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Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, Beaumont

(4.6/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
January 10, 1901 – the day the Lucas Gusher came in on Spindletop Hill, south of Beaumont, Texas. From that day to this, Texas and the world have never been the same. Come, step back in time as you visit 15 buildings that re-create life on Spindletop Hill & in Gladys City.
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  • We enjoyed the village and learning the story behind the discovery. Each business was well displayed with good signage. The film was well done also. There was a great place to eat down the road called...  more »
  • Went here for something to do to getaway from just camping. It was a good price for seniors, $3 and didn't feel it was a waste of money at that price. Interesting to read about how the oil boom all st...  more »
  • Reasonably well done reconstruction of Gladys City at the time of the oil boom. The buildings are filled with vintage things. However, it isn't particularly compelling. The best collection is of old p...  more »
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  • Fun place to host an event! Great place to see our local history. Troy is very pleasant to work with!
  • Fantastic place. The staff there were very helpful. They hosted our annual Field Day event this year and were very helpful. Our club, Beaumont Amateur Radio Club occupied the place from Saturday Morning, June 25 to Sunday afternoon, June 26th. We would like to send them a BIG thanks for helping. I would highly recommend visiting the museum.
  • It is the best museum on Beaumont.. Teach the history of Boomtown and give you a taste of the old days
  • Very informative, lots of history on spindletop, oil and some on the Beaumont area in general.