Fun FREE SETX Family Event – Spindletop Wildcatter Weekend 12/8

Finding appropriate family entertainment can be difficult for Southeast Texas Christians.

Television can be a mine field.


Movies can try a little too hard to make kids movies entertaining for adults as well. 

Cost also becomes an issue, especially at the holidays. An $8 entry fee for a family of five doesn’t get you much change back from a $50 bill.

In Southeast Texas, we are blessed to have places we can go to entertain- and educated our children without breaking the bank.

The Wildcatter Weekend on December 8 at Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown is a perfect chance to spend a few quality hours with your kids.

Not only will a lot of fun be had by all, but everyone just might learn something at the same time.

The only thing better than a fun family outing is one that is FREE.

This Wildcatter Weekend is in honor of Patillo Higgins. Call him a dreamer, a visionary, a pioneer or “The Millionaire,” the life and exploits of oilman Higgins are the stuff of legend. Besides his ability to locate oil throughout south Texas.

Higgins, in the early days of exploration at Spindletop, oversaw the planning for an “industrial Utopia” called Gladys City, including the design of a city map.

As we pay tribute to one of the more important — and colorful — historical Spindletop figures.

All Wildcatter weekends have a family activity. For the December event, families can learn about the craft of surveying and design their own “perfect city.”

These historical events are a community service provided by Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown, a part of Lamar University Beaumont.

So take advantage of learning more about your hometown – or your new town.

Family activity sessions are at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Reservations encouraged, but not required.

Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: Free admission all day, plus complimentary refreshments and

Note: Gusher re-enactment at 4 p.m.
Where: Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown, Hwy 69 and University Drive, Beaumont, TX
Phone: 409-880-1750

Visit Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Website 


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