Midland Front Desk Manual 2011
A front desk manual for Midland's hospitality employees. A quick reference to commonly asked questions to better serve our visitors.
MIDLAND, TEXAS Your Window to the West FRONT DESK MANUALS 109 N. MAIN, MIDLAND, TX 79701 (800) 624-6435 | WWW.VISITMIDLANDTEXAS.COM MIDLAND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Table of Contents 1. Accommodations 9. Annual Calendar of Events 2. Attractions 10. Churches 3. Arts & Culture 11. Movie Theatres 4. Professional Sports 12. Salons & Spas 5. Transportation 13. Midland Day Itineraries 6. Restaurants 14. Emergency 7. Nightlife/Entertainment/Coffee 15. Driving Directions 8. Shopping A reminder to front desk staff: Don’t forget to ask guests as they check‐in what group they’re with. This will help with your pick‐up reports. Thank you! The Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau Main Offices: 109 North Main Midland, TX 79701 (432) 683‐3381 phone (800)624‐6435 toll free (432) 686‐3556 fax Old Rankin Highway Visitors Center: 1406 W. Interstate 20, Midland, TX 79701 (Exit 136 off I20) (432) 687‐8285 Open Monday ‐ Saturday: 9:00 a.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. Sunday ‐ 2:00 p.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m. email@example.com www.VisitMidlandTexas.com America's Best Value Inn Courtyard by Marriot 3610 Bankhead Hwy. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 218‐9800 www.abvi.com 1505 Tradewinds Blvd. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 689‐9400 www.marriott.com Baymont Inn & Suites Day Inn 3312 S. Co. Rd 1276 Midland, Texas 79711 (432) 561‐8000 www.baymontinns.com 3904 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 694‐7774 www.daysinn.com Bradford Inn & Suites Executive Inn 3601 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 694‐8821 1000 S Midkiff Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 6694‐3700 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Fairfield Inn 4300 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 697‐3181 www.choicehotels.com 2300 Faulkner Dr. Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 570‐7155 www.marriott.com Comfort Inn Hampton Inn 902 W. Interstate 20 Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 683‐1111 www.choicehotels.com 5011 W. Loop 250 N. Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 520‐9600 www.hamptoninn.com Comfort Suites Hilton Midland Plaza 4706 N. Garfield Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 620‐9191 www.choicehotels.com 117 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 683‐6131 www.Hilton.com Country Inn & Suites Holiday Inn Express 920 W. Interstate 20 Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 218‐7980 www.countryinns.com/midlandtx 5309 W. Loop 250 N. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 520‐3600 www.ichotelsgroup.com Knights Inn Midland Studio 6 1003 S. Midkiff Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 697‐3155 www.knightsinn.com 1003 South Midkiff Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 618‐6660 www.motel6.com La Quinta Super 8 4130 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 697‐9900 www.lq.com 3828 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 689‐6822 www.super8.com La Quinta Inn & Suites Travelodge 2606 N. Loop 250 W. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 694‐1200 www.lq.com 2500 Commerce Dr. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 694‐1300 www.travelodge.com Midtown Hotel & Conference Center Value Place 3100 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 699‐4144 www.midtownhotel‐midland.com 4712 W. Loop 250 N. Midland, TX 79707 (432) 262‐4770 www.valueplace.com Plaza Inn Victorian Inn & Suites 4108 N. Big Spring St. Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 686‐8733 www.plazainnmidland.com 4714 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 699‐7727 Residence Inn 1000 W. Interstate 20 Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 684‐8888 westtexasinn.com 5509 Deauville Blvd. Midland, Texas 79706 (432) 689‐3511 www.marriott.com Sleep Inn & Suites 5612 Deauville Blvd. Midland, Texas 79706 (432) 694‐4200 www.sleepinn.com West Texas Inn & Suites Brown‐Dorsey Medallion Home 213 N. Weatherford (432) 688‐8947 Built in 1899, the Brown‐Dorsey Home is the oldest in Midland. Many of the unusual features have been restored, including the entrance hall with its beautiful art glass window in the form of a Gothic arch. Call for tour information. George W. Bush Childhood Home 1412 W. Ohio (432) 685‐1112 www.BushChildhoodHome.org Opened on April 11, 2006, the home has been restored to the early 1950s and reflects the lives of the young family through exhibits and furnishings. Nowhere outside the United States have so many prominent political fig‐ ures lived in one home – two presidents, two governors, first lady, ambassador and a CIA director. When to Visit: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sundays: 2 p.m.– 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission Charged. Wheelchair accessible. Group Rate: 21 to 49 people: $4/each; 50+ people: $3/each Bush Family Home Driving Tour Pick up your copy of the Bush Family Home Driving Tour at the Chamber of Commerce, 109 North Main, or Visitor Center, 1406 W. Interstate 20, and begin your tour. The self‐guided George W. Bush Auto Tour includes visits to the former residences of both the 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States. When to Visit: At your leisure. Chamber of Commerce: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. CAF Airpower Museum 9600 Wright Drive (432) 563‐1000 www.airpowermuseum.org www.Savethegirls.org The CAF Airpower Museum is world renowned for their authentic World War II artifacts, the world’s largest collection of Aviation Nose ArtTM and the annual CAF AIRSHO. The museum houses 40,000 square feet of hands‐ on permanent exhibits that detail the story of World War II airpower, an exhibit that also features 13‐18 aircraft. The museum’s nose art gallery features 33 original panels officially designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as an official project of Save America’s Treasures. When to Visit: Tuesday–Saturday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., Holidays 12 p.m.