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“Three for One”

Museum of the Southwest
Ranked #7 of 26 things to do in Midland
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

There is a fine arts museum, planetarium, and children's museum. As a bonus just a few steps away is the Haley Memorial Library.

A beautiful 5,000 sq. ft. historical home houses the fine arts museum. I found the building to be more interesting than its holdings. However there were two paintings that seemed extrodinary. Mike Lanier from Abilene, TX was showing "Hanna's Lace". Freemont Ellis painted "Harvest Time at Taos Pueblo" in 1928. That painting hangs near the entrance. Also one room contained a miniature book show. Little 4 inch book replicas of published complete works seems almost impossible.

Large sculptures dot the landscaped grounds.

There is no fee for the museum or the library. There is however a fee for the children's museum and planetarium.

Thank Lea56738
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

great children's museum and free on Sundays, my kids love to go there. and the summer lawn concert series are fun too

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Reviewed 26 April 2012

A gorgeous historic mansion that houses an art gallery, sculpture gardens, a planetarium and a children's museum. One stop family enjoyment!

1  Thank RandJ_Alexander
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Enjoyed the Christmas lunch and getting to sit with two Midlanders since my two guests were from Hobbs and I was from Andrews and we were new to the area. My granddaughter loves this place, especially the Children's Museum section.

Thank WC489
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

The museum is on the grounds of a beautiful old estate and one of the prettiest places in town. They have revolving art shows and a nice childrens museum, plus a planetarium on the grounds.

Thank TexBear44
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