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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 880-1750
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Beaumont
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We are from Alberta, Canada where we are known for our oil & gas. We went to Texas to spend 6 weeks this winter. Though we were staying in Texas City, Texas for a few days, we decided to go to visit this Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum which was about 45 minutes away & we were very happy to do... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A lot of buildings depicting the time era. I was disappointed that it wasn't built on the actual Spindletop site.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

They have a oil rig that shoots off water to demonstrate a gusher. An old time town with stores and shops filled with what it would be like back in the 1800's. Gift shop has nice miniatures of various things that are affordable and cool. Its a must see in the area in my opinion.

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Plano, TX, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I liked the history captured here. I grew up in the area and was familiar with Spindletop, but still enjoyed seeing all of the history in one place. Allow about an hour to visit. Senior citizen rate is very affordable.

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Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

we had a few hours between tennis matches and went to check this place out. Our son is almost 14, and he enjoyed it enough. It was interesting and we all learned something. People working there were helpful and friendly. Enjoyable experience over all.

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Elmira, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stopped in Beaumont to visit friends and they took us here. Well done attraction, very informative and the period styled buildings gave a good flavor for what the area was like during the oil boom.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Lots of fun to tour. The show put on by a group of volunteers is very entertaining. The recreation of the discovery of the Spindletop oil boom is wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This collection of free-standing houses is interesting and well done. You walk around from house to house, and each depicts a scenario from the 1800s. There is a saloon, furnished as it may have been back in the day, a general merchandise store, a printing office, a shopkeeper's home above his store, the post office, etc. Each is outfitted with... More

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Port Neches, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a unique boomtown. If you have a little time to spend and would like to learn more about the oil boom of old, this is the placer to visit. Children get a kick out of all the old machinery and stories of how it was done back in the day.

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Full of history and artifacts there was even a blacksmith who forged us a nail. Affordable entry nice people and gift shop

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