The 10 Best Things to Do in Beaumont, United States

September 15, 2017 Esmeralda Fenner

Beaumont (/ˈboʊmɒnt/ BOH-mont) is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located in Southeast Texas on the Neches River about 90 mi (140 km) east of Houston (city center to city center), Beaumont had a population of 118,296 at the time of the 2010 census, making it the twenty-fourth-most populous city in the state of Texas.
Restaurants in Beaumont

1. McFaddin-Ward House Museum

1906 Calder St, Beaumont, TX 77701-1517 +1 409-832-2134
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

McFaddin-Ward House Museum

The Beaux-Arts Colonial-style house and its furnishings reflect the lifestyle of the prominent rancher's family who struck oil at Spindletop and made it their home for seventy-five years. Today, the museum offers docent-led tours of the house for guests 8-years and older, self-guided tours of the carriage house and gardens, as well as year-round events and programming. Through education and community outreach, the museum reaches a wide range of audiences. From school tours and internship opportunities to educational lectures and activities, the McFaddin-Ward House Museum offers something for everyone. Reservations are highly recommended. Docent-led tours are offered Tuesday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $5 per person. On Saturdays tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. for $5 per person. Sundays feature a free first-floor tour from 1:00 to 3:00. Call for tour details and reservations.

Reviewed By pnkgirl27 - San Antonio, Texas

Such an amazingly beautiful home! It is a very large dominate home that was wonderful to see. They offer tours and also you can walk the outside grounds if you are pressed for time. The architecture is breathtaking. A very inviting place!Thank you so kindly. We are delighted to have guests who appreciate the house's beauty and history as we do!

2. Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd., Beaumont, TX 77705 +1 409-880-1750
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Museum exhibiting life in Spindletop during the first oil boom.

Reviewed By Michael H

Historical 1900's town pays tribute to the Spindletop gusher oil well -- largest gusher in the world at that time. The well started Texas on the trail to becoming oil country. The population of Beaumont went from 10,000 to 50,000 practically overnight. This is a...MoreThank you for your positive review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit and let others know about it.

3. Fire Museum of Texas

400 Walnut St, Beaumont, TX, Beaumont, TX 77701-2344 +1 409-880-3927
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Fire Museum of Texas

The Fire Museum of Texas is housed in the historic 1927 Central Fire Station for the City of Beaumont. View interactive exhibits for the entire family that trace the history of the fire service in the state of Texas. Our exhibits explore equipment, trucks and fire fighting methods from the mid-1800s to the present. Perhaps one of the most comprehensive fire museums in the nation our exhibits feature a 1856 Howle Hand Drawn Tub Pumper, a 1909 Ladder Truck and a 1931 REO Light Truck - the first of its kind in the entire world. An interactive Fire Safety House allows children to practice escaping from a house fire.

Reviewed By survivor5804 - Houston, Texas

I didn't go to the museum. I just came for the Roadside America Dalmatian fire hydrant attraction! Most definitely worth the stop! So much so that when we came through for our Florida trip we stopped again to bring my eight year old niece. She loved it. So did the teens in the car who didn't want to stop.

4. Gator Country

21159 Fm 365 Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705-8810 +1 409-794-9453
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4 based on 151 reviews

Gator Country

Wildlife and Alligator Adventure Park. Home of the legendary "BIG AL" at 13'4" and now introducing "Big Tex" at 13'8.5" largest live alligator capture in the world.

Reviewed By cdb4572017 - Beaumont, Texas

This place provides an unusual educational experience. The owner is extremely passionate about these animals and lives to pass on his knowledge. A must see while in the area.

5. Beaumont Botanical Gardens

6088 Babe Zaharias Dr, Beaumont, TX 77705-6747 +1 409-842-3135
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Beaumont Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By Mike-Pam W - Beaumont, Texas

Beautiful and peaceful but because the indoor area is like a walk-through terrarium, it's very warm and humid. The water features and small bridge add to it's beauty. The lush indoor garden area provides exceptional picture taking opportunities. A must-see especially for those who live in Southeast Texas and those who enjoy the peace and tranquility of walking through areas of lush green foliage.

6. Colorado Canyon

6110 Folsom Dr, Beaumont, TX 77706-7266 +1 409-347-4386
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Colorado Canyon

Colorado Canyon offers 2 18 hole Miniature Golf courses with a large 12' tall waterfall, Arcade Games, Noble Romans Pizza and other Snack Bar items. Also offered are Gemstone and Fossil Mining in an authentic looking western town setting, Canyon Critters (their version of Build-a-bear), and the Canyon Jumper (trampoline with bungee cord harness). Birthday Party facilities, Covered Porch & Picnic areas are also available as well.

Reviewed By Jewell R - Texas

If it is a Hot Day/ like in the 90 degree mark, Skip It because you will literally MELT.....But it is so Awesome to play on. And they do have Snacks and Lunch time items! The put put is the only part that is outside where it's a great way to have Fun only if the weather cooperates with you. The humidity in this town is Awful....which makes it miserable and seem hotter than it normally is. Use Sun Screen!!! The rest of the place is inside and Air Conditioned which is a big Yeah. It may be more of something you can do in the evening's so that you will for sure Love this Place... Jewell

7. Jefferson Theatre

345 Fannin St, Beaumont, TX 77701-3207 +1 409-838-3435
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5 based on 27 reviews

Jefferson Theatre

Reviewed By Michael O - Murphy, Texas

We went to the Jefferson Theatre to see the Goo Goo Dolls play. What a beautiful Theatre. Beautiful outside and the inside decoration was amazing. Jefferson is a throw back to times gone by. Very comfortable seating. Easy access. Lots of parking. Sadly, not a lot else going on in Beaumont.

8. Art Museum of Southeast Texas

500 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701-3213 +1 409-832-3432
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4 based on 39 reviews

Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Located in downtown Beaumont, Texas, just beyond the bustling traffic of Interstate 10, people find a Texas-sized surprise whent they visit the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. There's always so much to see with rotating art exhibits, exciting educational activities and fun-filled family events. AMSET's exhibitions focus on 19th through 21st Century American fine and folk art with an emphasis on regionalism. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Reviewed By Ed M - Tampa, Florida

The museum was a bit smaller than I expected, however we found it interesting. There was a variety of displays with interesting paintings and other art works. We found Felix "Fox" Harris, the artist what creates art from recycled material and scrap metal very interesting.
There was no charge, but a request for donations at the door ( $5/adult, $2(?) child)

9. Texas Energy Museum

600 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701-3305 +1 409-833-5100
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4 based on 37 reviews

Texas Energy Museum

History and science museum that tells the colorful story of Texas oil. Discover petroleum science from geological formation in ancient seas to modern day refining. Experience the saga of the Spindletop oil field in 1901.

Reviewed By Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat - Lafayette, Louisiana

Enjoyed the various displays there. Real must if you are in the oil business. Lots of good historical perspectives on the development of oil and gas industry.

10. Parkdale Mall

6155 Eastex Fwy, Beaumont, TX 77706-6797 +1 409-898-2224
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4 based on 38 reviews

Parkdale Mall

Located in Beaumont, TX, Parkdale Mall features more than 150 specialty stores such as Buckle, Aeropostale, Hot Topic, Justice, and PacSun as well as Sears, Dillards, Macy's and JCPenney.

Reviewed By StarlightWitch - Sour Lake, Texas

Great Mall for just spending the day with teenagers! I feel safe letting them go off on their own for an hour or so, then check back in with me! But most of the time we walk around together, or enjoy a meal or snack in the Food Court! Lots of great stores, Maurice's, H&M, JC Penney and Sephora, and the list goes on!

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