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Petroleum Museum

1500 W Interstate 20 West, Midland, Texas 79701 USA

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“Largest Museum Dedicated to Petroleum!”

Welcome to the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum! Founded in 1975 by George T. Abell, the Museum tells the story of petroleum and the rugged lives of men and women who sought a better life. What started as a community dream has, over time, become the nation’s largest museum dedicated to the petroleum industry and its pioneers. The Petroleum Museum has welcomed over one million visitors worldwide.  It shares the petroleum and energy story and its impact on our daily lives through educational programs, interactive exhibits, an archives center and its Petroleum Hall of Fame. A visit to the Petroleum Museum is an amazing journey through over 230 million years of history.  Located in the heart of the Permian Basin, the Petroleum Museum offers over 40,000 square feet of interactive education and entertainment for adventurers of all ages.

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July 25, 2018

We enjoyed the museum on the way home to California. The museum itself was a bit difficult to find from google map. I didn't drive far enough from the exit and had to double back. The museum itself has interesting history about the formation of crude oil and gas. Plus it goes into the history of the oil industry in Midland.

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March 01, 2018
Rated 4.0

I've been here twice. This place is so cool. Covers not only the process of extracting oil and how its changed over time, but also talks about the geology of the Permian basin and how oil is formed. Definitely worth a few hours of time.

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Petroleum Museum

1500 W Interstate 20 West
Midland, Texas
79701 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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