county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States

For other places with the same name, see Beaumont (disambiguation).

Beaumont is a city in Texas, USA.

UnderstandEdit

Beaumont was chartered in 1838 just a few years after three businessmen purchased a farming community known as Tevis Bluff and named the newly formed town after one of the men's wives.

From that point, Beaumont charted a course through several epochs, namely from one revolving around rice farming to one devoted to oil extraction with the famous Spindletop oilfield discovery and finally to one centered on shipbuilding as it pertained to World War II needs. This last period was marred to a degree by heightened racial tensions and a race riot.

Beaumont is still a very industrialized city, with even essentially a canal for a river that would normally be the Neches, but it is also somewhat of a cultural nucleus, with plentiful museums and culture venues and the Crockett Entertainment District. It has also been home to a number of celebrities such as The Big Bopper and Babe Zaharias (a famous female athlete).

 
Entryway to the Crockett Street entertainment district in downtown Beaumont LCCN2014631010

Get inEdit

By carEdit

By trainEdit

Amtrak stops at Beaumont via its tri-weekly Sunset Limited service between New Orleans, Lake Charles, Beaumont, Houston, San Antonio and Los Angeles at the 1 Beaumont station is at 2555 W Cedar St, west of downtown. The station is not within walking distance of downtown.

By busEdit

  • Flixbus (Operated by A Ambassador, Star Shuttle or Wynne), (bus stop) Exxon at 10550 Interstate 10 Access Rd (Bus will board at the Exxon gas station along the southeast curb parallel to the air pumps.). Travels primarily on Interstate 10 between Houston, Beaumont, Lake Charles, Lafayette, New Orleans, Biloxi
  • 2 Greyhound, (bus stop) Gateway Travel Plaza at 1480 W Freeway Blvd, Vidor Tx 77660 (Chevron gas station off of Exit 859 from the westbound lanes of I-10 and Exit #858 from the eastbound lanes, 8 mi (13 km) northeast of Beaumont), +1 409 769-0848. Travels primarily on Interstate 10 between Houston, Beaumont-Vidor, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Other variations of the route detour through Port Arthur, Beaumont-Vidor, Orange, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
  • Sun Travel Shuttles, (office) 5000 Jerry Ware Drive, Suite 3 ((stops) Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Super 8 at 3985 College St and Lamar University Subway at Virginia and MLK), +1 409 840-4600, toll-free: +1 888 898-2638. They operate regular scheduled shuttles from Houston Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airports in Houston to Beaumont Jack Brooks Regional Airport. Call to arrange additional pick-up at your hotel or home.

By planeEdit

The next nearest airports served by more airlines, including Southwest and United Airlines, at more competitive fares, are in Houston QHO IATA (88 mi (142 km) to Houston Hobby Airport along I-10/610 and 75 mi (121 km) to Bush Intercontinental Airport along US Hwy 90). Sun Travel offers regular shuttle transportation between the Houston area airports and the Jack Brooks Regional Airport. (See above under 'By bus')

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • 1 Texas Energy Museum, 600 Main St, +1 409 833-5100, fax: +1 409-833-4282, . Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM; Su 1PM-5PM. $2/1 (Adults/Seniors 65+ & Children under 12).
  • 2 Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, Highway 69 at University Dr, +1 409 835-0823, . Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Museum at the site of the first oil gusher in Texas. Adults $3, Seniors $2, Children/Seniors $1, School Tours Free, Special/Educational Tours Call.
  • Fire Museum of Texas, 400 Walnut St, +1 409-880-3927. M-F 8AM-4:30PM. Demonstrates the history of firefighting in a 1927 restored firehouse with engines and equipment and hydrant statues with Dalmatian spots.

Idiosyncratic MuseumsEdit

Art MuseumsEdit

  • Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St, +1 409-832-3432. M-F 9AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-5PM, Su Noon-5PM. An art collection spanning works from the 19th century to contemporary era, with some emphasis on Texas-related pieces.
  • Dishman Art Museum, 1030 E Lavaca St (on Lamar University), +1 409-880-8959. M-F 8AM-5PM, Sa Noon-4PM. Another art museum, because perhaps a mid-sized city shouldn't have just one.

Period House MuseumsEdit

 
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DoEdit

TheatersEdit

EventsEdit

  • Southeast Texas Fair, a major event that takes place in March at the Ford Park with a livestock show, rodeo, and midway.
  • Gusher Marathon
  • Beaumont Blues And Jazz Fest
  • Boomtown Film And Music Festival
  • Downtown Winter Parade in December and Neches River Festival Parade in April.
 
Tyrrell park entrance portal
 
Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont, Texas

BuyEdit

EatEdit

  • 1 Carlito's Mexican Restaurant, 890 Amarillo St (at College and Amarillo), +1 409 839-8011.
  • 2 Kampus Korner, 4637 Rolfe Christopher Dr (across the street from Lamar University), +1 409 832-6386. Excellent gyros - maybe the only gyros in Beaumont. Also serves American food.
  • 3 Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen, 3815 IH 10, +1 409-840-5333. Cheddar's is a nice place to have dinner. Honey barbecue back back ribs is the favorite choice.

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

  • 1 MCM Elegante Hotel, 2355 I-10, +1 409-842-3600, toll-free: +1-877-842-3606. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. A hotel with full service restaurant, beautiful tavern with live entertainment, a Starbucks, and a day spa. Outdoor pool and hot tub. Refrigerator and microwave in rooms with great beds. Great value.

ConnectEdit

Go nextEdit

Routes through Beaumont
San AntonioHouston  W   E  Lake CharlesNew Orleans
HoustonBaytown  W   E  Lake CharlesLafayette
TylerLufkin  N   S  NederlandPort Arthur
HoustonChina  W   E  Lake CharlesLafayette
TenahaJasper  N   S  NederlandPort Arthur
Fort WorthPalestine  N   S  NederlandPort Arthur



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