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“The earliest Texas oil boom town”

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Beaumont
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Owner description: Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
Beaumont, Texas
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The earliest Texas oil boom town”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Authintic items and gives you a introduction to early oil production. If you are interested in early frontier life in Texas plus a look at how they drilled oil wells this is the place to go.

Visited September 2011
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lots of fun to walk back in time”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Set up as town was at the turn of the 20th century - old buildings with all the local ambience.

Visited April 2011
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Texas
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93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Saw dust city”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

If you do not know the term and you claim to know Beaumont then you better go here. Broaden your knowledge on Beaumont history.

Visited April 2011
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Thank 409Joe
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Vidor, Texas
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fun to see the Gusher!”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

The Museum, on special occassions, has people in period costumes that make the Lucas Gusher come alive, although it with water not oil. Quite a site and sight to see!

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Beaumont, Texas
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Boring, uninspiring”
Reviewed October 5, 2008

The exhibits are outdoors so wear weather-appropriate clothing. Overall, it's a cute mock-up of the original Gladys City area but seems very amateur. If you're out of things to do in the Beaumont area then it might be a good way to kill time but otherwise I wouldn't bother. The energy museum downtown doesn't have the recreated storefronts but does a much better job depicting the Boomtown days.

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