TX - Beaumont - Area Attractions

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Art Museum of SE Texas, 500 Main St, Beaumont, TX 77701. Phone: (409) 832-3432.

A fine art museum with over 1,000 items on display, many from local artists. Fee free.

Beaumont Botanical Gardens, 5305 Tyrrell Park R, Beaumont TX, 77705. Phone: 409-842-3135.

Large botanical garden and the Warren Loose conservatory. Garden admission free, conservatory appreciates a donation.

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum, 1750 IH-10 E, Beaumont, Texas 77704. Phone: (409)833-4622

Located at Exit 854 of I-10, this free museum chronicles the athletic achievements of 'Babe' Didrikson Zaharias. She was an Olympic and world record holder that went on to greatness - in the days before steroids and multi-million dollar product endorsements. A real role model and a worthwhile tour stopover!

Chambers House, 2240 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, TX 77701. Phone: (409) 832-4010.

One of several historic home in the city available for tours. This $3 ticket lets you explore a house that basically hasn't changed much in the 100 years since it was built - complete with the original furnishings. Great stop as part of a long Beaumont visit.

Edison Museum, 350 Pine St, Beaumont, TX 77701. Phone: 409-981-3089.

Dedicated to Thomas Alva Edison, the Beaumont Edison Museum showcases Thomas Edison's inventions, innovative ideas, and patents. Located in a 1932 sub-station of Gulf States Utilities. Free admission, good stopover.

Fire Museum of Texas, 400 Walnut St, Beaumont, TX 77701. Phone 409-880-3927.

An extensive collection of fire engines and firefighting equipment that dates back to 1856. House in the 1927 Beaumont FD headquarters. Fee free, donations appreciated. Good stopover, open weekdays only.

McFaddin-Ward House,

Your family is already rich and just got richer, what's a fun thing to do? Buy the best house in town! It's 1907 and the McFaddin's want to spread out in Texas. Tour tickets are $3 and reservations are suggested.

1906 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77701. Phone: 409-832-2134.

Texas Energy Museum, 600 Main St, Beaumont, Texas. Phone: 409-833-5100.

Lots of people made millions of dollars right here, where the name Spindletop became synonymous with OIL. Museum chronicles the adventure of finding the deposits and taming the flow. Nice stop. $2 admission.