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.
Your Window to the West MIDLAND, TEXAS FRONT DESK MANUALS 109 N. MAIN, MIDLAND, TX 79701 (800) 624-6435 | WWW.VISITMIDLANDTEXAS.COM MIDLAND CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU Table of Contents 1. Accommodations 2. Attractions 3. Arts & Culture 4. Professional Sports 5. Transportation 6. Restaurants 9. Annual Calendar of Events 10. Churches 11. Movie Theatres 12. Salons & Spas 13. Midland Day Itineraries 14. Emergency 15. Driving Directions 7. Nightlife/Entertainment/Coffee 8. Shopping A reminder to front desk staff: Don't forget to ask guests as they checkin what group they're with. This will help with your pickup reports. Thank you! The Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau Main Offices: 109 North Main Midland, TX 79701 (432) 6833381 phone (800)6246435 toll free (432) 6863556 fax Old Rankin Highway Visitors Center: 1406 W. Interstate 20, Midland, TX 79701 (Exit 136 off I20) (432) 6878285 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 3610 Bankhead Hwy. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 2189800 www.abvi.com Courtyard by Marriot 1505 Tradewinds Blvd. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 6899400 www.marriott.com Baymont Inn & Suites 3312 S. Co. Rd 1276 Midland, Texas 79711 (432) 5618000 www.baymontinns.com Day Inn 3904 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6947774 www.daysinn.com Bradford Inn & Suites 3601 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6948821 Executive Inn 1000 S Midkiff Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 66943700 Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 4300 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6973181 www.choicehotels.com Fairfield Inn 2300 Faulkner Dr. Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 5707155 www.marriott.com Comfort Inn 902 W. Interstate 20 Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6831111 www.choicehotels.com Hampton Inn 5011 W. Loop 250 N. Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 5209600 www.hamptoninn.com Comfort Suites 4706 N. Garfield Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 6209191 www.choicehotels.com Hilton Midland Plaza 117 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6836131 www.Hilton.com Country Inn & Suites 920 W. Interstate 20 Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 2187980 www.countryinns.com/midlandtx Holiday Inn Express 5309 W. Loop 250 N. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 5203600 www.ichotelsgroup.com Knights Inn Midland 1003 S. Midkiff Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 6973155 www.knightsinn.com Studio 6 1003 South Midkiff Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6186660 www.motel6.com La Quinta 4130 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6979900 www.lq.com Super 8 3828 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6896822 www.super8.com La Quinta Inn & Suites 2606 N. Loop 250 W. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 6941200 www.lq.com Travelodge 2500 Commerce Dr. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 6941300 www.travelodge.com Midtown Hotel & Conference Center 3100 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6994144 www.midtownhotelmidland.com Value Place 4712 W. Loop 250 N. Midland, TX 79707 (432) 2624770 www.valueplace.com Plaza Inn 4108 N. Big Spring St. Midland, Texas 79705 (432) 6868733 www.plazainnmidland.com Victorian Inn & Suites 4714 W. Wall St. Midland, Texas 79707 (432) 6997727 West Texas Inn & Suites 1000 W. Interstate 20 Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 6848888 westtexasinn.com Residence Inn 5509 Deauville Blvd. Midland, Texas 79706 (432) 6893511 www.marriott.com Sleep Inn & Suites 5612 Deauville Blvd. Midland, Texas 79706 (432) 6944200 www.sleepinn.com BrownDorsey Medallion Home 213 N. Weatherford (432) 6888947 Built in 1899, the BrownDorsey 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) 6851112 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 selfguided 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) 5631000 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 1318 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) 6825785 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) 6826234 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) 6821300 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) 6888947 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 uraniumthorium 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) 6832882 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 reopened featuring a revamped stateoftheart 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 4326832882. 