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East Texas Oil Museum

Hwy 259 at Ross Street, Kilgore College Campus, Kilgore, TX 75662
+1 903-983-8295
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Absolutly five stars make a detour to visit

We visit on our trips through the USA a lot of museums but this is the one you should not miss. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ron P
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Velsen, The Netherlands
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Ok museum -- seen better days

Came based on strength of reviews. While it had the signs of being a good museum some of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mastachiw
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Parker
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“the oil boom” (25 reviews)
“oil industry” (11 reviews)
“elevator ride” (8 reviews)
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Hwy 259 at Ross Street, Kilgore College Campus, Kilgore, TX 75662
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+1 903-983-8295
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit on our trips through the USA a lot of museums but this is the one you should not miss. We being dutch, so not knowing very much about the oil sector in Texas, learned a lot. The museum teaches you what it was...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came based on strength of reviews. While it had the signs of being a good museum some of the exhibits did not work and we did not get the audio. Without the audio it is a bit hard because there are few placards really telling...More

1  Thank Mastachiw
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We took the tour with a guide - which really isn't necessary, but a guide was available so we took advantage of their services. You'll see a brief video about their oil rush which is informative. The most impressive feature, in my opinion, is their...More

Thank LASocialWorket
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for local and out of town visitors. It's a little trip back in time to the early 1930s when the United States was in the great depression, but Kilgore and east Texas struck oil. It's around $8.00 for kids I...More

Thank Spursdynasty12
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

This museum is just one building, although it seems to be packed with elaborate, professional dioramas. However, the associated website was not clear about the fees. Current rates are about $8 adults & $5 children. The young lady at the front entrance was a very...More

2  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 11 April 2017

while visiting Kilgore with my sister and her grandchildren we decided to visit the museum, this place is interesting and informative. the children are 11 and 14 and found it to be really good fun. although not that big we found enough to keep us...More

Thank Britsis
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Learned a lot about the history of east Texas oil. They have a cute area that is a recreated Main Street with historical items.

Thank kmkrhia
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must see in Kilgore! Welcome to the East Texas Oil Museum, located on the campus of Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. This fascinating museum houses the authentic re-creation of oil discovery and production in the early 1930s from the largest oil field...More

Thank Brandy D
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This place wa really good! It lays out the history of oil (and makes you wonder why we buy the foreign stuff!). The history was fascinating. Several of the displays are inter-active and the 8 minute long elevator journey to the center of the earth...More

Thank Nancy I
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Excellent presentation of historic oil boom with many attractions to tell the story. Good special effects. You leave with a sense of actually being there at the time of the boom.

Thank Travellingpoke
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Response from km11s | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $8.00 Kids: $5.00 (ages 3-11) No senior discount
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