– 5 p.m., Closed Sundays, Mondays, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Admission charged. Nationally ac‐ credited. Group Rate: $7/person Haley Library & History Center 1805 W. Indiana (432) 682‐5785 www.haleylibrary.com Learn about Texas and southwestern history including the cattle industry and those behind it. The library features more than 30,000 volumes covering western exploration, early railroads, and the development of ranching, mining, petroleum and politics. The library also features extensive information on the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid, and a collection of bronze sculptures, paintings and artifacts. When to Visit: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. Admission: Free. Midland Center 105 N. Main St. (432) 682‐6234 www.visitmidlandtexas.com/midland_center Located in the heart of downtown Midland, the Midland Center provides the flexibility to accommodate meetings, conventions, trade shows, banquets, and any other possible need for space. Each year the facility hosts hundreds of events from small and intimate to large and formal. Midland County Horseshoe 2514 Arena Trail (432) 682‐1300 www.midlandhorseshoe.com Whether you're looking for a championship rodeo, great music, a sporting event, or an exhibit, you can find it all at The Horseshoe. Midland County's newest entertainment venue will host a wide array of events throughout the year. Midland County Historical Museum 301 W. Missouri Ave. (432) 688‐8947 Learn all about the history of Midland and the region and see reproductions of the "Midland Man", the skeleton of a Clovis female found near the city in 1953. Analysis of the remains by Dr. Curtis R. McKinney using uranium‐thorium analysis showed that the bones are 11,600 ± 800 years old. When to Visit: Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 2 – 5 p.m. Museum of the Southwest 1705 W. Missouri (432) 683‐2882 www.museumsw.org Housed in the Turner Mansion, which is posted in the National Register of Historic Places, the Museum of the Southwest collects and exhibits art and archaeology from the American Southwest. The museum also hosts trav‐ eling and temporary exhibits covering a broad range of art from Currier & Ives to Andy Warhol, archaeology to as‐ tronomy. Also visit the Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum and Marian Blakemore Planetarium next to the Museum. Admission Free. Fredda Turner Durham Children’s Museum On the grounds of the Museum of the Southwest, the children’s museum features three exhibit areas that emphasize interactive learning through pure creativity and imagination for children of all ages. Call for program in‐ formation. Admission $2. Children under 1 free. Marian Blakemore Planetarium The Marian C. Blakemore Planetarium has recently re‐opened featuring a revamped state‐of‐the‐art projec‐ tion theater (one of only eight Spitz HD Star Projectors in the nation) and a new education classroom will highlight this extensive remodel. For information on tour bookings and the return of the sky shows, please call the Museum at 432‐683‐2882. Group rates available. When to Visit: The above three facilities are open Tuesday– Saturday: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m.– 5 p.m. Closed: Mondays and national holidays. Nationally accredited. Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Chaparral Gallery 1500 W. Interstate 20 (432) 683‐4403 www.petroleummuseum.org Walk through an ancient sea…parade through downtown Boomtown…experience the technologies of the Petroleum Industries. The interactive Petroleum Museum takes you step‐by‐step through the dynamic search for black gold. Don’t miss the world’s largest collection of antique oil drilling equipment. Life‐size murals, ancient arti‐ facts, antique drilling equipment and colorful memorabilia combine with rooms of breathtaking beauty of Tom Lov‐ ell’s murals depicting the American West. A can’t miss on your visit to Midland! The Chaparral Gallery is home to all seven of Jim Hall's Chaparral racecars. Experience the engineering gen‐ ius of the cars through science‐related interactives. When to Visit: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m.–5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. Admission charged. Group Rate: $5/person – please contact for qualifications Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran Memorial 9900 Wright Drive (West of Commemorative Air Force) www.veteransmemorial.us Dedicated on November 12, 1994, the Permian Basin Vietnam Veteran Memorial stands as a lasting tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country. From the armed‐services pentagon, enveloped in a lone Texas star, to the embracing comfort of the memorial’s wall, visitors are given the opportunity to share their pride in these servicemen who will never be forgotten. Sibley Nature Center 1307 E. Wadley (432) 684‐6827 www.sibleynaturecenter.org Visit this unique nature center geared toward educating children about the plants and animals native to West Texas. Experience a light hike down nature trails and examine wildlife habitats. The