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Drake Well Museum

205 Museum Ln, Titusville, PA 16354-7657
+1 814-827-2797
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Interesting and informative

Well planned and designed site. The visitors center takes about an hour to go through and is full... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kathleen B
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, United States
More informative than propaganda-ist

The area, for a start, is beautiful and kinda wild. The museum itself is very thorough and tells... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Arctic_Lyon
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Tromso, Norway
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Exhibits, operating oil field machinery and historic buildings honoring the beginning of the modern oil industry.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oil industry” (24 reviews)
“steam engine” (6 reviews)
“exact spot” (3 reviews)
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205 Museum Ln, Titusville, PA 16354-7657
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+1 814-827-2797
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well planned and designed site. The visitors center takes about an hour to go through and is full of information about the oil industry in general and the industry in this particular area- there are exhibits about the history of oil drilling and exploration, the...More

Thank Kathleen B
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The area, for a start, is beautiful and kinda wild. The museum itself is very thorough and tells the history of oil in details. Of course, there is not much about the climate impact of oil exploitation, but overall, I felt that the museum was...More

1  Thank Arctic_Lyon
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Well planned and laid out museum. Outside working wells and pulley system was fascinating. Terrific staff. All in all a very informative and worthwhile visit.

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

it should be free to any child. A charge to a Museum? it is nothing but a busniess to exploit history and make $ . too many people are jammed together durning a tour.

Thank Mike s
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This museum is an excellent way to educate yourself about the oil industry in the U.S. and how it affects literally everyone in so many ways. Yes, there were negatives along the way. Yes, the land where the oil drilling was being done looked horrid...More

Thank RoBoTeq
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Whether hiding rocks, enjoying a train ride, taking a ride on the bike trail, looking for leaves for a school project, having pictures taken.....this place is a spot for all.

Thank tonannie
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Oh, this is just your average normal museum. Not exactly. It surpassed my expectations. It gives a great depiction of how it all began. It is a must see.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

The history of this place is fascinating! I'll probably visit again when I next go to the States, just for fun!

Thank DevineWard
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

I loved the old oil rigs and machinery as well as the modern museum with all the displays. I learned sooo much at Drakes's Well and wouldn't hesitate to go back again. The picnic area and tables were really nice, and a good place to...More

1  Thank aznance
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our whole family (parents and our kids ages 11-18) found this to be an excellent museum. The grounds and out-buildings are extensive, and the museum building has a lot of material as well. The highlight of the visit was the guide, Bill, in the building...More

1  Thank family1991
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Dawna V
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Response from cherimatanimalhouse | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay in the gift shop and once you are inside everything is included. The movie is shown inside the museum.
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