When it comes to family vacation ideas, Midland, Texas, is fantastic. Midland is home to 30+ neighborhood parks, including accessible parks, urban greenspace in downtown Centennial Park, and many family fun activities.
Visit the Micro Market, an array of tiny shops with brightly colored doors that provide a fun twist on downtown shopping. Enjoy an ice cream shop, soda fountain, coffee house, and boutiques! Kids love Centennial Park. Let them explore the splash pad, children’s play area, and vast green space to burn some energy. There’s even cornhole and yard games to keep the fun going.
Let them explore the splash pad, children’s play area, and vast green space to burn some energy. There’s even cornhole and yard games to keep the fun going.
Susie’s South Forty Confections is fun for all ages. Stop by the Marienfeld St. location for factory tours and a gift shop with mouth-watering free samples. Did you know Susie’s South Forty Confections is home to the Guinness™ World Record for the largest piece of toffee? Check out the giant Texas-shaped frame that housed the toffee while you are there.
Believe it or not, there are two fishing ponds in Midland! Gather your fishing rods, reels, and lures, and head over to C.J. Kelly Park and Beal Park to try and catch a big one.
Pack up the car and head to Big Sky Drive-In for a truly nostalgic atmosphere. With two movies each night beginning at dusk and fantastic classic drive-in concessions, the whole family will enjoy the evening. Kids and adults alike love Midland’s Green Acres Mini Golf for even more nostalgic fun. Book a tee time and add some competitive fun to your family vacation.
Add some fun and educational activities to your trip with one of Midland’s fantastic museums and libraries. A visit to the Petroleum Museum can fill up your entire day. Learn about Midland’s role in the energy industry with the award-winning, interactive, and endlessly exciting exhibits for all ages.
Interested in learning about the West Texas cowboy? Stop by the Haley Library & History Center and check out artifacts and sculptures and view the first bell that hung at the Alamo. The story of how it ended up in Midland is sure to surprise you. Adjacent to the Haley Library & History Center is the Museum of the Southwest. Enjoy the Turner Mansion gallery, the state-of-the-art Marian Blakemore Planetarium planetarium, and Children’s Museum. The Bush Family Home is a Midland classic. Stop by the home of two presidents, two governors, a first lady, an ambassador, and a CIA director. The Midland County Historical Museum is also a great place to brush up on local history. Located in the heart of downtown, stop by to explore historic Midland photos and artifacts about how the town came to be.