Two oil derricks in a brown grass field with an American and Texas flag behind.
The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum in Midland. Photo by Will van Overbeek


Midland is approximately midway between Fort Worth and El Paso on I-20 and is a great place to explore or launch a West Texas road trip. Midland International Air & Space Port, between Odessa and Midland, is the eighth-largest airport in Texas and the closest commercial airport to Big Bend National Park.

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