Attractions

Museum in Beaumont

Spindletop & Gladys City Boomtown Museum

Several prospectors saw promise in the Spindletop salt dome, but it took nearly a decade before an exploratory well leased by Anthony Lucas blew a fountain of oil and kicked off the Petroleum Age in the US. Almost o…
Historic Building in Beaumont

McFaddin-Ward House

Visit this fabulous 1906 beaux-arts/colonial-revival mansion to see the excess made possible by the Spindletop oil boom. Members of the McFaddin family lived in the house until 1984; their original antique furnishin…
Wildlife Reserve in Beaumont

Gator Country

Feed the gators, photo-op with small reptiles and watch a live edutainment show put on by this local animal-rescue outfit. You may have seen the Gator Country crew in one of their roles rescuing alligators from huma…
Museum in Beaumont

Art Museum of Southeast Texas

This museum manages to pack a surprisingly diverse collection of rotating fine- and folk-art exhibits into its small display space, and the emphasis on regional artists means you're likely to make a few discoveries.…
Museum in Beaumont

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum

Serious sports fans may recognize the name of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, named Female Athlete of the Century by the AP and Sports Illustrated. The small museum houses historical photos and artifacts related to the Bea…
Historic Building in Beaumont

Tyrrell Historical Library

Built in 1903 as the First Baptist Church, the building was purchased in 1923 by Captain WC Tyrrell and donated to the city for use as a library. Step inside for a look at the fantastic stained-glass window and the …
Museum in Beaumont

Edison Museum

When the local energy company found itself with half an empty substation, it devoted the station, of course, to the great inventor: Thomas Edison. Though Edison has no real connection to Beaumont, the museum is ente…
Museum in Beaumont

Texas Energy Museum

Downstairs, animated movies and interactive exhibits explain the science of hydrocarbons, petrochemicals and oil extraction in a fairly entertaining fashion; upstairs exhibits cover the Spindletop discovery and the …