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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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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.

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This quaint museum helped me understand the oil boom roots The blacksmith makes delightful widgets. ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Beaumont, Texas
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Set up like a boom town this is a great way to experience what a oil boom town would have looked like a century ago. Lots of fun for the entire family.

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Nappanee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quaint museum helped me understand the oil boom roots The blacksmith makes delightful widgets. ;)

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1 Thank Frugalastheycome
Houston, Texas
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448 reviews
259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the 'drillers reunion' special at the museum as we wanted to see the simulated oil well gusher. We got a lot more than we expected because the volunteers were dressed up in period costume and had various re-enactments in and amongst the various old and replica buildings. All were happy to be engaged in conversation and knew... More 

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North Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

While this is reproduction of the Texas oil field boom town, it was still interesting to look into the different building and read information about each one. The most enjoyable thing (and informative) was the video about the first big oil strike and the number of oil wells that were producing in this one location. If you are driving through... More 

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1 Thank Sandy P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I have been to many "old time" museums and most of them are duds and not very clean. This one has been my favorite so far. I don't know if I would go out of my way to visit it again but if you are in the area it is by far the nicest "old time" Boomstown museum we have... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Visiting in the area we received free passes to the museum. It was actually a fun walkthrough of a place that really gives you a good picture of the people, places and activities going on during the time of this oil boom. Many different outbuildings set in a town like setting that allows for you to walk in and through... More 

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1 Thank ITravelAr0und
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Great quick trip that my seventh graders went on. It was fun to look around and explore the town. The presenters did a great job!

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Easy parking. I took my uncle who was in a wheelchair. No problem. Also grandkids love it. Been there several times.

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1 Thank beaumont333
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife is an U.S. History teacher so we stopped on our vacation/roadtrip...it was a really neat place to see what things were like during Oil Boom! We would recommend it!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Nice stop to learn the history of the oil drilling boom. Admission is reasonable and includes a hand held audio tour. We were lucky enough to see the gusher (water) go off. Nice artifacts and history.

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