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Fun Things to Do in Midland/Odessa

  • Go Golfing - Ratliff Ranch Golf Links, Odessa's municipal course, is a links style and Sunset Country Club is a semi-public course in Odessa with an 18-hole and a 9-hole par 3. In Midland you will find Hogan Park Golf Course and Richland Hills public courses which has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence and success.
  • Go to the park - Floyd Gwin Park has a swimming pool, playground areas, tennis courts, baseball and basketball courts, lighted volleyball courts, soccer fields, and a gymnasium. There is a 3.5 mile paved trail system with a unique concentration of wildlife, birds and foliage at the Commanche Trail Park. Memorial Gardens features sculptures, waterfall, beautiful landscape, lighted landscape and walking trail, lake and fountain.
  • Enjoy watching or driving fast cars - Desert Thunder Raceway has an eighth-mile dragstrip for novice to professsional with events for every type of racer and fan. West Texas Motorcross Park has a challenging red dirt track for all ages and skill levels. And Midland/Odessa Champion Motor Speedway has affordable family fun every Saturday night April through October.
  • OdessaCheck out the museums - You are never too young or too old to learn something new and you will definitely learn something at the Petroleum Museum. Inspect the extensive collection of antique oil field equipment; touch authentic machinery used in the oil fields; and examine ancient artifacts of Native Americans and explorers. In 2004 they added the Transportation Wing which houses the Chaparral Gallery which tells the pioneering story of the Chapparral Road Racers. Also in Midland is the Blakemore Planetarium where visitors will encounter a dynamic space full of backlit graphics, fun interactives and brilliant images from the Hubble telescope. The Stonehenge Replica is located on the campus of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin campus. The former Bush Home is also on the campus as well as the Ellen Noel Art Museum.

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