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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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Wonderful Museum for adults and Kids!

If you are in Kilgore, Texas this is a must place to visit. the program is laid out to give... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Redrosebud2014
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Algonquin
One of a kind experience

The museum offers a fully interactive experience. We took a very impressive walk back through time... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
884toddp
via mobile
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“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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"the oil boom"
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"oil industry"
in 11 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 8 reviews
"street scene"
in 3 reviews
"oil wells"
in 2 reviews
"movie theater"
in 8 reviews
"re creation"
in 2 reviews
"the main attraction"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 9 reviews
"special effects"
in 2 reviews
"great movie"
in 2 reviews
"historical information"
in 2 reviews
"step back in time"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 2 reviews
"united states"
in 2 reviews
"main street"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Kilgore, Texas this is a must place to visit. the program is laid out to give everyone an working knowledge of the oil strike in eastern Texas. There very orientated for children, example the elevator to the center of the earth....More

Thank Redrosebud2014
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The museum offers a fully interactive experience. We took a very impressive walk back through time and learned a considerable amount Kilgore, Texas and the Great East Texas Oil Boom!!!

1  Thank 884toddp
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I love this museum and have been there multible times. The museum takes you through the oil history of East Texas. The different exhibits are detailed and if you need more information there is always a helpful and very knowledgeable employees close to you. Every...More

Thank nwinther2000
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This museum is incredible. The exhibits are informative, and the mock-up town is awesome. Great movie. A must-see attraction.

Thank ProfDallas
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I have been here multiple times and each time is as good as the last visit. There are so many time period pieces to appreciate and the "mock" town of Kilgore during the boom is simply fantastic. I love that you can actually be up...More

Thank slrker
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 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
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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
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Reviewed 9 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
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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
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Adults: $8.00 Kids: $5.00 (ages 3-11) No senior discount
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