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Perched along the banks of the Neches River, Beaumont is the region’s largest city, a cultural crossroads rich in history, art and culture. Located along Interstate 10, 90 miles east of Houston and 25 minutes from Louisiana, Beaumont strikes a perfect balance of Texas charm and Cajun influence.

48 Hours Under $48 in Beaumont

While everyone wants to travel and take advantage of the sweet summertime and long weekends, vacations for more than one person can add up quickly. If you’re looking for a budget conscious destination to take a significant other or the kids, look to your own backyard. Beaumont is an incredibly affordable and easy getaway for a weekend away with the family or partner that won’t leave you sweating over splurging. An hour and a half due east, it feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of the…

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Spend a Day with History in Beaumont

From the earliest pioneers to the famous Spindletop oil boom that put the state of Texas on the map for oil, Beaumont, Texas is where history is made. Discover the innovation and heritage at the museums and historic sites throughout the city. Whether you’re looking to experience life how it was in the past or venture off the beaten path, here are the top spots to discover the enchanting history in Beaumont. Fire Museum of Texas As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas. And that’s true…

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Historical Halloween in Beaumont

It’s that time of year that you anxiously wait around for. When the air gets a little cooler, football season is in full swing, pumpkin spice lattes are back, but most importantly Halloween is here. With so much to do in Beaumont during the month of October, we put together a guide for things to do on Halloween weekend. Spindletop Spookfest (October 26) With speculation of oil on Spindletop Hill in Beaumont, Patillo Higgins and his colleagues wanted to develop an industrial town for those who…

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Beaumont, Texas: Birthplace of Spindletop

Located 90 miles East of Houston on I-10 is Beaumont, Texas – also known as the birthplace of Spindletop. In January 1901, the bustling lumber town of Beaumont leaped to international fame when the Lucas Gusher spewed oil on Spindletop Hill, located just south of town. The narrative of how this event transformed Beaumont is told at many area museums such as the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum and the Texas Energy Museum. Here we highlight the museums you should visit to learn more about…

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