4400 MLK Blvd, Beaumont, TX 77710
Lamar University, often referred to as Lamar or LU, is a public coeducational doctoral/research university in Beaumont, Texas. Lamar has been a member of the Texas State University System since 1995. It was the flagship institution of the former Lamar University System. As of the fall of 2015, the university enrollment was 14,966 students. Lamar University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
345 Fannin St, Beaumont, TX 77701
The Jefferson Theatre is a historic performing arts theatre located on Fannin Street in downtown Beaumont, Texas. Designed by Emile Weil and built in 1927, it is an example of Old Spanish architecture and seats over 1400. The theatre was built by Jefferson Amusement Company, which was owned by Saenger Amusements. The theatre is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The theatre recently underwent a comprehensive multimillion-dollar renovation. It is also one of the few theatres in the country containing its original Morton organ, produced by the Robert Morton Organ Company.
Neches River Adventures
805 Main Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.
The Big Thicket National Preserve
6044 FM 420
Kountze, TX 77625
Phone: (409) 951-6800
The Big Thicket National Preserve was established by Congress in 1974. This combination of virgin pine and cypress forest, hardwood forest, meadow and black water swamp is managed by the National Park Service. Activities in the Big Thicket National Preserve include hiking, camping, bicycling, horseback riding, canoeing, birdwatching, fishing and more. Visitors find the Big Thicket to be a fun, educational trip for the entire family.
Babe Zaharias Drive, Beaumont, TX 77701
Whether you like to take a walk and enjoy beautiful wildlife in the 900-acre Cattail Marsh Wetlands Area - which provides a natural habitat for animals, birds and fish - or prefer to stroll among the gorgeous flowers, plants and trees at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens, Tyrrell Park has it all. The Henry Homberg Municipal Golf Course, also located inside Tyrrell Park, offers 18 holes of golf. In addition, a 2.8 mile walking trail, sheltered picnic tables, two lighted basketball courts, a playground area and restrooms complement the park. Hours: Daily, 6:00 am - 9:00 pm. Admission: Park entry is free; please see golf course listing for golf rates.
Spindletop Gladys City Boom Town
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd.
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 880 1750
The Spindletop oilfield, discovered on a salt dome formation south of Beaumont in eastern Jefferson County on January 10, 1901, marked the birth of the modern petroleum industry.
Through a self-guided tour, visitors to Gladys City experience 15 replica buildings filled with objects from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries that depict life during the first Spindletop oil boom. From a saloon and post office to a general store and livery stable, visitors get a glimpse of what it might have been like to work and live in the historic Spindletop oilfield.
We re-create the gusher using water and only run it for about 2 minutes. But it is always fun to watch how high the water will blow and what direction the spray will take. It is always free to enjoy the gusher re-enactment. Regular admission fees apply to museum entrance.
Texas Energy Museum
600 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Explore the fascinating world of petroleum science from the formation of oil to the geology surrounding it. Talking robotic characters relate the story of early oil well drilling. Discover the beginnings of the Texas oil industry as historical characters share their adventures of the great Spindletop Gusher of 1901. Interactive exhibits depict the unique history oil exploration, production and refining.
Museum of the Gulf Coast
700 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX 77640
What you see on exhibit at the Museum is only the tip of the iceberg. The Museum has more than 35,000 items, many of which are rarely on display. The Museum collects photographs, documents, and physical objects representing the biology and history of the Gulf Coast region ranging from prehistoric to present.
McFaddin Ward House
725 Third Street, Beaumont, TX 77701
The McFaddin-Ward House is a historic home in Beaumont built between1905 – 1906, in the Beaux-Arts Colonial Revival style. The 12,800-square-foot house and furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent family who lived in the house for seventy-five years. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
350 Pine St, Beaumont, TX 77701
The Edison Museum, a science and history museum about the life and inventions of Thomas Edison, is located in Beaumont, Texas at 350 Pine St. on the grounds of Edison Plaza. The museum building was formerly the Gulf States Utilities Travis Street Power Substation. The power substation came on line in 1929. According to the Texas State Historical Marker in front of the substation building, the substation provided power ranging from street lights to cotton gins to rice irrigation to refineries in spite of The Great Depression.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum
1750 Interstate 10 E, Beaumont, TX 77703
Established in 1969, the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Foundation was created to preserve and promote the legacy of Babe. It built the museum in 1976 and since then, has championed support for the woman athlete. Not only women golfers, but every woman's sport was considered when recognition was appropriate.
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St., Beaumont, TX 77701
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is an art museum in Beaumont, Texas, United States. Established in 1950 as the Beaumont Art Museum, it acquired its current name in 1987 and exhibits 19th century to contemporary American art.
2717 Delta Downs Dr, Vinton, LA 70668
Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino and Hotel is an American thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack in Calcasieu Parish, near Vinton, Louisiana in the southwest portion of the state. The facility is owned by Boyd Gaming.
Tyrell Park Golf Course
Babe Zaharias Dr, Beaumont, TX 77701
Enjoy some of the most enjoyable golf in Beaumont, Texas. Our golf course is perfect for all skill levels. Recent upgrades to our fairways and greens have greatly improved the quality of our course. Upon completion of your round, we are confident that you will choose to come back and play again and again.
Brentwood Country Club
4201 S Major Dr, Beaumont, TX 77707
Our scenic Brentwood Entertainment Complex Golf Club gives the golfer a feeling that is not found anywhere else near Beaumont golf. We feature 18-holes of Beaumont golf that is ideal for all levels of golfers and is designed to help you improve your game. Our idyllic settings will let you step away from life for a little while and focus on your golf passion. Our professionally engineered course will challenge you to decrease your score on our fairways, several water hazards and carefully placed sand traps. Following your round of golf, you will be seeking to come back and play more.
Bayou Din Golf Club
8537 LaBelle Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705
Texas golfers will enjoy golf at two of the Gulf Coast's finest golf facilities: Bayou Din Golf Club and Babe Zaharias Golf Course. Each of these golf courses, managed by Aquila Golf, hold a different experience for area golfers and destination golfers alike. Located in Southeast Texas and in close proximity to the Texas Gulf Coast, our golf facilities offer memorable golf and easy access to some of the best outdoor recreation opportunities in the country.
5115 IH 10 S, Beaumont, TX 77705
Ford Park is a multi-purpose park, arena, exhibit hall, pavilion, midway, and baseball/softball fields located on I-10 South in Beaumont, Texas. The park opened in 2003 and is the home of the South Texas State Fair. There is also an RV park on the site, the Gulf Coast RV Resort. In addition, there are eight meeting rooms and a regional visitor’s center.
21159 FM 365 Rd., Beaumont, TX 77705
Gator Country is an alligator theme park where guests can see the lifespan of an alligator and get up close and personal with nature's wild. With hands on activities like holding the baby gators to helping feed them, the whole family will find something to enjoy. There's even a gift shop to bring home a souvenir from your trip! Gator Country has over 350 alligators and 4 species of crocodiles along with Caimans, alligator snapping turtles, snakes and other reptiles. It is also home to the largest alligator in captivity in Texas, "Big Al". Weighing in at 1,000 pounds and almost 14 feet in length, Big Al is definitely Gator Country's main attraction
MCM Eleganté Hotel
2355 I-10 South Beaumont, Texas 77705