Beaumont, Texas: Gusher Monument and Replica Oil Boomtown

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Address:
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX
Directions:
Southeast edge of the city. I-10 to US 69 south, to the University Drive exit.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 1-5, closed M. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
409-880-1750
Admission:
Boomtown $5. Monument is free.
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Gusher Monument and Replica Oil Boomtown

It's the spot where black gold, Texas tea, first exploded out of the ground. Preserved for educating present and future fans of oil.

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Gusher Monument and Replica Oil Boomtown

Actually the monument was originally a mile south, but had to be moved due to subsidence from sulphur mining. It was moved in the '60s and again to the present location in 1978.

[J. J. Kwashnak, 04/21/2014]

Boomtown.

Gusher Monument and Replica Oil Boomtown

There is a charge for admission. $3 for adults, but discounts for others. There are also picnic tables on the front under shade trees. Very nice gift store.

[Kim, 12/13/2010]
Gusher Monument and Replica Oil Boomtown

You can see the gusher from Hwy 69. It is very close to Lamar University -- actually Lamar owns it now. Great photo opportunities as well, especially in front of the saloon.

[Kim, 02/21/2010]

Replica oil derrick.

Replica Oil Boomtown

The Replica Oil Boomtown has been closed for repairs following 2005's Hurricane Rita. But beginning April 7, 2007, its replica oil gusher will blow at 2:30 PM, and will do so on the first Saturday of each month for the rest of the year. Viewing is free. According to a press release, the gusher "is also available to blow for private groups by appointment." Interested parties can call 409-835-0823.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 04/06/2007]

December 2007: The Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum will reopen on January 12, 2008.


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