things to do in beaumont, texas

Just minutes from the Gulf coast and Louisiana casinos, Beaumont, Texas has plenty of fun things to do inside and outdoors! Hold a baby alligator at Gator Country or kayak the Neches River on the Cook's Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail. Learn about Beaumont's role in the American oil industry at the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum or uncover local talent at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.

Gaze at the world's third largest fire hydrant, enjoy a round of miniature golf, or snap that must-have family vacation photo. Beaumont has plenty of family-friendly activities, so bring the gang for fun and adventure.

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You've heard the saying, "Everything is bigger in Texas." Here in Beaumont, we hold that to be true. So when the kids are itching to get out of the car, make a stop here in Beaumont for these family-friendly roadside attractions.

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Visit area art museums or be entertained by the Symphony. Local ballet companies and performing art theaters also showcase Beaumont's talent.

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Tour the museums dedicated to our oil history and heritage as well as those that preserve art, firefighting equipment, sports memorabilia and famous inventions.

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The natural beauty found in Beaumont is meant to be enjoyed face-to-face - on foot, floating down a river, by bike, or with your toes in the sand. Beaumont is a paradise for hiking & biking, camping, paddling, hunting, bird-watching, and close encounters with gators.

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As the training ground of greats including George Jones, Janis Joplin, Tracy Byrd and Mark Chesnutt, music is a way of life in Beaumont, Texas. Enjoy live music on Southeast Texas patios & porches or dance the night away at Beaumont bars and pubs.

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Uncover exquisite furnishings, revel in vintage finds or snag the perfect souvenir. Beaumont's antique, boutique and specialty shops are an eclectic mix of places to be explored. Area spas let you unwind after a busy day of shopping.

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Before heading our way, browse through our trails & experiences for trip ideas and suggested itineraries that include our top picks for what to see while you're in town.

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