Top 5 Free Things to do in Midland, Texas (TX)

June 12, 2021 Roseanne Arnett

Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. A small portion of the city extends into Martin County.
Restaurants in Midland

1. Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Wright Drive at Midland International Airport, Midland, TX 79706 http://www.veteransmemorial.us/links.htm
Excellent
87%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 31 reviews

Permian Basin Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Reviewed By Studebaker1959 - Midland, United States

Excellent memorial to Veterans! Have been yo several functions there and they are always very moving. The PB Vietnam Veteran Assc does a great job. The Huey is a great reminder of the reason for the memorial!!

2. Susie's South Forty Confections Inc.

401 S Marienfeld St, Midland, TX 79701-5002 +1 432-570-4040 [email protected] http://www.susiessouthforty.com/
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 48 reviews

Susie's South Forty Confections Inc.

Reviewed By mon26renee - Midland, United States

Love visiting both of Susie's Midland stores to sample the goodies and bring home an arrangement of chocolates and toffee.

3. I-20 Wildlife Preserve

2201 S Midland Dr Across the Street from the Midland RV Campground, Midland, TX 79703-7302 +1 432-853-9453 http://www.i20wildlifepreserve.org/
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 104 reviews

I-20 Wildlife Preserve

Reviewed By 729mikel

As a lifelong Midlander. I cannot say enough about how little there is to do here and how little natural beauty exists. This area is a natural playa that basically functioned as an area to catch flood waters. I'm ranking it 5 stars for Midland. I'm sure outsiders who are from plush surroundings would think nothing of it, but I can promise you it's like the Garden of Eden compared to Midland. I've been coming out here since 2008, before it was open to the public. It's about a 1.45 mile loop with a hawk tower, boardwalk, butterfly garden, and several bird blinds. The main playa lake is heavily dependent on temps and rainfall. There were times it was almost completely dried up circa 2011. Over the past few years there has been enough rain to keep it fairly steady. The north side pond stays pretty constant and has a bird blind facing it. You're likely to see tons of rabbits out here along with the occasional roadrunner. I've been out here well over 100 times and I've never seen a snake or a bobcat. I'm bummed about the bobcat and happy about the snake. A major complain is the road noise and surrounding oilfield activity. This can be distracting, but doesn't take much away from why an outlier this is for our area. It closes on Mondays and is typically open 8 to 8 in the summer and 8 to 6 in the winter. It is free and a great way to get away for locals. Be prepared for photographers since this is one of the most heavily vegetated areas in Midland. It can get a little frustrating when they are taking up the entire boardwalk for a picture, but the photographers are always gracious and apologize and move out of your way.

4. The Hemingway

2200 W Wadley Ave Ste 2, Midland, TX 79705-6420 +1 432-570-5333
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Hemingway

5. Sibley Nature Center

1307 E Wadley Ave, Midland, TX 79705-5722 +1 432-684-6827 [email protected] http://www.sibleynaturecenter.org
Excellent
38%
Good
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Satisfactory
25%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.0 based on 16 reviews

Sibley Nature Center

The Sibley Nature Center celebrates the nature and history of our region through a broad range of educational programs and personal experience. Through programs given at its site of 49 acres in Hogan Park in Midland, Texas, and at schools, meeting rooms, ranches, and personal homes through out the region, the Sibley Nature Center seeks to encourage community members to be knowledgeable about the flora, fauna, and history of the region

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