The city of Beaumont is a unique mixture of two
cultures, being more of a Cajun city than a Texas
one. Beaumont is famous for being one of Texas’s
first oil boomtowns, after the discovery of the
Spindletop gusher in 1901. Thanks to that, Beaumont
continued to thrive in other directions as well and
became a prosperous industrial center and port. It
forms a major industrial area on the Gulf Coast, the
Golden Triangle, with Port Arthur and Orange.
In Beaumont you will find a large number of museums,
so for those of you who are into history, culture
and civilization facts, your knowledge quest will be
tamed. Numerous exhibitions, displaying art works,
pottery, steamboats, and the works of Thomas Edison
make Beaumont a remarkable cultural center for the
eastern side of Texas.
If you want to break the silence of the museums,
there are also numerous ways to have fun in
Beaumont: restaurants, clubs, festivals, fairs. One
of Beaumont’s main attractions is the South Texas
State Fair, which is the second largest in the
state. It is held in Beaumont every year and
attracts up to 600,000 visitors.
Theatres in Beaumont bring you unique live musical
and stage performances. The Jefferson Theatre also
does revival screenings of classic film.
Sightseeing in Beaumont cannot be boring by far. If
you simply like walking through the city, then you
can enjoy the wonderful architecture of the
buildings everywhere you look: in Beaumont there are
8 buildings over 100 feet tall, Edison Plaza
(Entergy) being the tallest, while Jefferson County
Courthouse is one of the tallest county courthouses
in Texas, being an example of Art Deco architecture.
So you can see, Beaumont is definitely not a trip to