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505 Willow Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
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Attractions in Beaumont

Beaumont has everything from art galleries to historic homes and museums commemorating athletes and inventors. Although there are a ton of museums to explore, the also city boasts some of the best places for birdwatching and plenty of fun attractions for all. Those who love the great outdoors will find much to enjoy about the Beaumont Botanical Gardens and the Big Thicket Natural Preserve, while the Gator Country Adventure Park offers animal enthusiasts a truly unique experience. Beaumont has a wonderful combination of history, culture, and outdoor adventure to captivate just about anyone. Read on to see where your next adventure will begin.


Art Museum of Southeast Texas
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas has permanent and rotating exhibits of works by artists from around the world. These include paintings, sculptures, and photographs that have a specific focus on Texas.
500 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 838-3432


Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum & Visitors Center
This museum commemorates the accomplishments of Beaumont’s own Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, also known as the world’s greatest woman athlete. In her time, “Babe” was an All-American basketball player, Olympic gold medalist, and world-class golfer.
1750 Interstate 10 East
Beaumont, TX 77703
(409) 833-4622


Beaumont Botanical Gardens
Beaumont’s botanical garden boasts more than 20 acres of space to leisurely explore. The garden is located in a migratory bird flyway and sits next door to the Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands which makes it an ideal place for bird watching.  
6088 Babe Zaharias Drive
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 842-3135


Beaumont Children’s Museum
The Beaumont Children’s Museum is a fun place for families. Creative and interactive exhibits and activities encourage children to enjoy learning about the world around them. 
701 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 651-8435


Beaumont Police Museum
The Beaumont Police Museum is dedicated to the history of law enforcement in Beaumont, and includes a collection of guns and unusual weapons used to commit crimes. There is also a law enforcement memorabilia dating back to the 1800’s and early 1900’s.
255 College Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 880-3825


Big Thicket National Preserve
Dense hardwood forests, backwater swamps, open waterways, and grassy meadows comprise the Big Thicket National Preserve, a more than 100,000-acre area that serves as an important home for a wide variety of wildlife. In 1981, the preserve was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and in 2001 the American Bird Conservancy named it a Globally Important Bird Area. The preserve has more than 40 miles of hiking trails and is an ideal place for birdwatching enthusiasts.
6102 Farm to Market Rd 420
Kountze, TX 77625
(409) 951-6700


Chambers Historical House Museum
Built in 1906, this family home is today a living museum full original nearly 100-year-old furniture and other artifacts. Much of the interior of the home remains as it has always been, so walking through the front door is like stepping back in time.
2240 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-4010


Clifton Steamboat Museum
More than 24,000 square feet of art galleries and other exhibits comprise The Clifton Steamboat Museum, a place dedicated to bringing to life the wards fought in Southeast Texas and Louisiana. Tours are available by appointment only, except for on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
8727 Fannett Road
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 842-3162


Dishman Art Museum
The Dishman Art Museum, located on Lamar University’s campus, features works produced by students and artists from around the globe. It’s also home to the Heinz and Ruth Eisenstadt Collection, which includes porcelains, paintings, and sculptures.
1030 East Lavaca Street
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 880-8959


Edison Museum
Beaumont’s Edison Museum is dedicated to the many inventions of Thomas Edison. The museum tells Edison’s story through interactive exhibits and displays of more than 60 historic objects.
350 Pine Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 981-3089


Fire Museum of Texas
The Fire Museum of Texas showcases the history of fire service with displays of equipment and photos from the 19th and 20th centuries. It also boasts a Dalmatian-spotted 24-foot-tall fire hydrant, the largest working fire hydrant in the world.
400 Walnut Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 880-3927


Gator Country Adventure Park
Gator Country is an alligator theme park that provides a truly one-of-a-kind experience. More than 350 alligators and four species of crocodiles call the park home, including the 1,000-pound, 14-foot-long “Big Al,” the largest alligator in captivity in Texas.
21159 FM 365
Beaumont TX, 77705
(409) 794-9453



Jefferson Theatre
The Jefferson Theatre is one of Beaumont’s historic buildings. Since it was constructed in 1927, the theater served as an orchestra hall, movie theater, and entertainment center for the city. Today, the theater shows movies, musical performances, and hosts a wide range of events.
345 Fannin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 838-3435


John Jay French Museum
Step inside the John Jay French House, the oldest home in Beaumont that has been resorted to its original state. Built in 1845, the home today houses numerous exhibits that showcase the life of a wealthy pioneer family in Texas.
3025 French Road
Beaumont, TX 77706
(409) 898-0348


McFaddin-Ward House Historic Museum
One of Beaumont’s grandest historic homes. Built in 1905 and 1906, this three-story house affords a glimpse into what life was like at the turn in the early 20th century.
1906 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-2134


Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica
The more than 100-year-old cathedral, modeled after St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome, is one of the most impressive historic buildings in Beaumont. Guided tours are offered by appointment Monday through Friday.
700 Jefferson Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 833-6433


Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum
This museum, located on Lamar University’s campus, commemorates the discovery of oil on Spindletop Hill, just south of Beaumont, in 1901. The museum features period reenactments, a gift shop, and more.
5550 Jimmy Simmons Boulevard
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 880-1750


Texas Energy Museum
Discover the history and science of the petroleum industry at the Texas Energy Museum. Interactive exhibits highlight the history of oil exploration, production, and refining at this museum, located in the historic museum district of downtown Beaumont.
600 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 833-5100


Tyrrell Park
Tyrrell Park is a sprawling natural area that includes the Henry Hornberg Municipal Golf Course, the Beaumont Botanical Gardens, and the 900-acre Cattail Marsh Wetlands, an important habitat for animals, birds, and fish. Numerous trails ideal for walking, biking, and horseback riding wind through the park.
5305 Tyrrell Park Road
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 861-1929


Tyrrell Historical Library
Captain W.C. Tyrrell purchased the First Baptist Church in 1923 and donated the building for library purposes to the City of Beaumont. It is the main genealogical library in Southeast Texas with archives focusing on the region.
695 Pearl St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 833-2759

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505 Willow Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
1-866-822-0245
www.beaumontcvb.com
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