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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

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Address: 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone Number: (409) 880-1750
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Description: Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.

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A little bit of history

Enjoyed visited the buildings on the grounds, some were original. Learn more about each building by reading plaques or listening to audio recordings. A miniature town that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2014
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Texas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Enjoyed visited the buildings on the grounds, some were original. Learn more about each building by reading plaques or listening to audio recordings. A miniature town that is fun to visit.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is worth the stop. It is only $3 for seniors and has so much more value than that, You can make this a quick stop or stay a while and read the multitude of history posted everywhere. The lady in the gift shop was very helpful with the information about the setup of the museum and the highlights,

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Gladys City features several original buildings from the area. Even has rooms furnished with all the conveniences of the day. Lots of plaques to tell the story of each building and various people of the era. They also furnish audio recordings that you play as you visit each buildingl

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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I had so much fun visiting Spindletop! I had known about since I was a kid, but never made it there myself until this summer. The complex is smaller than I had expected, but then again there was more to do and see than I had expected too. They had a wonderful miniature town set up, complete with all the... More 

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Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This really is an excellent presentation of what put Beaumont on the map, the 1900 Spindletop Lucas oil gusher. Very nicely done and you can spend a lot of time there or a little.

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Sanger, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even though this is not on the actual site of Spindle Top it is a very informative. It's nice to see how people lived back at the turn of the century. The city was named after a girl named Gladys and there is a small photo of her. This should be displayed a little better so that she can get... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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