Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum, Beaumont

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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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  • What an unexpected stop. We visited here during the weekend before Thanksgiving. Entrance fee was nominal. Because there were only a few visitors that afternoon, we were able to talk at length to.....  more
    What an unexpected stop. We visited here during the weekend before Thanksgiving. Entrance fee was nominal. Because there were only a few visitors that afternoon, we were able to talk at length to.....  more »
  • What a hidden gem! Maddie was great, so friendly and informative. The displays were so interesting. Make sure u watch the short movie while you’re there. 
    What a hidden gem! Maddie was great, so friendly and informative. The displays were so interesting. Make sure u watch the short movie while you’re there.  more »
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  • This place is such a special place to experience. It really does feel like you've stepped into one of the first towns settled here in the area! Such a fun place to explore and hear of the first oil strike in 1901! They have events throughout the year and an old fashioned gift shop that had wooden toys, homemade jams/soaps and books that our family loved. An awesome stop to spend the afternoon being transported in time!
  • I took a group here for a day event just to tour different historic areas of Beaumont and we were not disappointed! The director Troy, graciously gave us a guided tour around this model boomtown, representative of what Beaumont would have looked like in its early days. This is definitely worth a visit, very fun and educational! For an extra treat, it's certainly worth going on a day when they will run the geyser (just water today) - what a sight to see as your mind imagines what Beaumont's early residents would have thought as they saw a similar plume (of oil!) that ran for days..!

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