If you are considering the apartments for rent in Midland, Texas, you may find yourself asking what kinds of things there are to do here. The answer may surprise you both in terms of the scope and quality of your choices. In Midland, there are world-class cultural activities, entertainment attractions, museums, and endless ways to get outdoors to experience magnificent scenery and fascinating wildlife. Check out some of our favorites below:
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Wagner Noël is the number 1 performing arts center in west Texas. With the striking architecture of elegance and power and with multiple entertainment venues, the Center hosts every kind of event: concerts, theater, ballet, symphony, comedy, and pop music.
Wagner Noël is an ASM-Global-managed facility created through a partnership of the communities of Midlands and Odessa and the University of Texas. Completed in 2011, the Center today hosts more than 150 scheduled shows a year.
The Museum of the Southwest
The Museum of the Southwest features a planetarium, children's museum, and statue garden, as well as the excellent art museum. Among the wide variety of cultural events offered throughout the year, one of the most popular is the Museum's outdoor concerts on the lawn. Always watch the Museum calendar for seasonal events (November 2 is Dia De Los Muertos).
The art museum is located in the historic Turner Mansion, which includes 11 galleries offering as many as five exhibits at a time. The permanent galleries feature highlights from the collection of more than 1,700 works of art and historic artifacts from the Midlands area. Admission is free for members.
The I-20 Nature Preserve
The I-20 Nature preserve is your opportunity to explore the rare ecological landscape of the southern high plains and is open free to the public. There are some 700 identifiable species of plants and animals on the 100-acre campus managed by a nonprofit organization. Its mission includes restoration, conservation, education, and research.
The nature preserve is an unparalleled opportunity for birdwatchers or, indeed, anyone interested in observing the diversity and fascination of wildlife up close. A dominating feature is the 86-acre Urban Playa Lake, but other ecological sub-areas include wetlands, flood-plain thickets, and prairie grasslands. Keep your eye out for foxes and bobcats!
Just as there are so many things to love about our apartments in Midland, TX, with an array of amenities indoors and outdoors, our fantastic location puts you in the heart of a city and region that countless travelers visit for its cultural, entertainment, nature preserve, wildlife, and dozens of other attractions.