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East Texas Oil Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun and educational

This museum is very well done. It’s fun and educational. It’s like truly stepping back in time... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shirley R
via mobile
An enlightening view into the past of Kilgore!

This museum took me back to a much simpler time in Kilgore when oil ruled all and put a spec of a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovetta W
Kilgore, Texas
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“street scene”(4 reviews)
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Hwy 259 at Ross Street, Kilgore College Campus, Kilgore, TX 75662
+1 903-983-8295
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is very well done. It’s fun and educational. It’s like truly stepping back in time. Highly recommend.

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum took me back to a much simpler time in Kilgore when oil ruled all and put a spec of a town on the map. Truly enjoyed the elevator trip "to the center of the earth" showing how oil is located and extracted today....More

Thank Lovetta W
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Second time there and was impressed all over again...there is lots to see and experience...the displays are superb and take you back into time...be sure to stay for the film in the theatre...I didn't want to leave...and don't forget to browse the gift shop...

Thank walkos1
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

What a surprising GEM! This is a very nicely laid out and informative museum. In the front area, there are educational displays showing a wide variety of the area specific cultural, happenings, and non-oil related aspects of the oil boom in East Texas in the...More

Thank johnA3890JQ
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this museum but I'm also a geek about oil stuff lol. A lil pricey but to me it was worth it

Thank scottcasey1989
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

For some one in the oil industry or no it a must see in Kilgore. Really enjoyed the history of the East Texas oil patch. Everything about life in the early discovery days and how it changed life from pure farming to boom towns. Explained...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Stopped on a road trip from Dallas to Miami, great stop. We all loved it. The kids were entertained. It taught us all things we did not know in a supper fun way.

Thank dagmarf04
Reviewed 24 March 2018

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
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!!!

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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

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16 July 2018|
Response from Redrosebud2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, 2-5 pm East Texas Oil Museum Hwy. 259 at Ross St. Phone: 903-983-8295
10 June 2015|
Response from km11s | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $8.00 Kids: $5.00 (ages 3-11) No senior discount