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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

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5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
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Debbie B wrote a review Sep 2020
Columbia, Louisiana43 contributions3 helpful votes
If you’re ever wanting to get a little history of the “oil boom” this is a great place to go! Staff was very friendly and so knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Responded Sep 17, 2020
Thank you so much for your great review and rating. We enjoyed having you!
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Austin_TexasMelissa wrote a review Aug 2020
Austin, Texas34 contributions11 helpful votes
This is a great place to stretch ones legs, let the kids run around while getting a great history lesson!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Thank you so much for your review and rating. We love being a family-friendly place.
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Darryl wrote a review Aug 2020
Lake Charles, Louisiana1 contribution
My wife, daughter, and I were at the museum recently. We were very impressed with the museum and the story it was telling. Lots of old items from the late 1800’s/ early 1900’s. If you like history, this is a great place to spend a couple of hours or more if you like to read everything.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Responded Aug 31, 2020
Thank you so much for your excellent review and rating. We are so happy you enjoyed it.
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scott r wrote a review Jun 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland492 contributions156 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Responded Jun 24, 2020
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.
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Natalie W wrote a review Mar 2020
102 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Responded Mar 11, 2020
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.
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