center can customize pro‐ grams to suit different educational needs and studies for nature enthusiasts. Please call for advance reservations. When to Visit: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. –5 p.m. Special programming occurs on Satur‐ day; check the Calendar for upcoming events and activities. Scarborough‐Linebery House 802 S. Main St. (432) 685‐7368 Built in 1907 for Kara and W.F. Scarborough, the house belonged to the same family for 90 years before be‐ ing given to the city of Midland. The historical home is open by appointment for tours, luncheons, dinner parties, day retreats, weddings, receptions and backyard functions. Call for tour information. Susie’s South Forty Candy Factory 1515 South Fairgrounds Rd. (432) 570‐4040 Tour the factory where world‐famous toffee, Kickers Pralines, Winners Caramels, Fudge Richey, Texas Trash and more are all made. Susie’s South Forty Confections Candy Factory is a GuinnessTM World Record‐Holder for making the largest piece of toffee. It was shaped like the state of Texas. Call for tour information. Live On Stage! 905 W. Illinois (432) 620‐0033 or (432) 570‐4011 www.mccconcerts.usaonline.net National and international music, stage, and performance talent visit Midland October through May for a series of Community Concerts. For tickets or more information, call 432‐789‐1249 or http:// mcconcerts.usaonline.com McCormick Art Gallery 3600 N. Garfield (432) 685‐4640 www.midland.edu/mccormick/ Located in the foyer of the Allison Fine Arts Auditorium on the campus of Midland College, this gallery shows a wide range of works from local to nationally‐acclaimed artists. Call for show dates. When to Visit: Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. No admission charged. Midland Community Theatre/Cole Theatre 2000 West Wadley Business Office‐ 432‐682‐2544 Box Office: 432‐570‐4111 (M‐F 10:00am‐5:30pm) www.mctmidland.org Presents several entertaining plays and events throughout the year. The $3 million Cole Theatre complex is home to the Midland Community Theater, ranked among the Top 10 amateur theater groups in the United States. Call for dates and times. Midland Festival Ballet P.O. Box 52034 (432) 682‐2653 www.midlandfestivalballet.org Since 1994, Midland Festival Ballet has presented the Nutcracker in mid‐December with world‐class guest soloists, talented young local dancers and live music with the Midland‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale. There is also a Spring Recital every April. Midland Festival Ballet is a member of the Regional Dance America/Southwest, perform‐ ing in a member city each spring. Midland‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale P.O. Box 60658 3100 La Force Blvd. (432) 563‐0921 or (432) 563‐5269 www.mosc.org The Midland‐Odessa Symphony & Chorale (MOSC) provides a full season of Pops, Masterworks and Chamber Concerts to patrons in the Permian Basin. In addition to these subscription series, the MOSC performs 50 in‐schools concerts for Elementary students in ECISD and MISD and 4 Full Orchestra performances for all 6th Graders in MISD and ECISD. The MOSC chamber ensembles now include: the Permian Basin String Quartet, the Lone Star Brass, the West Texas Winds, the Chorale and a Kids’ Choir. Join the MOSC as we enter our 49th sea‐ son with performances in the NEW Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. For tickets or more information call 432‐ 563‐0921 or visit us at www.mosc.org. The Pottery 3001 W Loop 250 N (432) 688‐3900 www.potterymidland.com Paint your own pottery studio. Summer Lawn Concert Series 1705 W. Missouri (432) 682‐2653 www.museumsw.org Enjoy Sunday evening concerts on the lush Museum of the Southwest grounds. Bring a picnic and spend an hour entertained by the best local jazz, pop, country and folk music groups. June‐August. No admission. Summer Mummers at the Yucca Theatre 208 N. Colorado Box Office‐ 432‐570‐4111 www.summermummers.com Catch a production chocked full of mayhem and hilarity performed at the historic Yucca Theater in down‐ town Midland. Melodrama is a unique theatrical experience invented in America and no one does it quite like Sum‐ mer Mummers, the oldest continuous melodrama in the United States. Bring your friends, bash the villain with popcorn and enjoy side‐splitting laughter during the olio. June–Labor Day. Call for tickets and times. Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center 4901 E. University MB4236 Odessa, Texas 79762‐0001 (432) 552‐4430 www.wagnernoel.com The Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center was a dream created by many visionary civic leaders and the peo‐ ple of Midland and Odessa that will soon be a reality. It is an $81 million brand‐new, state‐of‐the‐art, 108,000 square foot facility that will feature everything from Broadway and local productions to mariachis, jazz and cage fighting. Main hall includes 1,800 seats, two balconies with state‐of‐the‐art acoustics. Rea‐Greathouse Hall: Versa‐ tile recital and multipurpose space for groups of up to 200. More than 10,000‐square‐ foot Rea Music and Academic Center to house expanded UTPB music program. