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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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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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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 37 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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Jasper, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I decided to take 2 of my grandchildren on an outing since they were on Spring break and it had rained every day. We had a really dreary drizzly day but we decided to take a chance and see some history. Because it was so nasty we were the only ones there. The lady in the gift shop gave the... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The museum did a good job of explaining the background of this oil discovery that changed US history. There were interesting artifacts from the period in all of the old buildings.

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Conroe, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is a replica oil gusher of the original birth for Humble Oil and Refining Co (now Exxon), The Texas Company (Texaco), J.M. Guffey Petroleum Company (Gulf), and Magnolia Petroleum Company (Mobil). Admission includes an audio device to help with the self-guided tour. The buildings are replicas of general stores, saloons; black smith shop, engineering shop, photo shop and a... More 

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Texas
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Address: Address: 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone Number: (409) 880-1750
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Beaumont

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