Near the original Spindletop site, Gladys City, founded in 1892, quickly became a bustling factory town for wildcatters to buy leases and live while tapping into the Spindletop oil boom. In 1975, a replica of the Gladys City Boomtown was created to preserve the city’s bustling beginning.
Peruse around the town – which includes a post office, saloon, general story, livery, working print shop and working replica gusher. On occasion, you can also see re-enactments of life during the oil boom at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum.
The Boomtown Museum features a gift shop full of Spindletop related gifts and souvenirs. Take home a bottle of crude oil, a book about Spindletop, a magnet, t-shirt and more. The gift shop also sells syrups, butter, peppers and other perishables from local farms.