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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

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Spindletop

Lots of history here. It was fun and interesting. Took about 1 1/2 hours to walk through. For us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lovelizards
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Montgomery, Texas
Interesting

My husband and I are beginning a sightseeing trip and our first stop was the first oil gusher. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mymoose
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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
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5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of history here. It was fun and interesting. Took about 1 1/2 hours to walk through. For us, it really captured how it must have felt to live during that very famous time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review and waiting. We appreciate it. We are happy you enjoyed yourselves at the museum.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are beginning a sightseeing trip and our first stop was the first oil gusher. The museum is an outdoor recreation of the town of Spindletop. The town felt authentic and we enjoyed reading about how the town sprang up so quickly....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mymoose
Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your good review and rating. We try hard to make it as authentic as possible. Thank you for stopping by and including us on your travel itinerary.

Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Great place. Staff very friendly. Gift shop. Make sure you have time if you go, so you can walk through and see everything.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Thank you for your great review and excellent rating. We appreciate it. Our staff tries to give everyone an enjoyable experience!

Reviewed December 19, 2018

Well laid out and very informative too. We really enjoyed it. Be sure to spend the appropriate time in each building.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jerrel S
Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and rating. We try our best to give each visitor a great experience.

Reviewed November 13, 2018

If you love history and you love the history of the great state of Texas, you should enjoy this. Maybe study up or read a book before you visit. I used to teach Texas history, so my students would learn all about Spindletop before we...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Thank you for your good rating and review. We love our Texas history students and love to see the light bulbs turning on. We are always working on our tours so I hope next time it will be great enough to get 5 stars.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

This endeavor was sponsored by the local university but has been pretty neglected of late. It's a typical collection of old buildings arranged to present a snapshot of local life at the time of the big Lucas Gusher oil discovery. In its day it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

I'm sorry you did not enjoy your time here. In the last few years, we have been working to improve the property. I hope you will give us another chance in the future.

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Really pleased we stumbled across this on the way to Lake Charles. There is a short video giving the history of the boom town and oil find and then around 15 ‘businesses’. Although the buildings aren’t original everything inside is. The staff are very knowledgable...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review and rating. We appreciate it. We love our international visitors.

Reviewed September 24, 2018

It is not over run by tourist. It offers a wonderful glimpse of the past. I have heard that the festival they hold there is even better.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Christie P
Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you for your excellent review and rating. We appreciate it. Our anniversary is a great time to come but also our other events such as Discover Engineering and Gladys City Live in April, Spindletop Spookfest in October and more.

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Located on the campus of Lamar University, Spindletop is designated a national historic landmark. It commemorates the discovery of oil at the Spindletop Hill salt dome in Beaumont on Jan. 10, 1901. The discovery sparked an oil boom in Texas that continues today. A replica...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Troy G, director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for your excellent review and rating. We appreciate it. I'm glad that you decided to drop by.

Reviewed August 16, 2018

This was an unplanned stop but one of the most fun places to visit. We love that old west feel and they have it here. First up, free parking. Next up, admission price was super reasonable at $5./pp for 2 adults. You pay at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for your excellent review and rating. We appreciate it. Sometimes unplanned stops are the most enjoyable!

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jessiprie
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Troy G | Property representative |
The actors come for special events. There will be actors on April 21 for our Gladys City Live event.
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Tammy C
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Troy G | Property representative |
Thank you Betty.
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capital c
December 31, 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
If you read and learn the history, plan on 2 to 3 hours. The buildings out on the grounds are not heated so dress warmly.
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