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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

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

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The Place Where Oil Started

This was the place Oil Started in Texas and the USA!!! Back then they didnt know how to control it as the do today, there were tens or hundreds of oil wells and the soil was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mauriliogm
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Beaumont, Texas
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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was the place Oil Started in Texas and the USA!!! Back then they didnt know how to control it as the do today, there were tens or hundreds of oil wells and the soil was black with tar and oil.

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

Thank you for your positive review. This is a great place to learn about oil that was found in Beaumont. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of a museum that is a bit off the beaten track, but a truly authentic preservation of a 1901 oil boom town. My Dad and I loved the ability to wander through all the old businesses and clearly see what they were like back in the day.

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

Thank you for coming by. Thank you for the positive review. Many people enjoy that you can walk in the old buildings like people would back in 1901. More 

Elgin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends and family on the annual day when they celebrate the Lucas Gusher that happened on 10 January 1901. They had a temperance march to the saloon, tea in the saloon, gunfights, barbershop music and more. Five dollars for adults, two dollars for 6-18 and under five were free. In my opinion this day is the best... More 

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

We love the Anniversary event and getting people to go back in time. Thank you for coming out and enjoying yourselves despite the weather. More 

Mansfield, TX
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a complex of reproduced buildings depicting the time of the Lucas Gusher at Spindle Top around 1900 near Beaumont. Be sure to start with the video to help understand the rest of the exhibits.

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

Thank you for your positive review. The video does help to understand why Spindletop was important. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We try our best to treat everyone well while they are here. More 

nederland tx
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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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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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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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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10 attraction reviews
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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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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 

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