Attractions

With so many attractions here in Texas you'll be sure to find everything you need to make your trip fun and memorable for the entire family!

Family Fun

Kids big and small will love all the fun, kid-friendly things to do in Beaumont, Texas! With fun and adventurous activities, Beaumont is one fun spot for kids and their parents.

Gator Country Adventure Park

21559 FM 365
Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 794-9453

Gator Country provides a chance for all visitors to feed and have hands-on interaction with live alligators. The adventure park is home to more than 300 American alligators and also includes crocodiles, caiman and many other reptiles. Hours: Seasonal hours, please call ahead. Summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day): Open daily 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. Off-Season: Sat. – Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Open all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission: $11 children, $14 adults.

Adventure Kingdom

2952 Hwy 69 S
Lumberton, TX 77657
Phone: (409) 751-5464

Come have a royally good time at Adventure Kingdom! This Renaissance-themed family fun center features an 18-hole miniature golf course, zero-turning radius bumper cars, swan paddle boats, water wars attraction and a party cottage for special events. Your adventure awaits ye! Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m; Sun. 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Colorado Canyon

6110 Folsom Rd.
Beaumont, TX 77706
Phone: (409) 347-4386

Featuring the areas best miniature golf with 2 18 hole courses, Large Game Room, Gemstone and Fossil mining in a rustic mining town, Bungee Trampoline and Canyon Critters where you can stuff and dress you very own teddy bear or animal. They have a clean fun family atmosphere for people of all ages. While you are there make sure to try the pizza, it is simply delicious! Hours: Mon.-Thurs. noon-9 p.m.; Fri. noon-11p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 1-8 p.m.

Museums

Fire Museum of Texas

400 Walnut P.O. Box 3827 Beaumont, TX 77701 (409) 880-3927 Fax: (409) 880-3934

Open since 1984, this tribute to firefighters houses a collection of antique engines and firefighting equipment dating back to the 1800s. Take your picture in front of the original World's Largest Fire Hydrant! Activities for children include the chance to dress up in a firefighter uniforms and drive the fire engine simulator. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Open Saturdays by special appointment. Admission: Free, donations welcome.

Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum

5550 University Drive Hwy 69 at University Drive Beaumont, TX 77705 (409) 880-1750

Beaumont's early claim to fame - the Spindletop gusher - is authentically reproduced in this period museum of the early oil-rush town. See the world's only working replica oil gusher, a general store, a dry goods store, a log cabin saloon and a barbershop, among other buildings. Capture the magic of this boomtown on a self-guided tour. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays.

Texas Energy Museum

600 Main St. Downtown Beaumont, TX 77701 (409) 833-5100 Fax: (409) 833-4282

This is the definitive exhibit on the Texas oil industry: unlocking the energy of oil! See cinematic robots depict three generations of an oil- eld family. Historical characters share the captivating story of the Spindletop gusher that blew and started the petrochemical age in 1901. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Admission: $5 adults, $3 over 65 and children 6-12.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum & Visitor Center

1750 Interstate 10 E Beaumont, TX 77701 (409) 833-4622 (800) 392-4401 Fax: (409) 880-3750

The museum documents the multitude of awards, records and achievements throughout the life of the region's hometown legend, the world's greatest female athlete and Olympic gold-medalist, Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Hours: Daily, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission: Free.

Edison Museum

350 Pine St
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 981-3089

Through exhibits and displays of artifacts, the museum communicates the contributions of the electrical industry that resulted from the genius of Thomas Alva Edison. Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am

Beaumont Children's Museum

Oil City Brass Works Building
Corner of Neches & Crockett
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 651-8435

Through creative, interactive programming, the Beaumont Children's Museum provides all chlildren and families with an accessible environment that opens a window to the world around them and encourages them to look within and beyond.

Clifton Steamboat Museum

8727 Fannett Rd
Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 842-3162

Step back and relive the spirit of history featuring "Heroes... Past, Present, and Future," honoring our military and civilian heroes. The museum's art galleries bring to life the Wars fought in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, as well as the Steamboat era, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Upper art galleries of the museum feature original bronze sculptures, Native American artists, wildlife, and frontier paintings from famous artists. A special gallery in the museum is dedicated to the Boy Scouts with artifacts dating back before the 1960's. Call for admission and hours.