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy™ Living Legend, Rod Stewart, will kick‐off the inaugural Grand Gala Celebration on November 1, 2011. Baseball Midland RockHounds Baseball Citibank Ball Park 5514 Champions Drive Midland, Texas 79703 www.midlandrockhounds.org The RockHounds are a Double A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and compete with teams in the Texas League. The Season begins in April and goes through September. For more information or tickets call (432) 520‐2255. Soccer West Texas United Sockers Grande Communications Stadium 801 North Loop 250 Midland, Texas 79703 www.wtusockers.com Premier Soccer played March through August at Grande Communications Stadium. Call (432) 520‐2255. Area Professional Sports Football Odessa Roughnecks www.odessaifl.com Odessa’s home team competes against other cities in the National Indoor Football League, one of the new‐ est arena football leagues in the country. May through September at the Ector County Coliseum. Call (432) 332‐ 7277. Hockey Odessa Jackalopes www.jackalopes.org The Jackalopes bring hard‐hitting hockey excitement to the Ector County Coliseum from October through March. The “Jacks” battle rival teams in the professional Central Hockey League from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Indiana. For great seats call (432) 552‐PUCK (7825). Rodeo SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo www.sandhillsstockshowandrodeo.com Each January the SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo in Odessa is one of the first stops on the Professional Ro‐ deo Cowboy circuit. Ranked as one of the top 25 PRCA Rodeos in the U.S., winners can ultimately compete in the National Finals in Las Vegas. Call (432) 366‐3951. Air Midland International Airport is an asset to the entire region of West Texas. Serviced daily by American Eagle, Continental Express, Southwest, and United Express, Midland is a convenient and affordable destination to fly in and out of. Midland International Airport is the closest airport to Big Bend National Park, as well as several other state and national parks. It is owned and oper‐ ated by the City of Midland and offers commercial service to seven major hubs including: Dallas Love Field, Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), George Bush Interna‐ tional Airport, Houston Hobby Airport, Las Vegas, and Denver. (432) 560‐2200 / www.flymaf.com American Airlines Reservations: 1‐800‐433‐7300—www.aa.com Lost Baggage: 1‐800‐535‐5225 TDD: 1‐800‐543‐1586 Continental Airlines Reservations: 1‐800‐523‐3273—www.continental.com Lost Baggage: 1‐800‐335‐2247 TDD: 1‐800‐343‐9195 Southwest Airlines Reservations: 1‐800‐435‐9792—www.southwest.com TDD: 1‐800‐533‐1305 United Airlines Reservations: 1‐800‐864‐8331—www.united.com Taxis A‐1 Taxi Cab Co ‐ (432) 697‐2521 Midessa Transportation ‐ (432) 685‐7070 Permian Basin Taxi ‐ (432) 770‐3660 Rental Cars Alamo & National Rent A Car ‐ (432) 563‐0378 Avis Rent A Car ‐ (432) 563‐0910 Budget Rent A Car ‐ (432) 563‐1640 Enterprise Rent‐A‐Car ‐ (432) 682‐2355 / (432) 561‐5172 Hertz Rent A Car ‐ (432) 689‐3541 / (432) 563‐0111 Buses & Shuttle Service All Aboard America: 1‐800‐628‐1335— 10615 West County Road 127, Odessa, TX 79765 firstname.lastname@example.org | http://allaboardamerica.com Big John’s Limousine Service ‐ (432) 570‐6699– 2508 N. Big Spring St. , Midland, TX 79705 EZ‐Rider: (432) 561‐9990—8007 E. Highway 80, Odessa, TX 79765 info@ez‐rider.org | www.ez‐rider.org GK Shuttle: (866) 569‐6691—Inside Hilton Midland Plaza, 117 W. Wall St., Midland, TX 79701 www.gksshuttleservice.com Greyhound Bus: (432) 332‐5711— 2624 E. 8th St., Odessa, TX 79760 — www.greyhound.com M & M Tours, Inc.: 1‐800‐867‐4132— 6401 Lovington Highway , PO Box 6401, Hobbs, NM 88241 email@example.com | www.mmtours.biz New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC: 806‐749‐9999—4011 Clovis Road, Lubbock, TX 79415 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.1800buslimo.com Asian Bushido 4416 Briarwood Ave. | (432) 689‐7900 Features authentic Japanese style cooking and a great sushi menu. Genghis Grill 4517 N. Midkiff Road | (432) 520‐5426 The Mongolian Stir Fry, is a build your own bowl, fast casual, Asian stir‐fry concept. Grand Buffet 2510 W. Louisiana Ave. | (432) 688‐8881 Asian buffet. King & I 801 N. Big Spring | (432) 682‐0988 4400 N. Midland Drive | (432) 699‐4677 A Midland favorite for Thai cuisine. Kuo's Chinese Restaurant 3303 N. Midkiff, Ste. 152 | (432) 697‐8888 Authentic Chinese cuisine served family style. Daily specials. Moon Garden 2319 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 570‐1165 Chinese food. Osaka Japanese Steakhouse 1207 Tradewinds Blvd. | (432) 617‐7252 Includes full sushi bar. Shogun Steak House 4610 N. Garfield | (432) 570‐8888 Choice steaks, seafood and chicken, prepared at your table by a Samurai chef. Taste of China 4400 N. Big Spring | (432) 684‐5288 Enjoy a wide selection of your favorites served buffet style. Thai House 9 Meta Dr. | (432) 687‐3373 Delicious Taiwanese food and some traditional dishes. Take out available. Barbeque Brooks Barbecue 501 E. Texas Ave. | (432) 685‐1001 Awesome mesquite smoked barbeque and burgers nestled in a casual setting. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 5210 W. Wadley Ave. | (432) 689‐4500 Dickey’s slow smoked meats and original sides are perfect for every occasion. Hog Pit Pub & Grub 7400 W. County Road 116 | (432) 561‐9301 Fall‐off‐the‐bone ribs and live music! Johnny's Barbecue 316 N. Big Spring | (432) 683‐4581 Down‐home style barbecue. Complete catering for the Permian Basin. KD's Bar B Q 3109 Garden City Hwy. | (432) 683‐5013 Good food in a rustic setting. Grab a piece of butcher paper and pick your own meat! Sam's Bar‐B‐Que 1113 E. Scharbauer Dr. | (432) 570‐1082 Mesquite cooked bar‐b‐q, burgers, catfish, full catering service. Cafeterias Furr's Cafeteria 1116 N. Midkiff, #13 | (432) 694‐1619 So much, so good, for so little! Delis A Taste of Chicago's Italian Beef 1100 E. Illinois Ave. | (432) 682‐3200 Serves Chicago‐style sandwiches & hot dogs. Freebirds World Burrito 3322 N Loop 250 W | (432) 689‐9100 Freshly‐made burritos right in front of you. Gerardo's Bistro 6 Desta Drive, Suite 1250 (inside the ClayDesta Atrium) | (432) 