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) 6834403 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 stepbystep through the dynamic search for black gold. Don't miss the world's largest collection of antique oil drilling equipment. Lifesize 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 sciencerelated 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 armedservices 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) 6846827 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. ScarboroughLinebery House 802 S. Main St. (432) 6857368 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) 5704040 Tour the factory where worldfamous 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 RecordHolder 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) 6200033 or (432) 5704011 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 4327891249 or http:// mcconcerts.usaonline.com McCormick Art Gallery 3600 N. Garfield (432) 6854640 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 nationallyacclaimed 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 4326822544 Box Office: 4325704111 (MF 10:00am5:30pm) 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) 6822653 www.midlandfestivalballet.org Since 1994, Midland Festival Ballet has presented the Nutcracker in midDecember with worldclass guest soloists, talented young local dancers and live music with the MidlandOdessa 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. MidlandOdessa Symphony & Chorale P.O. Box 60658 3100 La Force Blvd. (432) 5630921 or (432) 5635269 www.mosc.org The MidlandOdessa 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 inschools 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 No�l Performing Arts Center. For tickets or more information call 432 5630921 or visit us at www.mosc.org. The Pottery 3001 W Loop 250 N (432) 6883900 www.potterymidland.com Paint your own pottery studio. Summer Lawn Concert Series 1705 W. Missouri (432) 6822653 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. JuneAugust. No admission. Summer Mummers at the Yucca Theatre 208 N. Colorado Box Office 4325704111 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 sidesplitting laughter during the olio. June�Labor Day. Call for tickets and times. Wagner No�l Performing Arts Center 4901 E. University MB4236 Odessa, Texas 797620001 (432) 5524430 www.wagnernoel.com The Wagner No�l 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 brandnew, stateoftheart, 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 stateoftheart acoustics. ReaGreathouse Hall: Versa tile recital and multipurpose space for groups of up to 200. More than 10,000square foot Rea Music and Academic Center to house expanded UTPB music program. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and GrammyTM Living Legend, Rod Stewart, will kickoff 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) 5202255. 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) 5202255. 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 hardhitting 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) 552PUCK (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) 3663951. 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) 5602200 / www.flymaf.com American Airlines Reservations: 18004337300--www.aa.com Lost Baggage: 18005355225 TDD: 18005431586 Continental Airlines Reservations: 18005233273--www.continental.com Lost Baggage: 18003352247 TDD: 18003439195 Southwest Airlines Reservations: 18004359792--www.southwest.com TDD: 18005331305 United Airlines Reservations: 18008648331--www.united.com Taxis A1 Taxi Cab Co (432) 6972521 Midessa Transportation (432) 6857070 Permian Basin Taxi (432) 7703660 Rental Cars Alamo & National Rent A Car (432) 5630378 Avis Rent A Car (432) 5630910 Budget Rent A Car (432) 5631640 Enterprise RentACar (432) 6822355 / (432) 5615172 Hertz Rent A Car (432) 6893541 / (432) 5630111 Buses & Shuttle Service All Aboard America: 18006281335-- 10615 West County Road 127, Odessa, TX 79765 firstname.lastname@example.org | http://allaboardamerica.com Big John's Limousine Service (432) 5706699� 2508 N. Big Spring St. , Midland, TX 79705 EZRider: (432) 5619990--8007 E. Highway 80, Odessa, TX 79765 email@example.com | www.ezrider.org GK Shuttle: (866) 5696691--Inside Hilton Midland Plaza, 117 W. Wall St., Midland, TX 79701 www.gksshuttleservice.com Greyhound Bus: (432) 3325711-- 2624 E. 8th St., Odessa, TX 79760 -- www.greyhound.com M & M Tours, Inc.: 18008674132-- 6401 Lovington Highway , PO Box 6401, Hobbs, NM 88241 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.mmtours.biz New Mexico Texas Coaches, LLC: 8067499999--4011 Clovis Road, Lubbock, TX 79415 email@example.com | www.1800buslimo.com Asian Bushido 4416 Briarwood Ave. | (432) 6897900 Features authentic Japanese style cooking and a great sushi menu. Genghis Grill 4517 N. Midkiff Road | (432) 5205426 The Mongolian Stir Fry, is a build your own bowl, fast casual, Asian stirfry concept. Grand Buffet 2510 W. Louisiana Ave. | (432) 6888881 Asian buffet. King & I 801 N. Big Spring | (432) 6820988 4400 N. Midland Drive | (432) 6994677 A Midland favorite for Thai cuisine. Kuo's Chinese Restaurant 3303 N. Midkiff, Ste. 152 | (432) 6978888 Authentic Chinese cuisine served family style. Daily specials. Moon Garden 2319 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 5701165 Chinese food. Osaka Japanese Steakhouse 1207 Tradewinds Blvd. | (432) 6177252 Includes full sushi bar. Shogun Steak House 4610 N. Garfield | (432) 5708888 Choice steaks, seafood and chicken, prepared at your table by a Samurai chef. Taste of China 4400 N. Big Spring | (432) 6845288 Enjoy a wide selection of your favorites served buffet style. Thai House 9 Meta Dr. | (432) 6873373 Delicious Taiwanese food and some traditional dishes. Take out available. Barbeque Brooks Barbecue 501 E. Texas Ave. | (432) 6851001 Awesome mesquite smoked barbeque and burgers nestled in a casual setting. Dickey's Barbecue Pit 5210 W. Wadley Ave. | (432) 6894500 Dickey's slow smoked meats and original sides are perfect for every occasion. Hog Pit Pub & Grub 7400 W. County Road 116 | (432) 5619301 Falloffthebone ribs and live music! Johnny's Barbecue 316 N. Big Spring | (432) 6834581 Downhome style barbecue. Complete catering for the Permian Basin. KD's Bar B Q 3109 Garden City Hwy. | (432) 6835013 Good food in a rustic setting. Grab a piece of butcher paper and pick your own meat! Sam's BarBQue 1113 E. Scharbauer Dr. | (432) 5701082 Mesquite cooked barbq, burgers, catfish, full catering service. Cafeterias Furr's Cafeteria 1116 N. Midkiff, #13 | (432) 6941619 So much, so good, for so little! Delis A Taste of Chicago's Italian Beef 1100 E. Illinois Ave. | (432) 6823200 Serves Chicagostyle sandwiches & hot dogs. Freebirds World Burrito 3322 N Loop 250 W | (432) 6899100 Freshlymade burritos right in front of you. Gerardo's Bistro 6 Desta Drive, Suite 1250 (inside the ClayDesta Atrium) | (432) 6180961 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) 2188331 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) 6822200 Jason's starts fresh with only the highest quality ingredients and offers the most delicious choices! McAlister's Deli 2306 Rankin Hwy. | (432) 6870880 4415 W. Wadley Ave. | (432) 6941800 Salads, soups, sandwiches, spuds and Famous Sweet Tea. Murray's Delicatessen 3211 W. Wadley, Ste. 24 | (432) 6973433 Local hot spot! Fresh sandwiches, soups, and house specialties. The Sandwichery 201 N. Marienfiled | (432) 6868851 Hot sandwiches, soups & salad � breakfast & lunch on weekdays Smiling Moose Deli 3322 N LOOP 250 W STE 300 | (432) 6973354 Popular deli serving hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, soups and salads. Gourmet The Garlic Press 2200 W. Wadley | (432) 5704020 Upperscale dining in a business casual atmosphere; wide variety, daily specials. Petroleum Club of Midland 501 W. Wall St. | (432) 6822557 Private club having reciprocity with other clubs around the state. Italian Carino's Italian Grill 4711 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 5207600 Country Italian dinning. Luigi's Italian Restaurant 111 N. Big Spring St. | (432) 6836363 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 #B11 | (432) 6846595 Fine Italian dinning. Olive Garden 2705 W. Loop 250 | (432) 6874400 Delicious Italian entrees served in the spirit of Italian generosity. Venezia Restaurant 2101 