Musuem of the Gulf Coast

700 Procter Port Arthur, TX 77640 (409) 982-7000

The Museum of the Gulf Coast takes an eclectic look at Southeast Texas history through the ages. The museum boasts the largest mural in the area – a 125-foot painting highlighting significant events in the evolution of the region, a replica of Janis Joplin's Porsche, the original light from the Sabine Pass Lighthouse, and rare decorative artifacts from around the world. Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Admission: $2 - $4.

Temple to the Brave

1350 Pennsylvania
Beaumont, TX 77701

Located in Pipkin Park, the Temple to the Brave was built by the Daughters of the America Revolution in memorial of those who died in World War I. The date of the dedication - October 18, 1932 corresponds to the day 18 years earlier when American forces suffered some the heaviest casualties of the war - just a few days before the armistice of November 11, 1918 was signed.

Dutch Windmill Museum

1500 Boston Ave. Nederland, TX (409) 722-0279

The Dutch Windmill Museum in Nederland is a tribute to Dutch settlers. The first floor of the museum has a western theme, featuring artifacts that date back 100 years, including a suit, boots and other mementos of the late Tex Ritter, the country-and-western music star, who called Nederland home. Hours: Tues. - Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm until Sept. 1; Thurs. - Sun. 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm, after Sept. 1. Admission: Free.

Historic Homes

See history come alive in Beaumont's historic homes. You'll marvel at the bounty of Spindletop at the McFaddin-Ward House and appreciate the simple pioneer life of early southeast Texas settlers when visiting the John Jay French House Other historic homes such as the Pompeiian Villa and the W.H. Stark House also offer a glimpse into the families and traditions of days gone by.

McFaddin-Ward-House

1906 Calder Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701 (409) 832-2134 Fax: (409) 832-3483

The stately McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts Colonial style. The building and its furnishings re ect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for 75 years. Hours: Guided tours of the house: Tue. - Sat. 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm; Sunday (first floor only), 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. Children must be 8 years or older to tour the house. Carriage House: Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sun. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm; all ages welcome, self-guided tour. Admission: $3. Sunday tour of 1st floor, free.

John Jay French Museum

3025 French Road Beaumont, TX 77706 (409) 898-0348 Fax: (409) 898-8487

The John Jay French house, built in 1845, is one of the oldest surviving houses in Beaumont. It is also one of the first houses in Beaumont built with two stories, using milled lumber. The John Jay French Museum demonstrates the life of a prosperous Texas pioneer family from 1845-1865. The historic pioneer settlement, built by John Jay French, tanner and merchant, is filled with antique furnishings, clothing and pioneer household utensils. Outbuildings on the grounds include a blacksmith shop, tannery, privy and smokehouse. Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Admission: $1 to $3.

The Chambers House

2240 Calder Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701 (409) 832-4010 Fax: (409) 832-4012

Built in 1906, the house has been restored to interpret the years between 1920 and 1945. The Chambers House has all of the original family furniture and artifacts and tells an intriguing and delightful story of this middle-class Beaumont family. Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Admission: $1 to $3.

Art Galleries

Beaumont may be known for our oil history and heritage, but we also have watercolors, acrylics and pastels. You'll find works of the great masters as well as the up-and-comers in any of our many art galleries.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas

500 Main St.
Downtown
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 832-3432

This museum offers the area's most esteemed artwork, interactive features and family-friendly experiences. Stop for lunch at Two Magnolias or participate in Family Arts Day events offered four times a year. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun. Noon – 5:00 pm. Admission: Free; $2 donation suggested for adults, $1 for children.

Dishman Art Museum

1030 E. Levaca
Beaumont, TX 77710
Phone: (409) 880-8959

Opened on the campus of Lamar University in 1983, the Dishman Art Museum serves as a teaching facility, offering students an opportunity to experience diverse styles that reflect international trends as well as exhibit their own work. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Admission: Free, donations welcome.

The Art Studio, Inc.

720 Franklin
Near Downtown
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 838-5393

Providing for the most basic needs of artists, The Art Studio makes available affordable studio space and access to equipment for ceramics, painting, foundry, wood working, and metal work. The Art Studio exhibition space is an engaging alternative to museums and commercial galleries, encouraging the experimental work of living artists as opposed to marketing after the commercial potential has been established.

