5955 Walden Road
Beaumont, TX 77707
Phone: (409) 840-6001
Fax: (409) 840-6002
Stretching out over a considerable space, Tyrrell Park is beautiful and multifaceted. One part of the park consists of marshlands where you can enjoy watching the local wildlife while another section is a botanical garden with beautiful flowers and unique plants. The park also has a full fledged 18-hole golf course within its premises along with basket ball courts, picnic tables and several other amenities.
Step back a century when you step into this museum which is really a restored and conserved house dating back to 1906. Having been in the same family since 1914, the house is peppered with of turn of the century furniture, nick-knacks and artifacts which date back to the early 20th Century. Call ahead if you are coming in a big group or just show up for one of their tours to see this preserved slice of History.
Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharaias was a phenomenal Beaumont-based athlete who won many awards for golf, track and field and basketball. These sports, especially golf, being what was considered to be a man's sport, makes her quite unique in the history of athletes. Today, her legacy has been kept alive at the The Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum and Visitors Center.
Spindletop is the spot where oil was first discovered in the state of Texas. The Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum is a tribute to this discovery which was the catalyst in turning Texxas into the state it is today with its rich oil fields. The museum has a replica of the gusher on Spindletop as well as the oil derricks there which were made of wood. Sometimes, the museum switched it on so that a jet of water shoots upwards, commemorating the similar occurrence in Spindletop.
The Dalmation Fire Hydrant is renowned for being the world's biggest working fire hydrant today. The hydrant, as the name suggests is painted in white with black spots like that of a dalmatian's coat.
With more than 1000 programs, Lamar University is one of the biggest academic organizations in all of Texas and is still growing. The university has undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses. The campus also has housing amenities for more than 2500 students. The students are involved in several sports and cultural activities for which amenities are provided by the university.
Spindletop is a salt dome which has existed since Jurassic times. The top was formed from a water soluble mineral element called louann salt. Millions of years later, in the year 2010, the dome struck oil and now produces more than 100,000 barrels of oil everyday. Come and ponder this wonder of nature which has existed from the time of the dinosaurs.
With a gold course which was voted to be the best in South East Texas, tennis courts and a swimming pool, the Beaumont Country Club is a great place to visit if you've got a hankering to play some sport. Once you have worked up an appetite at one of their various facilities, grab a bite to eat and a sip of some cocktail from their bar and restaurant at the clubhouse. There is also a golf shop within the premises of the club where you can get your gear.
Gator Country Adventure Park is a facility which rescues alligators and spreads awareness about reptiles. There are several interactive attractions here wherein you can get up and close with the gators and even swim with them, yes swim!
The history of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and Shrine can be traced back to 1927 when it was built by father Marcelino Ruiz from Mexico. Earlier this Church was built for the Mexican-Americans of the region, and now supports and welcomes people of all nationalities.
Located behind the Port Arthur Public Library, this monument was built by the Port Arthur American Italian Club. This wall is dedicated to the immigrants who fought for making of the state and has their words “We who follow, dedicate this immigrants Wall of Honor to those who led us to a new country, a new life, and a new beginning.” inscribed over it.
Situated on the 9th Avenue, Queen of Peace Shrine is known for housing multiple beautiful gardens. This place is popularly called as Hoah-Binh, meaning area of peace, and features a magnificent statue of Mother Mary.