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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

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Address: 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone Number: +1 409-880-1750
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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.

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A fun couple hours

A fun look at history. Not life changing but a fun diversion for a couple hours. Not the actual location of Spindletop, but reconstruction built in the mid 70's. the people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
rwdawtravel
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun look at history. Not life changing but a fun diversion for a couple hours. Not the actual location of Spindletop, but reconstruction built in the mid 70's. the people were friendly and going during the week we were the only ones there.

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nederland tx
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took out grand kids to see the gusher before Lamar Home coming game .This is the first time we have been here ,it is really a cool place for kids and Adults to see things from our past .They have old oil field equipment ,and old printing press shops ,and a lot of other things from the early 1900... More 

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

We enjoy shooting out gusher for homecoming. We are glad that you came for it! More 

Nederland, Texas
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143 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Many people overlook Glady's City. It's an amazing place that shows the history of how Beaumont, Texas came to be!!! Do not pass it up!!!

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We think the place is amazing, too! More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I went just because we were riding around and wanted to go do something. It was the best time , we got to watch the gusher shoot water it was cool. The little town was really cool how all the stores were old.

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1 Thank Young_and_Hungry_12
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We love our gusher and our town. I'm glad you were riding around on our end of town. More 

Madison, Ohio
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a reproduction town of the early oil wildcatting. Was very educational. My grandson was my tour guide.

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad to be a place that you can share with your family and friends! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A lot of history,Very good. Would recommend it to go see and spend time looking around,very interesting.Well worth you time to go and see !!!

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1 Thank Kenneth K
Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are always happy to see people taking time to see what we have and learn about Spindletop. More 

Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Witnessed a demonstration of the "big" oil find that started the oil boom. Period clothed staff in a repro little town

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Several times through the year, we have re-enactors dressed in period clothing. The anniversary celebration every year in January is a popular event to see this. More 

Vadodara, India
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Small but marvelous place to visit if you love history and want to discover how the oil was discovered etc etc, then you must visit this place.

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We look our overseas visitors and happy you made this one of your American destinations to visit. More 

Bishopville, Maryland
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136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time seeing all the buildings, artifacts/antiques, and learning the history. Good for all ages. The buildings are air conditioned so good on hot day too. Took us two hours.

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and we are happy you enjoyed Gladys City even in the heat. The air conditioners, though not 1901 technology, allow people to enjoy the museum even in August. More 

Katy, Texas
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74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

It is a recreation of the town when the oil was discovered. You get a short film first telling you the history of how Beaumont grew from 5000 to 50,000 and how the oil derrick grew from 1 to 286 and then after 10 years they went dry and back down. There is a sample of a lawyer's office, saloon,... More 

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We are happy you enjoyed yourself here and we also think that this is a great stop for anyone who lives in Texas. More 

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