618‐0961 Serves breakfast, comfort meals, burgers, salads, deli sandwiches and a few favorites from its sister restaurant, Gerardo's Casita. Harvest Caffe 2101 W. Wadley Ave. Ste. 8 | (432) 218‐8331 Famous for their chicken salad, delectable desserts and coffee. Internet available. Jason’s Deli 4610 N. Garfield ‐ Located North of Loop 250 and Garfield | (432) 682‐2200 Jason’s starts fresh with only the highest quality ingredients and offers the most delicious choices! McAlister’s Deli 2306 Rankin Hwy. | (432) 687‐0880 4415 W. Wadley Ave. | (432) 694‐1800 Salads, soups, sandwiches, spuds and Famous Sweet Tea. Murray's Delicatessen 3211 W. Wadley, Ste. 24 | (432) 697‐3433 Local hot spot! Fresh sandwiches, soups, and house specialties. The Sandwichery 201 N. Marienfiled | (432) 686‐8851 Hot sandwiches, soups & salad – breakfast & lunch on weekdays Smiling Moose Deli 3322 N LOOP 250 W STE 300 | (432) 697‐3354 Popular deli serving hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads. Gourmet The Garlic Press 2200 W. Wadley | (432) 570‐4020 Upper‐scale dining in a business casual atmosphere; wide variety, daily specials. Petroleum Club of Midland 501 W. Wall St. | (432) 682‐2557 Private club having reciprocity with other clubs around the state. Italian Carino’s Italian Grill 4711 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 520‐7600 Country Italian dinning. Luigi's Italian Restaurant 111 N. Big Spring St. | (432) 683‐6363 A Midland institution for over 40 years serving great Italian food with a full service bar. Midland’s oldest restaurant. Manny’s Italian Village Restaurante 4610 N. Garfield #B‐11 | (432) 684‐6595 Fine Italian dinning. Olive Garden 2705 W. Loop 250 | (432) 687‐4400 Delicious Italian entrees served in the spirit of Italian generosity. Venezia Restaurant 2101 W. Wadley, Ste. 20 | (432) 687‐0900 Northern Italian cuisine featuring fresh pastas, veal & seafood, steaks and a large selection of wines. Mexican Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy 4610 N. Garfield | (432) 685‐3335 A new standard in Mexican food. Top class service and ambience. The perfect place to unwind with friends. Ajuua’s Mexican Restaurant 3205 Cuthbert | (432) 694‐4116 Sit down dining or enjoy the bar. Authentic Mexican food with good company and great surroundings. Cancun Bar & Grill 223 W. Wall | (432) 618‐0390 Come in and enjoy a variety of dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Carambas Spanish Inn 3116 W. Front | (432) 520‐9724 Step into Mexico as you enjoy authentic food and a laid‐back, casual atmosphere. Casa del Sol 523 E. Illinois | (432) 686‐1118 Chargrilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, and fresh salsa! Casa Lopez 4411 W. Illinois Ave. | (432) 699‐2372 Delicious Tex‐Mex. Dos Compadres 2200 W. Wadley, Ste. 1 | (432) 684‐7239 Family owned, delicious authentic Mexican food, daily meal and drink specials. Gerardo's Casita Grill & Cantina 2407 N. Big Spring | (432) 570‐8012 A West Texas restaurant with South of the Border flair! Intimate surroundings and great quesadillas! Jeorge’s Mexican Café 4400 N. Big Spring St. | (432) 683‐6303 3323 N. Midland Dr. | (432) 689‐0032 A Midland favorite for Mex‐Tex cuisine. La Bodega Restaurant 2700 North Big Spring Street | (432) 684‐5594 Mild Mexican food, daily happy hour, separate upstairs bar. On The Border 4306 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 694‐9922 Traditional Mexican favorites, mesquite‐grilled specialties and frosty margaritas! Romie's Mexican Restaurante 701 S. Marienfeld | (432) 683‐5344 A local favorite! You will definitely get your money's worth! Large portions, casual atmosphere. Rosa’s Café 2501 N. Big Spring | (432) 620‐0634 903 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 520‐2358 4301 N. Midland Dr. | 432.520.0489 Upscale, fast‐casual restaurant serving Tex‐Mex favorites. Pizza Brianna’s Pizza 4309 W. Illinois Ste. B | (432) 689‐3901 Chuck E. Cheese’s 4703 W. Loop 250 | (432) 697‐2322 CiCi’s Pizza 2106 B Rankin Hwy. | (432) 685‐3020 Dino’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 4322 Andrews Hwy Ste B | (432) 699‐7175 Domino’s Pizza 4519 N. Garfield | (432) 686‐0595 606 N Big Spring | (432) 685‐3030 2410 S. Rankin Hwy. | (432) 683‐7272 3300 W. Illinois Ave. | (432) 699‐3030 DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks 3208 N. Loop 250 W | (432) 618‐3283 Little Caesar’s Pizza 1000 N. Midkiff | (432) 694‐3676 2106 Rankin Hwy | (432) 618‐8776 Md' Pizza Factory 4706 N Midkiff Rd #13 | (432) 682‐4440 Mr. Gatti's Pizza 614 W. Wadley | Phone: (432)688‐3977 Papa John’s Pizza 4408 W. Loop 250 | (432) 694‐7272 Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake 4416 Briarwood Ave. | (432) 699‐7272 Pizza Hut 427 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 682‐3302 4320 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 697‐5581 2200 W. Wadley Ave. | (432) 683‐2240 4400 N. Midland Dr. | (432) 694‐2725 Pizzaria Venti 3303 N. Midkiff Rd. | (432) 689‐7220 Fresh ingredients, variety of unique toppings, America’s Only Authentic Sliceria®. Seafood Eddie’s Catfish 301 N Lee St. | (432) 684‐4422 Catfish or Shrimp with a family recipe breading fried to delicious perfection; open for lunch. Wall Street Bar & Grill 115 E. Wall St. | (432) 684‐8686 Mouthwatering, fresh seafood and delicious steaks, casual, intimate atmosphere. A local favorite for business professionals. Clear Springs Café 5707 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 522‐1188 Featuring some of the best fried catfish, onion rings, shrimp and ribs in Midland! Steak Cattle Baron 418 W. Wadley | (432) 683‐2334 Savor the legendary flavor! Prime ribs, steak and seafood, extensive salad bar, daily