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Texas Energy Museum

600 Main Street, Beaumont, TX 77701
409-833-5100
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Ranked #12 of 22 attractions in Beaumont
Type: Museums
Owner description: History and science museum that tells the colorful story of Texas oil. Discover petroleum science from geological formation in ancient seas to modern... more » Owner description: History and science museum that tells the colorful story of Texas oil. Discover petroleum science from geological formation in ancient seas to modern day refining. Experience the saga of the Spindletop oil field in 1901. « less
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Glenwood, Arkansas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Very interesting displays regardless of your age. Mens restroom was very clean. One of the most interesting exhibits to me was the video/audio of piloting the supertanker up the Neches River to dock at an oil refinery.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place has a great exhibit and interactive ones as well. I am impressed with all the places I can visit in this relatively small city of Beaumont. It has a lot to offer. Also see the botanical gardens for free. Its great!

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Good history of oil exploring in Texas. Animated characters are especially good. I expected the museum to tell us about all the good things oil does for us but the museum could leave the propaganda out. Not designed for younger kids as a lot of the information has to be read. $5.00 admission.

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Orange, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

They wouldn't allow me to push my stroller in there and so we left. It would have been hard to really enjoy the museum while having to carry my baby and all the other things that go along with a baby. They were not busy or crowded so I really didn't understand the problem.

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TX
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

To start, downtown Beaumont has done a wonderful job of preserving old buildings, landscaping, and making the area attractive. There is a free parking lot attached to the museum, and we had no difficulty finding it, but beware of the one-way streets. Inside is spacious, well-lighted, with lots of different types of exhibits, ranging from chemical/scientific explanations and features to... More

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Natchitoches LA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Interesting and educational. This is a pretty quick way to learn a LOT about the oil industry in U.S., particularly the history of the local industry. Well worth the time but you do need to tolerate a little super-libertarian propaganda from one of the sponsors.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

I actually enjoyed learning about the oil industry and its history in southeast Texas. Interactive exhibits are awesome. It took me about 2 hours to go through the whole museum including the second floor. There is quite a bit to see and do here.

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Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a superior museum that shows the whole process of the energy process and it's history in Beaumont. There are some original items. It is a very nice place and knowledgeable stuff. Worth a stop!

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Beaumont, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Being in an area that relies so heavily on the energy industry, it is fitting that we house such a great little museum. Though it may not be a Smithsonian scale location, it offers a lot of great information, visuals, and entertainment. The animated characters throughout the museum are great and the antique signs/memorabilia is worth the trip alone. For... More

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Houston, Texas
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

this little museum is worth a visit if you want to know all about Texas OIL lovely info from the beginning of the first drilling till now, how and were the oil comes from in Texas I enjoyed the displays and the film.

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