Board the coach for Beaumont where the fun never stops. Rich in oil heritage, Beaumont offers group friendly attractions along with top-notch accommodations and legendary southern hospitality. Visit the Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum where living history re-enactors will take you back to that fateful day January 10, 1901 when the Lucas Gusher exploded hundreds of feet into the Beaumont sky putting Beaumont on the map. The boomtown replica captures the spirit of the Spindletop era with authentically restored clapboard buildings and artifacts. Easily maneuver your motor coach into the museum's circle drive and experience the ground tremble as the Lucas Gusher explodes once again.
After experiencing a gusher of good times, drive over to Beaumont's Historic Museum District, located in the heart of downtown Beaumont on the Neches River where plenty of free motor coach parking is available. Easy loading and unloading is available in front of the Texas Energy Museum where groups will discover the beginnings of the Texas oil industry. Take a tour guided by cinematic robots that depict three generations of an oilfield family and tell the colorful story of the petrochemical industry. Interactive exhibits allow groups to explore the fascinating world of petroleum science from the formation of oil to the geology surrounding it.
Just a block from the Texas Energy Museum, The Fire Museum of Texas is housed in Beaumont's 1927 Fire Department Headquarter Station. It's the state's official fire museum and houses an expansive collection of vintage firefighting equipment, newspaper clippings and a gift shop. Capture your groups' image in front of the Original World's Largest Fire Hydrant donated to the museum by Disney; it has Dalmatian spots!
Across the street from the Fire Museum of Texas, Crockett Street Entertainment District offers the ideal location for a group to unwind. Recently remodeled to resemble the days when this was Beaumont's first area to see booming business and colorful night life, Crockett Street has something for everyone. A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, Crockett Street has Pancho Villa's Mexican Kitchen where groups can savor sizzling Mexican entrees or the Spindletop Restaurant where your group will enjoy down home Southern cooking. Throughout Beaumont, restaurants with unique settings offer group prices and free meals for motor coach drivers.
Along with interactive exhibits and historical museums, groups most enjoy Beaumont's beautiful weather and outdoor adventures. Beaumont's mild weather allows for year round outdoor activities. Go birding, canoeing or hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. The Big Thicket has hikes that are wheel chair accessible, ample motor coach parking and guides waiting to show your group the wonders of the Big Thicket's unique ecosystem. The Big Thicket is unique because it is a biological crossroads made up of four different regional characteristics: Southwest deserts, Central plains, Eastern forests, and Southeastern swamps. The Big Thicket's Visitor Center is open year round from 9am to 5pm and offers interactive exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the Big Thicket region.
Beaumont boasts a variety of youth sports year round. From sports to annual holiday festivals like July 4th on the Neches River to the Beaumont Boys Bash at Ford Park, celebrate with the whole family in Beaumont. Beaumont's food fairs, music festivals and annual events promise group friendly, family fun. Along with exciting attractions, family events and outdoor entertainment, Beaumont has accommodations to meet all your group's needs. From limited to full-service accommodations, Beaumont has a variety of hotel options.
For great weather, group friendly activities, free motor coach parking throughout the city and legendary hospitality, bring your group to Beaumont, Texas with a little something extra. To plan a Beaumont group tour itinerary, contact the CVB at (800) 392-4401.