Welcome to Port Arthur
After the Spindletop oil well blew, Port Arthur prospered, growing into a pretty little town – eventually home to a young Janis Joplin and numerous other celebrities. The oil-and-gas industry is still strong here and you can't miss the refineries along Hwy 82. At night the tower lights oddly resemble a city skyline at night. Huge deep-sea drilling rigs wait in gulfside maintenance yards for their chance to get back out and continue the search. Authentic Cajun and Vietnamese food are reason enough to visit, as is the town's one great museum.