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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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Really interesting, well put together & presented

We have both worked in the oil & gas industry in the UK North Sea for years, so visiting Spindletop was extremely interesting for us. It's a well thought out & laid out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Carolyn M
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have both worked in the oil & gas industry in the UK North Sea for years, so visiting Spindletop was extremely interesting for us. It's a well thought out & laid out recreation of what would have been around at the time oil was discovered - a barbershop (which included a gruesome looking dental treatment chair!), haberdashery, lawyers' office,... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Went when it was closed. Great photo ops with no cars and no people around. First oil well in TX. Great place!

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is an accurate depiction of the world that gave birth to the oil industry. It is not overproduced but has good history of the petrochemical industry that changed the world.

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon and we were the only visitors, which really allowed us to browse and read up on the history of Spindletop. It is a whole little town that is recreated to tell the story of the oil boom of the area. We had a nice time and we were glad that we stopped... it... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Was forced to go here on a field trip and had a ball! Very very quaint and informative. There was an actual blacksmith working who helped the kids we were with make nails. The history is displayed and at a tour at your own pace, it is perfect for all ages.

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Thank Godstxgirl
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

We are happy you were "forced" to come here, only to find how interesting it is here. Thank you for your positive review. Our blacksmith is always a delight to have for tours. More 

Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great experience to go see the Gusher blow. Children also enjoy this place. Really neat on their anniversary. Special attractions then.

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Thank BMTTexas
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Blowing the gusher is one of our favorite times - seeing the faces of the young and old light up. We are happy that your children enjoyed their time here. Thank you for the positive review. More 

Midland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

a must see for historians and petroleum ficionados alike as the place it all began. a part of Texas. history

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are an important part of Texas and world history and we don't treat this fact lightly. We have people from all over the world stop because they are connected to the oil industry. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We just happened to stop on our way through Beaumont. It was a fun little historical stop. Wasn't real expensive and kinda cool to walk around the old boom town.

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by. We like it that families can come in and enjoy themselves at an affordable cost. More 

Algonquin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

A walk back in history to the begging of the oil industry.and people like Anthony Lucas the oil barron. Place the salt hill's of spindle top in Beaumont TX. The time 1901 an many attempt to bring oil to the sutface. With a new drill bit and the assistance of the Mill brothers the rig gush oil for many year.producing... More 

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and reviewing the museum! We try hard to bring accurate information about Lucas and the Hamill Brothers and also do it to make the most enjoyable visit for everyone who comes to the museum! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I saw online the schedule for the gusher and was going to miss it, but was so happy that they were ushering people outside to turn it on when I arrived. It was pretty impressive to see! And the group of kids that were there were having a grand time watching and pretending to get wet in it. It's a... More 

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and I'm happy you were able to see our gusher. I think everyone should experience the gusher at least once. I'm also happy you found everything interesting! More 

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