When planning an event, it is always nice to offer something different, something to showcase the city where you are meeting. In Beaumont, we are known for unique opportunities, especially our outdoor options. Whether it is excursions to explore the area, holding your meeting on the water or bringing the outdoors to you, the Beaumont CVB can help plan it all and explore what is in your own backyard.

Baby Alligator at Gator Country in Beaumont, TX

1. Gator Country Adventure Park

Most people know Gator Country Adventure Park as a sanctuary for alligators, crocodiles, and animals both scaly and fluffy. But have you thought about bringing your group to meet and explore? Perfect for an adventurous bunch, Gator Country presents an experience that your attendees will never forget.  From holding gators and other wildlife and live shows with the staff, hosting your meeting with the Gator 911 crew is sure to be a fun time. If you cannot make it out to Gator Country Adventure Park, the team at Gator Country can add some fun to your next meeting by bringing a gator to your event!

2. Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Transport your attendees back to the early 1900s at the Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum. Use the museum grounds, 14 different replica buildings, and a conventional meeting room to accommodate your group. Reenactments can be arranged including: an old-fashioned shoot-out, dancing, blacksmithing and more.

Meeting Julie Rogers

3. Julie Rogers Theatre

Concerts, theatrical performances, dance presentations, lectures and large meetings are equally well served by the Julie Rogers Theatre. Built in 1928, the ambiance and structure of this building is unmatched. Sparkling chandeliers light the lobby area, which is graced by twin grand staircases and two comfortable cocktail and lounging areas. The spacious foyer provides an elegant entry to the space.

The green space outside of the Julie Rogers is picturesque. With large oak trees and a beautiful fountain, meeting planners can utilize this space to spread out and offer guests a memorable event.

4. The Event Centre and the Great Lawn

The Event Centre lends itself to amazing meeting opportunities both indoor and outdoor. Although utilizing the inside facilities offers prime space for you event, step outdoors on the covered patio, overlooking the lake or use the Great Lawn for ample ways to host your meeting. Whether creating isolated spots on the lawn for small groups or spreading out on the lawn for break out session, it can happen!

Pantoon boat tour from the Neches River Adventures

5. Ivory Bill - Neches River Adventures

Named after the illustrious Ivory-Billed Woodpecker of the southeast, the Ivory Bill excursion boat will take your group or attendees down the Neches River for a lesson on the unique ecosystems along the way. Home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians, this boat tour is a great way to explore the area. Whether offering the boat ride as a pre or post event, or utilizing the experience for a board meeting, you can do it all!

6. Tyrrell Park

If you have not made a trip out to Tyrrell Park, you are missing out! A nature lover’s paradise located right off Interstate 10 and minutes away from Beaumont’s convention hotels, Tyrrell Park boasts the Beaumont Botanical Gardens, Warren Loose Conservatory, Henry Homberg Golf Course, Tyrrell Park Stables and Cattail Marsh Wetlands. Have your meeting at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens Center or Cattail Marsh Wetlands Center. Hosting a meeting on the grounds, gives your attendees a chance to view the flora, hit a round of golf, go horseback riding, or try out bird watching.