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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
+1 409-880-1750
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Great history

I remember coming here as a kid. We took a lot of feild trips there. I remember the saloon. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aleskawashington
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Very Friendly and Informative

The staff are very friendly and helpful at the Spindletop Museum. It is located on the Lamar... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Raven2015
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Houston, Texas
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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“the oil boom” (14 reviews)
“boom town” (5 reviews)
“barber shop” (6 reviews)
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5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
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+1 409-880-1750
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember coming here as a kid. We took a lot of feild trips there. I remember the saloon. There was this really really tall saloon mirror.

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and rating. We get many visitors who remember coming as children on field trips. I hope you return and see the changes that we have made.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly and helpful at the Spindletop Museum. It is located on the Lamar University campus in Beaumont and was easy to find. The unique antique items from the oil boon era were fascinating, as were the recreated buildings that represented the...More

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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 rating and review. We are glad you enjoyed our museum!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Learned a lot about the first Texas oil well. Interesting to go inside of the old buildings and see what life was like back then. A must visit!

Thank Erick S
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Thank you for your excellent rating and excellent review. We love your word to describe us "Fabfrigentastic!"

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

If you like history and are interested in bringing your children or just yourself to go step back in time in the perfectly recreated town. One of my favorite museums to visit. On different occasions, they have events where they show you what it was...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and excellent rating. Look for more new events coming in the fall and spring.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

I visited as part of a tour group that was passing through the area. It was well worth a visit! The staff was extremely nice and provided us with a tour. The buildings are setup to the period and it was interesting to see. Even...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for your great review. We are always happy to give tours our best presentation.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We popped into this museum on the way out of Beaumont and I’m glad we did. Staff were fantastic- we got a really friendly welcome. The museum is a recreation of an old town during the oil boom but all the artefacts and antiques are...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you for stopping by and enjoying Gladys City. We appreciate your positive review.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I brought my parents visiting from Chicago to the museum. The reproduction of the boom town was very informative about the oil boom and the Lucas Gusher. It is a self guided tour with many buildings to walk through. It is great place to bring...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We enjoyed having you here.

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This was a nice recreation of a boom town with lots of history about the Spindletop oil boom and its impact on the economy of the Gulf Coast region. Everything was self-guided and some exhibits were more thorough than others, but overall it was a...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are a work in progress and are adding to the exhibits all the time. I hope you come back one day and see good changes.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

we enjoyed our visit and the staff was helpful. the place was full of things to see of how it was in the old days.

Thank derek9711
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2017

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate it.

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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Beaumont is the sire of the first big oil boom and this living museum recreates what the boom town was like in the early 1900s. The visit starts with video on the history of the spindletop gusher that provided a good historical overview. There are...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Thank you for your positive review. Help us to know what was lacking to get a 5. Thank you for visiting.

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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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john 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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