 79705 +1 432 685 7376
If you want to experience real life as it were among the friendly folks of Midland, there is no better place than the Midland Community Center which heartily welcomes visitors to participate in community activities. Engaging fun events are organized all year round, especially during national holidays, weekends and summers. Immerse yourself in some local parties, festivities, traditional concerts, dramas and more. Call for details on any upcoming events.
5505 Polo Club Road Midland, TX 79705 +1 432 559 1610/+1 432 683 2272
The Midland Polo Club is a dream come true not just for players and trainers but also for families and those who aspire to master this exciting game. Well-equipped facilities include a carefully manicured playing field, practice amenities, sticks, balls and horses. As long as they are on a leash, dogs are welcomed heartily at this unpretentious club whose admission is free. It is not uncommon to spot onlookers sitting atop their vehicles and catching a game of polo from the grassy outfields! Check website for details.
4901 East University Boulevard Odessa, TX 79762 +1 432 552 2020
The Center For Energy And Economic Diversification is located on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin which has a unique location between Odessa, Midland and the international airport. Spread across a whopping 300,000 square feet, this center houses the Petroleum Industry Alliance (PIA), Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Economic Development Administration University Center (EDA), all which play a crucial role in the town's economy and employment. The center often plays host to press conferences, dinner parties, training sessions and chamber of commerce events. Check website for details.
The crater here was formed probably about 50,000 years ago, in pre-historic times; there are four smaller craters in the same area that were formed at the same time. Odessa Meteor Crater Museum protects and takes care of these craters. It is well-facilitated and displays a number of items connected with the Odessa crater, like, tektites, meteorites and other space material. The largest of them is a 300 pound meteorite, also displayed at the museum. The crater itself is about 500 feet wide and 15 feet deep, but it used to be approximately 100 feet deep. Do call ahead for details.
McKinney Park is not only Odessa's first community park, but it is also the center for holiday events. In December watch out for "Starbright Village," as McKinney Park lights up the sky. Also available at this pioneer park is a community pool, a great place to cool off on an Odessa scorcher.
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.
Nature Conservatory of Texas- Davis Mountains Preserve
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 ...
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 ...