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Avoid this ancient venue.

This antique auditoium often has live entertainers (most of them are living). Parking and and even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wright J
This place is ridiculous

Seriously don’t waste your time. This place is old, rundown, the people are rude and traffic to get... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Susan C
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1 week ago
“Avoid this ancient venue.”
Dec 8, 2018
“This place is ridiculous”
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10408 State Highway 64 E, Tyler, TX 75707-3312
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This antique auditoium often has live entertainers (most of them are living). Parking and and even entering the expensive parking lot are difficult and rule this out as an attractive day/evening out. Of interest is the fact that the venue was built by Bobby Manziel...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wright J
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Seriously don’t waste your time. This place is old, rundown, the people are rude and traffic to get in and out is horrible. Even their so-called shuttle service is a joke. Don’t do it!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan C
Reviewed October 16, 2018

For what its worth, should you ever plan attending an event at the Oil Palace. Do yourself a big favor find another event or location! Traffic was not even a stand still pace from in town to the venue. Four hours in traffic with traffic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FUHGEDABOUTIT
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We sat in traffic for over 2 hours and as we were close to the entrance, were told the parking was full. Cars were lined up in ALL directions so we didn't see the need to try to find parking down the road and walk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stacey T
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was the worst experience at a concert we’ve ever had! This venue is not capable of hosting a large event of any kind. We waited in line to park for 2 1/2 hours, to then park at a gas station across a busy highway...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This was the worst experience of my life! We go to 3 or 4 concerts a year all over the place and none has ever been as bad as this place. Parking was the first bad impression when we couldn't even get in the parking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Arrived an hour early, waited in line on the highway for 2 hours to go the last mile before almost getting to the single ONLY parking entrance, then the parking attendant came to each car telling us parking was full and we’d have to park...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 34phillipm
Reviewed December 6, 2017

The Oil Palace continues to provide a location for concerts and various events in East Texas. It needs a lot of updating, but not sure that will ever happen.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank slmnsam
Reviewed January 29, 2017

Great place for outdoor activities indoors. Lots of parking, Plan your own agendas. Attended circus, rodeos and concerts, all family friendly.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank ejtownes72143
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Came here for the circus. Didn't get let in when said we would. 100 of us crammed in entrance with no airflow. Rickety bleachers, junky bathrooms. Wouldn't want to come here often with family.

Date of experience: April 2016
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