Entertainment

Beaumont is a seriously fun city, and we have amazing entertainment that will keep you coming back for more! Two-step to a Zydeco band or move to the strains of a blues harmonica. Catch a show at the Jefferson Theatre or take your sweetie to the movies at the Hollywood Star Theater . No matter what entertainment you're in search for, Beaumont has it all!

Beaumont has an amazing variety of performing arts that will amaze and inspire you. From the ballet to a company of players, Beaumont's entertainment scene gets rave reviews! If you're in the mood for some outdoor fun, check out our sports and nature adventures or perhaps take in some football at Lamar University. You'll work up your appetite with all the excitement our entertainment might bring, so don't forget to check out our Beaumont restaurants to refuel.

With so many entertainment options in Beaumont, it's easy to see why this amazing southern city is Texas... with a little something extra!

Crockett Street Entertainment District

200 Crockett St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 832-2944

Crockett Street is home to five historic buildings that have been restored to host Beaumont's best nightclubs, restaurants and a formal banquet facility. Also known for its festivals, Crockett Street regularly offers outdoor concerts, street parties and more.

Jefferson Theatre

345 Fannin
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 838-3435

Area thespians stay busy year-round filling the Community Players' billboards with five shows and an extensive children"s summer workshop. Come enjoy a production of the new BCP, where "local talent is center stage.”

Julie Rogers Theatre

765 Pearl & Forsythe
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 838-3435

Home to the Beaumont Civic Ballet, the Beaumont Civic Opera, Symphony of Southeast Texas and the Beaumont Ballet Theater, the Julie Rogers Theatre is a magnificent historic building accented with continental seating, exquisite chandeliers and twin grand staircases.

Beaumont Ballet Theater

4555 Calder Ave
Beaumont, TX 77706
Phone: (409) 892-0169

Established in 1982, the Beaumont Ballet Theater's highlight of the year is the annual performance of the classic ballet Cinderella. The school performances, which are performed as a gift to the community, represent the organization's greatest long-term success.

Dixie Dance Hall

234 Crockett St.
Beaumont, TX 77701

Two-tep to the stains of a blues harmonica and dance the night away at The Dixie Dance hall on the largest dance floor in Southeast Texas.

Hollywood Star Theater

Parkdale Mall
4455 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77706

12 Theaters; stadium-style seating, Opens at 12:30 p.m. Where moviegoers go!

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club at The Gig

240 Crockett Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 833-1700

The Gig on Crockett Street is the home for comedy every Saturday night as comics you've seen on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central take the stage at 8 pm and 10 pm.

Scooby Blue's

6010 S. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy
Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 833-2583

Beaumont's newest alternative bar and dance club. Doors open to anyone over 18.

Symphony of Southeast Texas

4345 Phelan Blvd. Ste. 105
Beaumont, TX 77707
Phone: (409) 892-2257

The Symphony of Southeast Texas is supported by hundreds of individuals and businesses from throughout the Southeast Texas region as well as by the Southeast Texas Arts Council and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Its season includes four Master Series Concerts plus a Pops Concert, a Holiday concert, four free Youth Concerts for area students, and a free Fourth of July concert in conjunction with the City of Beaumont's July 4th activities.

Tequila Rok

260 Crockett St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (409) 833-4002

You'll feel like you are on a South Caribbean vacation as the atmosphere is all about having Fun. The music is Greatest Hits ROCK N' ROLL. Inside don't be suprised if the're dancing on the bar tops, taking turns on the dancers stage or doing sqeeze bottle Tequila shots. The Blue Iguana Patio Bar is a great spot to hang out around the fire pit, listen to live music and join the Harley crowd on Wednesdays for Steak Night.

The Gig

240 Crockett St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone: (140) 983-4002

Tinseltown, USA

3855 IH-10 South
@ Walden Road
Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 840-4401

15 Theaters; stadium-style seating

Beaumont Civic Ballet

3717 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77706
Phone: (409) 838-4397

The Beaumont Civic Ballet produces some of the most outstanding dance performances in Southeast Texas . The company's repertoire includes classic ballets such as Copelia, Giselle, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker , a family favorite each holiday season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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