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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705
+1 409-880-1750
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Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Traveled with a group of 20 to the museum. There was a brief introductory video which was quite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ATP828
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Spring, Texas
1900's Beaumont Recreated Town

Historical 1900's town pays tribute to the Spindletop gusher oil well -- largest gusher in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
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Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“the oil boom” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
“actual site” (3 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 6 days ago

Traveled with a group of 20 to the museum. There was a brief introductory video which was quite informative. We then proceed to the guided tour by the director of the museum who explained each building and its contents and importance in the town during...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We enjoyed having your group here. You made my job not work but fun. Thank you for coming here.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Historical 1900's town pays tribute to the Spindletop gusher oil well -- largest gusher in the world at that time. The well started Texas on the trail to becoming oil country. The population of Beaumont went from 10,000 to 50,000 practically overnight. This is a...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and let others know about it.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beaumont is where Oil became an industry in 1901. This is very well set up with many areas set up in lifelike scale to show how life was back at that time. Check your calendar before you go because periodically they set off the gusher...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent review. We have an active event and gusher schedule. Thank you for telling people about it.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

If you love history, you'll enjoy this site. There are individual office buildings that speak to the various types of businesses associated with the oil boom era. Each building has relics related to the specific kind of business represented; general store, dentist office, vintage cars...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed Gladys City.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The history here is great. It really shows you a lot of the inner workings of how Spindletop came to be. Very informative.

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you were able to come and learn about Spindletop.

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is very informative about the Port Arthur/Beaumont area. It explains the oil rush in great detail but also keeps it interesting. The old town is so neat and transforms the whole experience into something unique. Even better, you can get through the whole...More

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Troy G, Director at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your great review. Our goal is to transport our visitors to another time period and give them a unique experience. Thank you for enjoying Gladys City.

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Needing to break up a long road trip with middle school kids we opted for a stop in Beaumont and located this museum. WoW! What a surprise. It was a true step back into time with, although replica buildings, authentic architecture and furnishings. It was...More

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you for your great review. We love introducing children to a time in the past. Thank you for coming and enjoying Gladys City!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Walk through museum representing the Spindletop oil discovery. Authentic and antique printing shop, living spaces, livery stable, blacksmith forge showing how people lived during the 19th and early 20th century. Recommend for older kids, the items are within reach and babies will be hard to...More

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review. We love that people can walk in the various buildings and see different aspects of life of the early 20th century.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

This gem is a great idea for bringing the kids, its not a huge town like people may think nice size to walk around and really get a idea of the old west and how people lived and worked. The cool part is You get...More

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you for your positive review. Kids love going in to our buildings and seeing how life was lived over 100 years ago. Thank you for stopping by and experiencing our place.

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Tour was excellent, a reenactment was staged for the delight of all present. They had the gusher go off, which was spectacular.

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Troy G, Manager at Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for the great review. We enjoyed having you here with us. We also enjoy having events such as the one you attended and having our re-enactors out. They really make visiting Gladys City fun!

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Adults are 5. Seniors are 3. Children 6-12 are 2. Under free
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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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