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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
+1 409-880-1750
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So much fun!

If you like history and are interested in bringing your children or just yourself to go step back... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kaybo09
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Beaumont, Texas
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Living History!

I visited as part of a tour group that was passing through the area. It was well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Crimeguy
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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“the oil boom” (15 reviews)
“boom town” (7 reviews)
“barber shop” (6 reviews)
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5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
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+1 409-880-1750
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you like history and are interested in bringing your children or just yourself to go step back in time in the perfectly recreated town. One of my favorite museums to visit. On different occasions, they have events where they show you what it was...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review and excellent rating. Look for more new events coming in the fall and spring.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

I visited as part of a tour group that was passing through the area. It was well worth a visit! The staff was extremely nice and provided us with a tour. The buildings are setup to the period and it was interesting to see. Even...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you for your great review. We are always happy to give tours our best presentation.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We popped into this museum on the way out of Beaumont and I’m glad we did. Staff were fantastic- we got a really friendly welcome. The museum is a recreation of an old town during the oil boom but all the artefacts and antiques are...More

1  Thank MeghanG83
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for stopping by and enjoying Gladys City. We appreciate your positive review.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I brought my parents visiting from Chicago to the museum. The reproduction of the boom town was very informative about the oil boom and the Lucas Gusher. It is a self guided tour with many buildings to walk through. It is great place to bring...More

1  Thank LLBow1
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We enjoyed having you here.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This was a nice recreation of a boom town with lots of history about the Spindletop oil boom and its impact on the economy of the Gulf Coast region. Everything was self-guided and some exhibits were more thorough than others, but overall it was a...More

Thank Melissa Z
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are a work in progress and are adding to the exhibits all the time. I hope you come back one day and see good changes.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

we enjoyed our visit and the staff was helpful. the place was full of things to see of how it was in the old days.

Thank derek9711
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you for your great review. We appreciate it.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Beaumont is the sire of the first big oil boom and this living museum recreates what the boom town was like in the early 1900s. The visit starts with video on the history of the spindletop gusher that provided a good historical overview. There are...More

Thank Joseph B
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for your positive review. Help us to know what was lacking to get a 5. Thank you for visiting.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Very interesting museum set up like a little town. take you time and soak up the history. I learned a lot from the displays and intro video. Well worth the stop.

Thank blondie16
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for your great review and encouraging others to stop.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

And a real gusher she was too! Drilled in 1900 this amazing oil discovery soon surpassed the rest of the worlds production in total! But within 10y it was gone! And therin lies the boom/bust story of resource depletion.

Thank Kevin P
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thank you for your positive review and thank you for visiting. We would love to find out how to get a 5 from you!

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

If you love history, particularly Texas history, you'll really enjoy this. This is listed as a museum, but it's so much more. This is a faithful reproduction of buildings and businesses operating in Gladys City and Beaumont around 1900. The artifacts and furnishings are very...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your great review. I was happy to have met you when you came.

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jessiprie
25 March 2018|
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Response from Troy G | Property representative |
The actors come for special events. There will be actors on April 21 for our Gladys City Live event.
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Tammy C
25 July 2017|
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Response from Betty G | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 5. Seniors are 3. Children 6-12 are 2. Under free
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john c
31 December 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
If you read and learn the history, plan on 2 to 3 hours. The buildings out on the grounds are not heated so dress warmly.
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