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Located an hour and a half east of Houston, near the border of Louisiana, Beaumont, Texas is like no other place on earth. It's where the Gulf meets the marsh, saltwater meets fresh and Texas hospitality meets Cajun joi de vivre (joy of living). And it's where you'll meet an adventure, we guarantee, you won't soon forget.

Before heading our way, browse through our trails & experiences below for trip ideas and suggested itineraries that include our top picks for what to see while you're in town. And take a moment to read about the history of Beaumont and acquaint yourself with area maps to help you get around while you're here.

You Only Live Once (YOLO!), so live life to the fullest and indulge in the true Southeast Texan experience!


This 24-hour guide will help you see and experience some of the best of Beaumont.


Take a trip on Beaumont's "wild side" with our Nature Trail, full of outdoor activities.


Experience significant and unique churches, temples, & religious centers on Beaumont's Faith Trail.


Learn how we celebrate people, places & events that left a lasting mark in our history on Beaumont's Pioneer Trail.


Discover the fascinating world of oil exploration & refining on our Black Gold Trail.

Classic Movie Nights: It's Showtime

It’s not very often that you get the chance to go back in time and enjoy something unique from long ago. At Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson Theatre you can! The complete movie experience is a blast from the past for people in our area and it’s so popular there are now more chances for you to go. The historic theatre is back in business and booming with activity! “People…Continue Reading

Herb Society of America Spends Thyme in Beaumont

Beaumont welcomes the Herb Society of America to the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza October 28-29, 2016 for the organization’s South Central District Gathering. “This is our first year to host the conference in Beaumont and we want people to know it’s open the public,” says Mary Doebbeling, Membership Delegate for the South Central District of The Herb Society of America.…Continue Reading

Beaumont's Record-Setting Gator Has New Name

Beaumont is home to a new resident and this big guy is getting a lot of attention! A record breaking alligator is now living at Gator Country off of Interstate 10 in Beaumont, Texas. The catch is attracting national attention and thanks to people in the community, he NOW has a new name! “We are the only ones that take alligators out of the wild and give them a place to…Continue Reading

Amelia Farm & Market Takes "Farm-to-Table" to the Next Level

Imagine sitting on a comfortable porch, sipping a warm drink and looking off into the beautiful sunset while a cool breeze blows in. There is a gorgeous horizon with sprawling oak trees and cows grazing in the pasture. The food is amazing and so is the company. Well, you don’t have to just dream about such an experience, you can get it at Amelia Farm and Market .  “Our motto is to…Continue Reading

5 Things to Do at Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands

Now that the temperature is starting to cool down and the new Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands Boardwalk is officially open, it's time to visit! We've put together this list to help you discover just a few of the ways we recommend you explore this nature oasis. 5 Things to Do at Cattail Marsh: Check off one of 250 bird species from your birding bucket list. Due to the constant water…Continue Reading

Beaumont Art League Presents Celebración del arte Latino

Celebración del arte Latino, is the second of two new exhibitions on display at the  Beaumont Art League this October. Celebración del arte Latino celebrates the rich and multifaceted cultures of Beaumont and Southeast Texas Latino communities. The exhibit, on display October 1 through October 28, highlights artwork from local artists that reflects…Continue Reading

Lutcher Theater Presents 2016-2017 Season

The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is back with their 2016-2017 season featuring some of your favorite Broadway shows! From the box office smash-hit, Mamma Mia! to Broadway's biggest selling magic spectacular, The Illusionists , you don't want to miss a performance!  Buy tickets online here . Mamma Mia! Tuesday, October 4 - 7:30 pm It's the farewell Mamma Mia! tour and…Continue Reading

Beaumont's October Event Guide

From a popular haunted Halloween tour with family to Classic Movie Nights with friends, there are plenty of events going on in Beaumont this fall to keep you busy! We’ve got your complete guide to October 2016 including ideas for family fun, arts and entertainment, date night and even a few things that will get you moving! Don’t be afraid to eat a bug, try out yoga on the lawn or…Continue Reading

Coming Home for LU Homecoming

Homecoming at Lamar University means football, food, festivities and, of course, friends. While it’s a time of celebration for the current events going on at the University, it’s also a time for big reunions for people near and far away! People from student organizations, fraternities and sororities, athletic teams and more join together to celebrate BIG RED!  As a former member…Continue Reading

Lace Up to Save Lives at the 6th Annual Gift of Life Color Run

Thousands of Southeast Texans will converge on downtown Beaumont in bright splashes of neon color at the Gift of Life’s 6th Annual Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run Color Rush which takes place on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 a.m. Register for the Color Rush here . Back by popular demand, the 5K Color Rush is a remarkable experience for the whole family with eco-friendly cornstarch…Continue Reading