features, lounge area. Logan's Roadhouse 4609 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 689‐6464 Where else can you throw peanut shells on the ground! Enjoy quality steaks, chicken dishes, and seafood specials. The Outback Steakhouse 2314 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 684‐1152 Experience the flavor of hearty steaks, a Bloomin' Onion®, and a Chocolate Thunder From Down Under®! Texas Roadhouse 4512 W. Loop 250 | (432) 689‐7427 Offers the Great taste of Texas Steaks , ribs and much more. Variety 15.05 at Courtyard by Marriott 1505 Tradewinds Blvd. | (432) 689‐9400 Regional and seasonal cuisine. The Bar 606 W. Missouri | (432) 685‐1757 Another local favorite featuring Midland's best prime rib and live music on the weekends. Buffalo Wild Wings 5107 W. Wadley | (432) 694‐9400 Wings with endless flavor combinations and a variety of other choices. Great to watch the big game or get together with friends. Cafe Unique 1012 Andrews Hwy. West Lake | (432) 262‐3811 Serving up a variety of dishes. Chili's 2100 W. Loop 250 | (432) 687‐3745 Chili's grills like no place else! Perfect for grabbing a burger, chicken pasta, or a delicious dessert. Cotton Patch Café 2320 W Loop 250 N | (432) 618‐0070 Serving a wide variety of popular favorites. Hilton Midland Plaza 117 W. Wall St. | (432) 683‐6131 JoJo's Eatery 214 W. Texas Ave. | (432) 682‐3134 Great food, centrally located in the downtown area. Sandwiches, fresh soups, and daily home cooked specials. Michael's Charcoal Grill 723 W. Wadley | (432) 686‐9030 4317 W. Illinois | (432) 689‐9702 Enjoy homemade burgers, barbeque, and chicken, cooked over an open‐fired charcoal grill. Enjoy the aviation inspired atmosphere! Fuddruckers 4511 N Midkiff | (432) 689‐0448 World’s Greatest Hamburgers ® Wing Stop 3323 N. Midland Dr. (432) 694‐9464 Ultimate Wing Stop For extra things to see and do around downtown and read blogs from real Midlanders visit www.livemidlandtexas.com. This website features blogs, live webcam, and more. 15.05 1505 Tradewinds Blvd. (inside Courtyard by Marriott) | (432) 689‐9400 Restaurant and lounge featuring seasonal dishes as well as signature cocktails. Ali Bubba’s 117 W. Wall St. (inside Hilton Midland Plaza) | (432) 683‐6131 Ali Bubba's Rooftop Bar is the place to be April‐September! Bubba's is located on the third floor of the north tower, overlooking the Centennial Plaza and the downtown skyline. The interior portion is non‐ smoking. There is ample seating outdoors for up to 60 people. The Bar 606 W. Missouri | (432) 685‐1757 www.thebarmidland.com The name of this bar is...”The Bar”. Located in Downtown Midland. Also serving a variety of food choices great for lunch or dinner. Attended by locals and visitors alike it has a great mix of people and music or other events throughout the week & weekend. Buffalo Wild Wings 5107 W Wadley | (432) 694‐9400 www.buffalowildwings.com Wings, wings, and wings.... and don’t forget the sauce! Great place to stop and watch the big game or just have drinks with your friends. Occasional live music or karaoke. Cigar Frogs 216 N. Main St. | (432) 687‐1671 www.cigarfrogs.com Enjoy a cool drink and a cigar in this unique (and well‐ventilated) lounge. Fast Freddy’s 4310 W. Illinois #200 | (432) 694‐2404 Full service bar, darts, dozen’s of pool tables, and variety of other games. The Ground Floor 203 W Wall St # 104 | (432) 683‐4433 Downtown coffee shop featuring live music and mic nights. The Hemingway 2200 W Wadley #2 | (432) 570‐5333 Cigar Bar, Country/Folk, Jazz/Blues, R&B Hog Pit Pub & Grub 7400 W County Rd 116 | (432) 683‐5449 Great food such as ribs and other BBQ but also music, drinks, and dancing. Host of Permian Basin Poker Tournament on scheduled nights but the bar stays open. KD’s Bar‐B‐Q 3109 Garden City Hwy. | (432) 683‐5013 www.kdsbarbq.com Featured in Texas Monthly and Follow the Smoke: 14,783 Miles of Great Texas Barbecue, this joint has delicious barbecue and great atmosphere. The Lone Star Bar 621 W. Wall | (432) 218‐6935 Sports Bar/ Dance Hall. Cold drinks and good times!!! Mahogany Lounge 117 W. Wall St. (inside Hilton Midland Plaza) | (432) 683‐6131 Enjoy cocktails in the rustic, old‐world atmosphere, complete with overstuffed leather chairs and comfort‐ able couches. Rockin’ Rodeo 4400 N Big Spring #44 | (432) 682‐0401 www.rockinrodeomidland.com Live music with a Texas sized dance floor! Friendly atmosphere and drink specials. Starbucks 2410 Rankin Highway | (432) 686‐9570 3203 North Midkiff Road | (432) 699‐2382 www.Starbucks.com America’s favorite coffee shop. Triple Threat Sports Bar & Grill 12 Meta Dr. | (432) 683‐5300 Lunch, dinner & drink specials. Good for groups. Take out and outdoor seating available. The Velvet Room 3100 W. Wall St. (inside Midtown Hotel & Conference Center) | (432) 699‐4144 Ultra Lounge, hosts happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. with fresh sushi and drink specials . Woofers & Tweeters Bar & Grill 3303 N Midkiff, #160 | (432) 522‐2111 www.woofersandtweeters.net The bar that makes you a star! Featuring Karaoke downstairs and pool, darts, or other games upstairs. Up‐ stairs and downstairs both with their own full service bar. Antiques Antiques by Joseph 3206 N. Midkiff | (432) 689‐8200 Antiquities 2101 W Wadley Ave # 1 | (432) 697‐6497 Curiosities – Antiques, Collectables and Tea Room 1012 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 218‐8645 Laura Ann's 2306 W. Michigan Ave. | (432) 685‐9949 Motif Antiques Etc 1024 Andrews Hwy # C, | (432) 699‐6399 Pack Rat Antiques 205 West Wall Street | (432) 684‐4674 The Cat's Meow 408 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 687‐2004 Wall Street Antiques of Midland 3712 West Wall Street | (432) 689‐8852 | www.wallstantiquesmidland.com Arts Galleries/Sales Folger Galleries 3211 W. Wadley, #22 | (432) 697‐3778 | www.folgergallery.com Midland Gallery 4610 N. Garfield, #A‐2 | (432) 694‐8761 | www.midlandgallery.com Specialty Clothing & Jewelry Anita Goudeau Designs 2101 W Wadley, Ste. 44 | (432) 683‐8881 | www.anitagoudeau.com The Boutique 2101 W Wadley Ave # 39 | (432) 683‐1699 Cathy Eastham Fine Jewelry 2101 W Wadley Ave # 31 | (432) 682‐8008 | www.cathyeastham.com Christiani’s Jewelers 203 W. Wall Street | (432) 683‐4411 Janee’s Evening Wear 3211W Wadley St.10 | (432) 689‐7123 | janeeseveningwear.homestead.com Julian Gold 2101 West Wadley, Suite 16 | (432) 682‐5369 | www.juliangold.com Le Bebe Boutique 2200 W. Wadley Oak Ridge Sq. | (432) 687.2800 | labebemidland.com Pink Tumbleweed 4410 N. Midkiff, A3 | (432) 897‐4402 The Posh Pony Boutique 3303 North Midkiff Road | (432) 689‐7669 Occasions Fine Jewelry 2308 W. Loop 250 N | (432) 684‐0510 | www.occasionsfinejewelry.com Trendy T’s 2909 N. Big Spring | (432) 570‐5109 | www.trendyts.net Wild Designs 321 Dodson St | (432)699‐8838 | www.wilddesignz.com Specialty and Seasonal Gifts Acrylic Image 1107 Pueblo | (432) 687‐0391 Barking Dog 2800 Big Spring St | (432) 686‐2905 The Gifts & More Store 11 Meta Drive | (432) 682‐3332 Graham Pharmacy 1601 W. Wall | (432) 684‐5756 The Ivy Cottage 3101 N. Big Spring St. | (432) 687‐6010 Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store 3323 N Midland Dr | (432) 689‐7192 Susie’s South Forth Confections 2101 W. Wadley | (432) 687‐4040 Tuesday Mornings 4610 N Garfield St # B3 | (432) 684‐3883 Shopping Centers Colonnade at Polo Park 4610 N. Garfield Imperial Shopping Center 3211 W. Wadley Midland Park Mall 4511 N. Midkiff Rd. Mission Square Plaza 4400 N. Big Spring Oak Ridge Square 2200 W. Wadley Ave Old Town Midland 301‐329 Dodson Street Plaza Oaks Shopping Center Wadley & Garfield Sam’s Club 1500 Tradewinds Blvd. 3303 N. Midkiff Village Shopping Center Andrews Highway & Illinois Western Park Plaza 1020 Andrews Highway Wal‐Mart Supercenter 200 W Interstate 20 Wal‐Mart Supercenter 4517 N. Midland Drive San Miguel Square JANUARY Improve at the Yucca FEBRUARY Permian Basin Home & Garden Show Silver Spur Gun & Knife Show (also in April & October) MARCH Annual Scottish‐Irish Faire Midland Arts Association Spring Show APRIL Annual Haley Library Art Show & Sale Midland RockHounds Texas League Baseball (through September) West Texas United Sockers United Soccer League (through July) Crude Fest (Last weekend in April beginning of May) Downtown Farmer’s Market (through November) MAY Cinco de Mayo Cultural Celebration Celebration of the Arts at Centennial Plaza Crude Fest JUNE Mex‐Tex Family Festival/Softball Tournament Juneteenth Annual Mariachi Concert Summer Lawn Concert Series Summer Mummers (through Labor Day) MS Cactus & Crude Bike Tour Midland Chamber Golf CLassic JULY Colonel Theunis Dey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Children’s 4th of July Parade RockHounds 4th of July Celebration—Fire Works Summer Mummers (through Labor Day) Tall City Blues Fest AUGUST Rock the Desert Summer Mummers (through Labor Day) SEPTEMBER Septemberfest Diez y Seis de Septiembre Parade St. Ann’s Family Fair Western National Bank Golf Classic, a PGA Nationwide Tour Event The Peddler Show OCTOBER Commemorative Air Force AIRSHO Permian Basin International Oil Show Haley Library Fall Gathering Ranch Story Telling Session Midland Southwest Impressionist Art Show and Sales Fiddlesticks Farms Cornfield Maze & Pumpkin Patch NOVEMBER Christmas at the Mansion (through December) Holiday Business Bash Holiday Evening at Midland College DECEMBER City of Midland Christmas Night Lights Christmas Parade The Nutcracker Ballet Celebration of Lights Annual Storytelling Festival For more information, additional events and & updates, please visit www.VisitMidlandTexas.com Baptist First Baptist Church 2104 W. Louisiana (432) 683‐0600 Catholic St. Ann’s Church 1906 W. Texas Ave (432) 682‐6303 Church of Christ Golf Course Road Church of Christ 3500 W. Golf Course Road (432) 694‐8836 Interdenominational Cornerstone Christian Fellowship 901 N Midland Drive (432) 689‐8898 Non‐Denominational Mid‐Cities Community Church 8700 West Highway 191 (432) 522‐1330 Jehovah’s Witnesses New Kingdom Hall Church 5100 N. Lamesa Road (432) 684‐6399 Lutheran Midland Lutheran Church 2705 W Michigan Ave (432) 694‐1373 Methodist First United Methodist Church 300 N Main St. (432) 682‐3701 Pentecostal Jesus Name United Pentecostal Church 3110 West County Road 116 (432) 528‐5937 Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church 800 W Texas Ave (432) 684‐7821 Movie Theatres Hollywood Theaters Tall City 4915 W Loop 250 N | (432) 699‐1010 Drive‐Ins Big Sky Drive‐In 6200 W Hwy 80 79706 | (432) 617‐3001 Movie Rentals Rebox Several locations: www.Rebox.com Gyms Around the Clock Fitness 1012 Andrews Hwy. (432) 694‐3488 3205 W. Cuthbert Ave. #B8 (432) 697‐7867 Can Do Fitness Curves Expert Fitness Fit Family Fitness Gold's Gym Super Shapes Fitness YMCA 3303 N Midkiff Rd. 3001 W Loop 250 N 3000 N Garfield St Ste 159 3404 N. Midland Drive 3 Meta Dr. Midland 4400 N. Midland Drive, Suite 2001 4612 Billingsley Blvd. 800 N Big Spring St. (432) 699‐8877 (432) 689‐7555 (432) 684‐0844 (432) 520‐3488 (432) 683‐4653 (432) 699‐0227 (432) 697‐5239 (432) 682‐2551 Spas Chrysalis Salon & Day Spa Euphoria Salon & Spa Joe James Salon & Day Spa Pure Day Spa Reshea's Spa @ the Hilton Midland Plaza The Spa at Green Tree LLP 4610 North Garfield Street , Ste D6 4410 N Midkiff Rd # A6 2101 W Wadley 3205 W. Cuthbert (432) 682‐8299 (432) 520‐2040 (432) 520‐9441 (432) 694‐3800 117 W Wall Ave. 1114 N Big Spring St. (432) 682‐1772 (432) 688‐0022 Following are some sample itineraries to help you enjoy your stay in the vibrant city of Midland. If you’re in town with your spouse for a convention, for a family reunion, to watch a sporting event—don’t forget to take some time to take in the culture and the hospitality of “The Tall City”. Contact the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau, (432) 683‐3381, to schedule an itinerary. 