W. Wadley, Ste. 20 | (432) 6870900 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) 6853335 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) 6944116 Sit down dining or enjoy the bar. Authentic Mexican food with good company and great surroundings. Cancun Bar & Grill 223 W. Wall | (432) 6180390 Come in and enjoy a variety of dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Carambas Spanish Inn 3116 W. Front | (432) 5209724 Step into Mexico as you enjoy authentic food and a laidback, casual atmosphere. Casa del Sol 523 E. Illinois | (432) 6861118 Chargrilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, and fresh salsa! Casa Lopez 4411 W. Illinois Ave. | (432) 6992372 Delicious TexMex. Dos Compadres 2200 W. Wadley, Ste. 1 | (432) 6847239 Family owned, delicious authentic Mexican food, daily meal and drink specials. Gerardo's Casita Grill & Cantina 2407 N. Big Spring | (432) 5708012 A West Texas restaurant with South of the Border flair! Intimate surroundings and great quesadillas! Jeorge's Mexican Caf� 4400 N. Big Spring St. | (432) 6836303 3323 N. Midland Dr. | (432) 6890032 A Midland favorite for MexTex cuisine. La Bodega Restaurant 2700 North Big Spring Street | (432) 6845594 Mild Mexican food, daily happy hour, separate upstairs bar. On The Border 4306 W. Loop 250 N. | (432) 6949922 Traditional Mexican favorites, mesquitegrilled specialties and frosty margaritas! Romie's Mexican Restaurante 701 S. Marienfeld | (432) 6835344 A local favorite! You will definitely get your money's worth! Large portions, casual atmosphere. Rosa's Caf� 2501 N. Big Spring | (432) 6200634 903 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 5202358 4301 N. Midland Dr. | 432.520.0489 Upscale, fastcasual restaurant serving TexMex favorites. Pizza Brianna's Pizza 4309 W. Illinois Ste. B | (432) 6893901 Chuck E. Cheese's 4703 W. Loop 250 | (432) 6972322 CiCi's Pizza 2106 B Rankin Hwy. | (432) 6853020 Dino's Pizzeria & Restaurant 4322 Andrews Hwy Ste B | (432) 6997175 Domino's Pizza 4519 N. Garfield | (432) 6860595 606 N Big Spring | (432) 6853030 2410 S. Rankin Hwy. | (432) 6837272 3300 W. Illinois Ave. | (432) 6993030 DoubleDave's Pizzaworks 3208 N. Loop 250 W | (432) 6183283 Little Caesar's Pizza 1000 N. Midkiff | (432) 6943676 2106 Rankin Hwy | (432) 6188776 Md' Pizza Factory 4706 N Midkiff Rd #13 | (432) 6824440 Mr. Gatti's Pizza 614 W. Wadley | Phone: (432)6883977 Papa John's Pizza 4408 W. Loop 250 | (432) 6947272 Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake 4416 Briarwood Ave. | (432) 6997272 Pizza Hut 427 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 6823302 4320 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 6975581 2200 W. Wadley Ave. | (432) 6832240 4400 N. Midland Dr. | (432) 6942725 Pizzaria Venti 3303 N. Midkiff Rd. | (432) 6897220 Fresh ingredients, variety of unique toppings, America's Only Authentic Sliceria�. Seafood Eddie's Catfish 301 N Lee St. | (432) 6844422 Catfish or Shrimp with a family recipe breading fried to delicious perfection; open for lunch. Wall Street Bar & Grill 115 E. Wall St. | (432) 6848686 Mouthwatering, fresh seafood and delicious steaks, casual, intimate atmosphere. A local favorite for business professionals. Clear Springs Caf� 5707 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 5221188 Featuring some of the best fried catfish, onion rings, shrimp and ribs in Midland! Steak Cattle Baron 418 W. Wadley | (432) 6832334 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) 6896464 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) 6841152 Experience the flavor of hearty steaks, a Bloomin' Onion�, and a Chocolate Thunder From Down Under�! Texas Roadhouse 4512 W. Loop 250 | (432) 6897427 Offers the Great taste of Texas Steaks , ribs and much more. Variety 15.05 at Courtyard by Marriott 1505 Tradewinds Blvd. | (432) 6899400 Regional and seasonal cuisine. The Bar 606 W. Missouri | (432) 6851757 Another local favorite featuring Midland's best prime rib and live music on the weekends. Buffalo Wild Wings 5107 W. Wadley | (432) 6949400 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) 2623811 Serving up a variety of dishes. Chili's 2100 W. Loop 250 | (432) 6873745 Chili's grills like no place else! Perfect for grabbing a burger, chicken pasta, or a delicious dessert. Cotton Patch Caf� 2320 W Loop 250 N | (432) 6180070 Serving a wide variety of popular