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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
+1 409-880-1750
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If you love history, you'll enjoy this site. There are individual office buildings that speak to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DelawareLA
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Houston, Texas
Brief visit

The history here is great. It really shows you a lot of the inner workings of how Spindletop came... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Jason S
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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“the oil boom” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
“boom town” (4 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 2 weeks ago

If you love history, you'll enjoy this site. There are individual office buildings that speak to the various types of businesses associated with the oil boom era. Each building has relics related to the specific kind of business represented; general store, dentist office, vintage cars...More

Thank DelawareLA
Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed Gladys City.

Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

The history here is great. It really shows you a lot of the inner workings of how Spindletop came to be. Very informative.

1  Thank Jason S
Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you were able to come and learn about Spindletop.

Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

This museum is very informative about the Port Arthur/Beaumont area. It explains the oil rush in great detail but also keeps it interesting. The old town is so neat and transforms the whole experience into something unique. Even better, you can get through the whole...More

Thank Kindel L F
Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you for your great review. Our goal is to transport our visitors to another time period and give them a unique experience. Thank you for enjoying Gladys City.

Reviewed June 21, 2017

Needing to break up a long road trip with middle school kids we opted for a stop in Beaumont and located this museum. WoW! What a surprise. It was a true step back into time with, although replica buildings, authentic architecture and furnishings. It was...More

Thank Janet R
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2017

Thank you for your great review. We love introducing children to a time in the past. Thank you for coming and enjoying Gladys City!

Reviewed June 15, 2017

Walk through museum representing the Spindletop oil discovery. Authentic and antique printing shop, living spaces, livery stable, blacksmith forge showing how people lived during the 19th and early 20th century. Recommend for older kids, the items are within reach and babies will be hard to...More

Thank Beverly D
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We love that people can walk in the various buildings and see different aspects of life of the early 20th century.

Reviewed June 10, 2017

This gem is a great idea for bringing the kids, its not a huge town like people may think nice size to walk around and really get a idea of the old west and how people lived and worked. The cool part is You get...More

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for your positive review. Kids love going in to our buildings and seeing how life was lived over 100 years ago. Thank you for stopping by and experiencing our place.

Reviewed May 19, 2017

Tour was excellent, a reenactment was staged for the delight of all present. They had the gusher go off, which was spectacular.

Thank dc1scsi
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Thank you for the great review. We enjoyed having you here with us. We also enjoy having events such as the one you attended and having our re-enactors out. They really make visiting Gladys City fun!

Reviewed April 16, 2017

We weren't expecting much out of this, but were very surprised. The history of the gusher and the depiction of the village was very interesting and well done. The signage for each exhibit was very informative. We spent about 2 hours there and felt as...More

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2017

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience here.

Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Spent an hour and you could spend longer as the whole story is represented very well. Artifacts and buildings are well done with very descriptive and informational plaques. The receptionist was lively and excited about the village which added to the experience!

3  Thank RJourn
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are proud about our city which makes us lively and excited. We are happy you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the village and learning the story behind the discovery. Each business was well displayed with good signage. The film was well done also. There was a great place to eat down the road called hamburger depot.

2  Thank Betty G
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

Thank you for the great review. We are happy you enjoyed the film and the village and found a place to eat.

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Tammy C
July 24, 2017|
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Response from Betty G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 5. Seniors are 3. Children 6-12 are 2. Under free
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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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