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Million Barrel Museum

400 Museum Blvd, Monahans, Texas 79756 USA

“Million gallon tank turned park!”

Along the eastern end of Monahans on Business 20 is the Million Barrel Museum, a 14.5 acre site of historic potpourri. Dominating the scene is a large elliptical oil storage tank. Built in 1928, the tank was designed to hold over a million barrels of crude oil. Today it is the setting for barbeques, dances, cowboy poetry readings, fajita cook-offs and class reunions.  A segment of the tank wall was used to create the 400 seat Meadows Amphitheater, where performances are now held. Beside the tank sits the original Holman House. Restored and refurbished to reflect life from the late nineteenth century. Other exhibits at the site include the original Monahans Jail, a section of railroad track with a vintage caboose, an eclipse windmill and a display of antique farm equipment.

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adamhervey

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May 17, 2018

i know it seems lame, just a giant concrete pit in the ground and a restored old house, but for some reason i love this place and I'm going back this month. if it's not a long drive out of your way, GO.

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Million Barrel Museum

400 Museum Blvd
Monahans, Texas
79756 USA

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