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Texas-Size Family Fun in Beaumont

Visitors will find no shortage of kid-friendly activities in Beaumont, where families can pose for photos at the world's largest working fire hydrant, cradle a baby gator, experience the wonders of nature on a leisurely boat ride, experience life in an oil boomtown or engage in friendly competition on the mini-golf course or go-kart track. Gator Country Adventure Park At this alligator theme park, kids can meet the famous "Big Al," Texas' largest gator in captivity at more than 13 feet long and 1,000 pounds. The park doubles as an alligator rescue and is home to more than 300 gators, crocodiles, turtles, snakes and nonstop…

Beaumont, Texas Fact Sheet & Overview

Overview: Chosen by fortune for glory, the world first knew Beaumont through Spindletop, the oil field that proved petroleum could be found in quantities to supply the world. The technology, industry and commerce that followed the petroleum bonanza grew and diversified until today. With the oil discovery came the nation's industrial age and 600 oil companies. Today, Beaumont is the region's largest city, a cultural crossroads rich in history, art and culture. Borrowing from the Cajun "lagniappe," meaning "a little something extra," Beaumont is "Texas with A Little Something Extra." The city's Bayou roots make…

Top Fun-Filled Events in Beaumont, Texas

From championship rodeos and Texas traditions to downtown parties and fido-friendly festivities, nearly every month in Beaumont brings a special event and another opportunity to enjoy mouth-watering food, live entertainment, outdoor pursuits and more. January: Spindletop Anniversary Celebration & Reunion Each year, the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum marks the anniversary of the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop, which blew on Jan. 10, 1901. To commemorate the event, the museum blows the replica gusher on site and stages period re-enactments and other activities, including a pie-eating contest, stick-horse race, tug-o-war and more.…

Beaumont, Texas With a Little Something Extra

History & Overview Chosen by fortune for glory, the world first knew Beaumont through Spindletop , the oil field that proved petroleum could be found in quantities to supply the world. The technology, industry and commerce that followed the petroleum bonanza grew and diversified until today. Traces of those days of great oil wealth remain in Beaumont's abundance of elegant homes, dedication to the performing arts, plethora of museums, eminent hospitals and a university system working in partnership with industry. And just for the fun of it,…