favorites. Hilton Midland Plaza 117 W. Wall St. | (432) 6836131 JoJo's Eatery 214 W. Texas Ave. | (432) 6823134 Great food, centrally located in the downtown area. Sandwiches, fresh soups, and daily home cooked specials. Michael's Charcoal Grill 723 W. Wadley | (432) 6869030 4317 W. Illinois | (432) 6899702 Enjoy homemade burgers, barbeque, and chicken, cooked over an openfired charcoal grill. Enjoy the aviation inspired atmosphere! Fuddruckers 4511 N Midkiff | (432) 6890448 World's Greatest Hamburgers � Wing Stop 3323 N. Midland Dr. (432) 6949464 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) 6899400 Restaurant and lounge featuring seasonal dishes as well as signature cocktails. Ali Bubba's 117 W. Wall St. (inside Hilton Midland Plaza) | (432) 6836131 Ali Bubba's Rooftop Bar is the place to be AprilSeptember! 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) 6851757 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) 6949400 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) 6871671 www.cigarfrogs.com Enjoy a cool drink and a cigar in this unique (and wellventilated) lounge. Fast Freddy's 4310 W. Illinois #200 | (432) 6942404 Full service bar, darts, dozen's of pool tables, and variety of other games. The Ground Floor 203 W Wall St # 104 | (432) 6834433 Downtown coffee shop featuring live music and mic nights. The Hemingway 2200 W Wadley #2 | (432) 5705333 Cigar Bar, Country/Folk, Jazz/Blues, R&B Hog Pit Pub & Grub 7400 W County Rd 116 | (432) 6835449 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 BarBQ 3109 Garden City Hwy. | (432) 6835013 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) 2186935 Sports Bar/ Dance Hall. Cold drinks and good times!!! Mahogany Lounge 117 W. Wall St. (inside Hilton Midland Plaza) | (432) 6836131 Enjoy cocktails in the rustic, oldworld atmosphere, complete with overstuffed leather chairs and comfort able couches. Rockin' Rodeo 4400 N Big Spring #44 | (432) 6820401 www.rockinrodeomidland.com Live music with a Texas sized dance floor! Friendly atmosphere and drink specials. Starbucks 2410 Rankin Highway | (432) 6869570 3203 North Midkiff Road | (432) 6992382 www.Starbucks.com America's favorite coffee shop. Triple Threat Sports Bar & Grill 12 Meta Dr. | (432) 6835300 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) 6994144 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) 5222111 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) 6898200 Antiquities 2101 W Wadley Ave # 1 | (432) 6976497 Curiosities � Antiques, Collectables and Tea Room 1012 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 2188645 Laura Ann's 2306 W. Michigan Ave. | (432) 6859949 Motif Antiques Etc 1024 Andrews Hwy # C, | (432) 6996399 Pack Rat Antiques 205 West Wall Street | (432) 6844674 The Cat's Meow 408 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 6872004 Wall Street Antiques of Midland 3712 West Wall Street | (432) 6898852 | www.wallstantiquesmidland.com Arts Galleries/Sales Folger Galleries 3211 W. Wadley, #22 | (432) 6973778 | www.folgergallery.com Midland Gallery 4610 N. Garfield, #A2 | (432) 6948761 | www.midlandgallery.com Specialty Clothing & Jewelry Anita Goudeau Designs 2101 W Wadley, Ste. 44 | (432) 6838881 | www.anitagoudeau.com The Boutique 2101 W Wadley Ave # 39 | (432) 6831699 Cathy Eastham Fine Jewelry 2101 W Wadley Ave # 31 | (432) 6828008 | www.cathyeastham.com Christiani's Jewelers 203 W. Wall Street | (432) 6834411 Janee's Evening Wear 3211W Wadley St.10 | (432) 6897123 | janeeseveningwear.homestead.com Julian Gold 2101 West Wadley, Suite 16 | (432) 6825369 | www.juliangold.com Le Bebe Boutique 2200 W. Wadley Oak Ridge Sq. | (432) 687.2800 | labebemidland.com Pink Tumbleweed 4410 N. Midkiff, A3 | (432) 8974402 The Posh Pony Boutique 3303 North Midkiff Road | (432) 6897669 Occasions Fine Jewelry 2308 W. Loop 250 N | (432) 6840510 | www.occasionsfinejewelry.com Trendy T's 2909 N. Big Spring | (432) 5705109 | www.trendyts.net Wild Designs 321 Dodson St | (432)6998838 | www.wilddesignz.com Specialty and Seasonal Gifts Acrylic Image 1107 Pueblo | (432) 6870391 Barking Dog 2800 Big Spring St | (432) 6862905 The Gifts & More Store 11 Meta Drive | (432) 6823332 Graham Pharmacy 1601 W. Wall | (432) 6845756 The Ivy Cottage 3101 N. Big Spring St. | (432) 6876010 Miss Cayce's Christmas Store 3323 N Midland Dr | (432) 6897192 Susie's South Forth Confections 2101 W. Wadley | (432) 6874040 Tuesday Mornings 4610 N Garfield St # B3 | (432) 6843883 Shopping Centers Colonnade at Polo Park Imperial Shopping Center Midland Park Mall 4610 N. Garfield 3211 W. Wadley 4511 N. Midkiff Rd. 4400 N. Big Spring 2200 W. Wadley Ave 301329 Dodson Street Wadley & Garfield 1500 Tradewinds Blvd. 3303 N. Midkiff Andrews Highway & Illinois 1020 Andrews Highway 200 W Interstate 20 4517 N. Midland Drive Mission Square Plaza Oak Ridge Square Old Town Midland Plaza Oaks Shopping Center Sam's Club San Miguel Square Village Shopping Center Western Park Plaza WalMart Supercenter WalMart Supercenter JANUARY Improve at the Yucca FEBRUARY Permian Basin Home & Garden Show Silver Spur Gun & Knife Show (also in April & October) MARCH Annual ScottishIrish 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 MexTex 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 Catholic (432) 6830600 St. Ann's Church 1906 W. Texas Ave Church of Christ (432) 6826303 Golf Course Road Church of Christ 3500 W. Golf Course Road Interdenominational (432) 6948836 Cornerstone Christian Fellowship MidCities Community Church 901 N Midland Drive NonDenominational 8700 West Highway 191 Jehovah's Witnesses (432) 6898898 (432) 5221330 New Kingdom Hall Church 5100 N. Lamesa Road Lutheran (432) 6846399 Midland Lutheran Church 2705 W Michigan Ave Methodist (432) 6941373 (432) 6823701 (432) 5285937 First United Methodist Church 300 N Main St. Pentecostal 3110 West County Road 116 Presbyterian Jesus Name United Pentecostal Church First Presbyterian Church 800 W Texas Ave (432) 6847821 Movie Theatres Hollywood Theaters Tall City 4915 W Loop 250 N | (432) 6991010 DriveIns Big Sky DriveIn 6200 W Hwy 80 79706 | (432) 6173001 Movie Rentals Rebox Several locations: www.Rebox.com Gyms Around the Clock Fitness Can Do Fitness Curves Expert Fitness Fit Family Fitness Gold's Gym Super Shapes Fitness YMCA 1012 Andrews Hwy. 3205 W. Cuthbert Ave. #B8 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. 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 117 W Wall Ave. 1114 N Big Spring St. (432) 6828299 (432) 5202040 (432) 5209441 (432) 6943800 (432) 6821772 (432) 6880022 (432) 6943488 (432) 6977867 (432) 6998877 (432) 6897555 (432) 6840844 (432) 5203488 (432) 6834653 (432) 6990227 (432) 6975239 (432) 6822551 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) 6833381, 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 BarBQ, 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) 6833381, 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 halfday tour may elect to omit the Big Spring Refinery portion of the suggested itinerary and/or select from the petroleumrelated 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** 194849 1519 E. 7th St. (Removed) Odessa 195051 405 E. Maple Midland 195256 1412 W. Ohio Midland 195758 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 2008A Bedford Ave. Midland 197677 2006A Harvard Ave. Midland 197884 1405 W. Golf Course Road Midland 198587 910 Harvard Ave. Midland Bedford and 2006A 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: 197677 Bush Oil (probably 406 C&K Petroleum Building) 197880 oil producer or independent oil operator (514 Permian Building) 1981 Arbusto Energy, president 198284 Bush Exploration Co., president (probably 801 Petroleum Building, 1982 only listed) 198587 Spectrum Seven Energy Corp, chairman of the board Police (911) Immediate emergency (311) is for nonemergency or (432) 6857110 Hospitals Midland Memorial Hospital Main Campus 2200 West Illinois Ave. | (432) 6851111 Midland Memorial West Wood 200 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 5223084 Pharmacies CVS Pharmacy 24Hours 301 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 6853092 Walgreens 24Hours 215 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 6828211 WalkIn Clinics Emergy Clinic 1816 N. Midland Drive | (432) 6995111 Open 9:00 a.m. � 6:00 p.m. Family Medcenter Urgent Care 2501 W. Illinois, Suite E | (432) 6866680 MondayFriday 9 a.m. 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Preferred Medical Center 1200 Andrews Hwy. | (432) 5205678 MondayFriday 8:30 a.m.-- 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 11:30 a.m. Wrecker Action Wrecker Service 24 Hour: (432) 6978697 1109 S Midland Dr. B & B Wrecker Recovery 24 Hour: (432) 5700865 2823 Rankin Hwy Locksmith PopALock 24Hour: (432) 6828400