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East Texas Oil Museum

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Fascinating depiction of 5e history of oil & gas industry

This museum focuses on the early history of the development of the prolific east Texas field. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles G
Shreveport, Louisiana
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Relive the oil boom of East Texas

An excellent small museum detailing the history of the East Texas oil boom. Fun and educational for... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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Hwy 259 at Ross Street, Kilgore College Campus, Kilgore, TX 75662
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum focuses on the early history of the development of the prolific east Texas field. It clearly exceeded our expectations. The displays are comprehensive. The simulated “descent” into the depths of a well is entertaining, especially for children. The docents were helpful and knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Charles G
Reviewed January 15, 2019

An excellent small museum detailing the history of the East Texas oil boom. Fun and educational for all ages. It's a great place to bring out of town friends when they visit East Texas.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PAWatersFamily
Reviewed December 12, 2018

It's a great museum to visit. It shows the history of both Kilgore and East Texas. The exhibits are fascinating and enjoyable. My great grandfather worked in the oil business in East Texas. I recommend anyone that visits Kilgore to stop by.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jack P
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This museum is very well done. It’s fun and educational. It’s like truly stepping back in time. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shirley R
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This museum took me back to a much simpler time in Kilgore when oil ruled all and put a spec of a town on the map. Truly enjoyed the elevator trip "to the center of the earth" showing how oil is located and extracted today....More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Second time there and was impressed all over again...there is lots to see and experience...the displays are superb and take you back into time...be sure to stay for the film in the theatre...I didn't want to leave...and don't forget to browse the gift shop...

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

What a surprising GEM! This is a very nicely laid out and informative museum. In the front area, there are educational displays showing a wide variety of the area specific cultural, happenings, and non-oil related aspects of the oil boom in East Texas in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this museum but I'm also a geek about oil stuff lol. A lil pricey but to me it was worth it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scottcasey1989
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

For some one in the oil industry or no it a must see in Kilgore. Really enjoyed the history of the East Texas oil patch. Everything about life in the early discovery days and how it changed life from pure farming to boom towns. Explained...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Stopped on a road trip from Dallas to Miami, great stop. We all loved it. The kids were entertained. It taught us all things we did not know in a supper fun way.

Date of experience: May 2018
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July 16, 2018|
Response from Redrosebud2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, 2-5 pm East Texas Oil Museum Hwy. 259 at Ross St. Phone: 903-983-8295
June 10, 2015|
Response from km11s | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $8.00 Kids: $5.00 (ages 3-11) No senior discount