Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
4.5
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
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  • E R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must-See in the Golden Triangle
    Spindletop-Gladys City is definitely an experience not to be missed. I was visiting the Beaumont area and took my son(9) and mom to this museum. We enjoyed being able to walk around leisurely and explore a part of history. I think all the buildings, except one, were air conditioned in case you consider going during the summer. Also, shout out to Mattie in the gift shop for making the visit special--thank you!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 29, 2023
  • GoPlaces19229017516
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Learn & enjoy
    Family friendly history of the 1901 oil boom in the Beaumont Texas area. It’s a living museum with replica buildings of the time filled with actual artifacts. A great place to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Ken B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spindletop visit
    I was traveling with a 14 and 12 year old. They found the exhibits, photos and scavenger hunt very interesting. The majority of the buildings are air conditioned so you aren't in the heat all the time. Found the history fascinating. Texas has such a rich history and this event in Beaumont reached across the world. The lady at the info center was wonderful, so helpful and knowledgeable.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 29, 2023
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Natalie W
100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
So I think, like others, we were a little mislead by photos that the gusher goes every day. It does not. Only maybe 3 times per month, so please phone ahead and find out when that is on. its $5 to get in and it's essentially a museum to commemorate the discovery of oil at the Spindletop Hill salt dome in Beaumont on Jan. 10, 1901. It was ok but we wouldn't have gone if we knew the gusher wasn't on.
Written March 10, 2020
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We are sorry that you missed the gusher. Because it takes so much water to do the gusher, we can only do it 3-4 times a month unless a tour pays for it. We have our gusher schedule on our website and facebook page and, if anyone calls, we can tell you the next time it runs.
Written March 11, 2020
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scott r
Silver Spring, MD693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed the visit / Covid, so no tour per say, but the buildings themselves were decently signed and you could move at your own pace, spending as much or as little time as you liked. Viodeo was informative to someone who did not know the hisotry and the director was very willing to answer questions and chat in the gift shop - I could have monopolized more of his time but felt guilty given the low admission price and small souvenier I purchased. It's a nice stop for history buffs; the kids would probably breeze through it much more quickly. Was not there on a geyser day, but did not miss it.
Written June 19, 2020
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Thank you, Scott, for your positive review and rating. We really appreciate it. We hope you come back and ask as many questions you desire. We love talking to our visitors about the museum, Spindletop and the history.
Written June 24, 2020
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E R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Spindletop-Gladys City is definitely an experience not to be missed. I was visiting the Beaumont area and took my son(9) and mom to this museum. We enjoyed being able to walk around leisurely and explore a part of history. I think all the buildings, except one, were air conditioned in case you consider going during the summer. Also, shout out to Mattie in the gift shop for making the visit special--thank you!
Written June 29, 2023
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GoPlaces19229017516
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Family friendly history of the 1901 oil boom in the Beaumont Texas area. It’s a living museum with replica buildings of the time filled with actual artifacts. A great place to visit.
Written June 29, 2023
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,886 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a neat stop. There is free parking and a small gift shop where you purchase your $5 self-guided tour ticket along with any souvenirs. Walk at your own pace and read the signs or view the artifacts in each building.
Written April 24, 2024
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Ken B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
I was traveling with a 14 and 12 year old. They found the exhibits, photos and scavenger hunt very interesting. The majority of the buildings are air conditioned so you aren't in the heat all the time. Found the history fascinating. Texas has such a rich history and this event in Beaumont reached across the world. The lady at the info center was wonderful, so helpful and knowledgeable.
Written June 29, 2023
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Diana W
Pinehurst, TX112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Liked the little town , however I would like to have seen more for young kids to do. I had my 5 yr old nephew with me and he really wasn’t that entertained. If they would have more hands on , I think it would have been better. Spindletop was not scheduled to go off while we were there. Will have to come to see that.
Good info, just more for adults who can understand what it all means
Written June 28, 2022
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Mark T
Ageo, Japan559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I visited here on Thursday, May 27th, 2021. It was empty. I paid only $5! I walked around the old boomtown. Once upon a time, there were a lot of oil wells around Beaumont. I think most of the oil is from offshore nowadays, I guess.
I saw a saloon, grocery store, barber, and mills in this museum. This museum preserved our history! You will learn the history of not only oil but also life in the early 20th century!
Written June 1, 2021
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Thank you so much for your excellent rating and great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time here.
Written November 8, 2021
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Vanessa
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Had so much fun looking at everything. It was very informative and interesting. Loved our tour guide Mattie, she took her time explaining everything very well. Great place to bring the kids so they can learn a little history.
Written January 8, 2020
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Thank you for your excellent rating and review. We appreciate it. We love to have families of all ages here so Mattie and the rest of the staff can treat you special.
Written January 8, 2020
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Nancy S
Waco, TX87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Enjoyed seeing how things were in the early oil field town. The exhibits were well done. Really appreciated that many of the buildings were air conditioned. Made us appreciate living in our modern time. Very reasonable admission charge.
Written June 10, 2021
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Thank you for your great review and excellent rating. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit here.
Written November 8, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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