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“Excellent Place to Learn about Beaumont History”

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Beaumont
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a great place to start your tour of Beaumont by seeing where "it all began" for the city and Southeast Texas. Gladys City also frequently offers family-friendly events, so check their website for the latest happenings. This is a must-see, especially for all the history lovers out there!

Thank Carol C
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"the oil boom"
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"gift shop"
in 9 reviews
"boom town"
in 5 reviews
"actual site"
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"own pace"
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"oil wells"
in 3 reviews
"love history"
in 3 reviews
"quick trip"
in 2 reviews
"printing press"
in 2 reviews
"historical buildings"
in 2 reviews
"general store"
in 2 reviews
"back in the day"
in 3 reviews
"oil business"
in 2 reviews
"showing how"
in 2 reviews
"air conditioned"
in 2 reviews
"enjoyed our visit"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

When visiting Beaumont check that the attractions are open. We found that a lot of attractions are shut on weekends. This was open but very small and disappointing. Basically a film show and a few buildings and that is it.

2  Thank MeggQ45
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Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

My first impression was "WOW!!!" The elderly lady working there was very knowledgable. She seemed very excited that I stopped by. She took time to show me around and I wasn't her only guest. I thought the displays excellent. I will go back anytime I'm in the area.

Thank Adv5110
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Lot of very nice displays showing early oil history in SE Texas and life there during that time period.

1  Thank GLTMarionIN
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were there (by chance) for the opening of the new Print Shop. It is a working Print Shop. As time goes on, hopefully they will get more things up and running. The history here is very interesting. Needs some better signage so you know what you're looking at. The movie was excellent.

Thank DCody
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