We have visited the East Texas Oil Museum and thought that is was very well done, interesting, and informative. Through a variety of different medium (movie, TV video, talking figures, and more) the museum takes back in time and through the history of the East Texas oil field, which unfolds in
way seldom experienced. The museum is built around a full scale boom town from the 1930's
with dramatic historical sound presentations that leave an unforgettable memory. You'll see original film footage, take a simulated elevator ride 3800 feet down a well shaft to an oil deposit, plus visit a period general store, barber shop, post office, machine shop, and more. Life size well done hand painted murals of early oil production depict life in the oil field and 1930s. And don't forget to stop in the gift shop for a memento of your visit.