2 Day 1 Night Stay Day 1 Check into the hotel Nature walk and lesson at Sibley Nature Center ‐ Enjoy nature trails and examine wildlife habitats at this West Texas center for environmental education Barbecue dinner at The Hog Pit Pub & Grub Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel Tour the Museum of the Southwest and enjoy the exhibits of art & archeology. Then stroll across the manicured lawns of this mansion to the Haley Library for a lesson in Texas history Tour the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and experience the Permian Basin’s turbulent past through interactive exhibits. Take a break for lunch in the auditorium then explore antique drilling equipment including an authentic drilling platform Tour the CAF Airpower Museum Depart for next destination 2 Day 1 Night Stay Day 1 Check into the hotel Star show at Blakemore Planetarium Dinner at Cancun Bar & Grill in downtown Midland Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel Tour the Museum of the Southwest Depart for lunch Enjoy West Texas barbecue straight from the grill at KD's Bar‐B‐Q, served on butcher paper with all the fixins Tour the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Depart for next destination Contact the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau, (432) 683‐3381, to schedule an itinerary. Art Tour Day 1 Check into the hotel Depart for the Museum of the Southwest to enjoy the many sculptures, art and photography collec‐ tions devoted to the American Southwest. Stroll across the grounds to the Haley Library to view paintings and sculptures by many cowboy artists and a bronze bell that once hung in the Alamo Lunch at Johnny’s Barbecue View exhibits at Gallery 1114 Painting session at The Pottery with refreshments (requires overnight stay for firing) View exhibits at Signature Galleries of West Texas View exhibits at Midland College ‐ McCormick Gallery View the world’s largest collection of Nose Art at the CAF Airpower Museum Chuck wagon dinner Return to hotel Day 2 Breakfast at the hotel Depart for Sibley Nature Center for a morning walk and sketch session View exhibits at Midland Gallery View exhibits at Folger Gallery Lunch at Harvest Cafe Pick up fired pottery pieces from The Pottery Tour the Tom Lovell Collection at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Depart for next destination Petroleum Tour (Groups interested in a half‐day tour may elect to omit the Big Spring Refinery portion of the suggested itinerary and/or select from the petroleum‐related activities within Midland) Depart Midland for Big Spring Tour Refinery in Big Spring Return to Midland Lunch at the Petroleum Club Tour Permian Basin Petroleum Museum and walk through the world’s largest collection of antique drilling equipment and modern machinery During summers months, a tour after 5:30 of an active drilling site (based on availability) George W. Bush Tour George W. Bush ‐ Midland Childhood Locations: Cowden Park (old baseball backstop south of house at 2703 Sentinel) Houston Elementary School, 2000 W. Louisiana Ave. San Jacinto Junior High School, 1400 N. 'N' St. Childhood Homes: 1948 916 E. 17th St. Odessa* 1948 E. 14th St. (Rented) Odessa** 1948‐49 1519 E. 7th St. (Removed) Odessa 1950‐51 405 E. Maple Midland 1952‐56 1412 W. Ohio Midland 1957‐58 2703 Sentinel Midland 1959 Family left Midland and moved to Houston *Betty Orbeck note 1/89, conversation with photographer who talked to Mrs. Bush ** Betty Orbeck note 7/99, info from Presidential Museum in Odessa Later homes in Midland: 1975 2008‐A Bedford Ave. Midland 1976‐77 2006‐A Harvard Ave. Midland 1978‐84 1405 W. Golf Course Road Midland 1985‐87 910 Harvard Ave. Midland Bedford and 2006‐A Harvard were rentals of apartments in back of main home 1405 W. Golf Course and 910 Harvard addresses include Laura W. Bush Midland Businesses & Addresses: 1976‐77 Bush Oil (probably 406 C&K Petroleum Building) 1978‐80 oil producer or independent oil operator (514 Permian Building) 1981 Arbusto Energy, president 1982‐84 Bush Exploration Co., president (probably 801 Petroleum Building, ‐ 1982 only listed) 1985‐87 Spectrum Seven Energy Corp, chairman of the board Police (911) Immediate emergency (311) is for non‐emergency or (432) 685‐7110 Hospitals Midland Memorial Hospital Main Campus 2200 West Illinois Ave. | (432) 685‐1111 Midland Memorial West Wood 200 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 522‐3084 Pharmacies CVS Pharmacy 24‐Hours 301 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 685‐3092 Walgreens 24‐Hours 215 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 682‐8211 Walk‐In Clinics Emergy Clinic 1816 N. Midland Drive | (432) 699‐5111 Open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Family Medcenter ‐ Urgent Care 2501 W. Illinois, Suite E | (432) 686‐6680 Monday‐Friday 9 a.m. ‐ 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. ‐ 6 p.m. Preferred Medical Center 1200 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 520‐5678 Monday‐Friday 8:30 a.m.— 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 ‐ 11:30 a.m. Wrecker Action Wrecker Service 24‐ Hour: (432) 697‐8697 1109 S Midland Dr. B & B Wrecker Recovery 24‐ Hour: (432) 570‐0865 2823 Rankin Hwy Locksmith Pop‐A‐Lock 24‐Hour: (432) 682‐8400