What fun we had exploring Beaumont, Texas with the kids! Beaumont is located on the Texas/Louisiana border. We loved the Cajun flavors mixed in with all things Texas! If you have one day to spend, here are 5 fun things to do in Beaumont with kids:
Our family visit was part of a familiarization tour with Beaumont, Texas. All opinions are my own.
Gators y’all! Gator Country Adventure Park is the largest Alligator Sanctuary in Southeast Texas! It is a 15 acre alligator preserve and home for over 450 alligators, crocodiles, and other reptiles. This is where my family spent the majority of our time in Beaumont. We arrived in the rain and figured we would spend an hour or so. Several hours later the kids were still gazing at, holding, and learning about gators and other wildlife. Read my full Blog Post here: Gator Country Adventure Park.
The Fire Museum of Texas is FREE! When we travel, we always like to gain a little history and this was especially a fun way for the kids to experience history.
There was so much to explore in this two story, seven bay station that was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission as a historical landmark in 1983! Fire Museum of Texas is worth your time and the kids will have a blast.
If you love roadside attractions like we do, you also won’t want to miss snapping a family photo in front of the Giant Dalmatian Fire Hydrant that sits just in front of the museum. “Make a funny face!”
Beaumont Botanical Gardens
Located at Tyrrell Park, Beaumont Botanical Gardens is a beautiful location for a family hike or romantic stroll. Beautiful plants, flowers and foliage kept us ooing and ahing as we traversed the lovely grounds.
Running, playing, and cutting up as a family is how we enjoy ourselves while getting a little exercise on a road trip. This was such a fun family outing, and the perfect environment for capturing memories on camera.
There were several people walking around getting their photos taken by photographers even on this chilly day. Beaumont Botanical Gardens is a charming place to explore with the kids.
Another free place to enjoy with the family is Cattail Marsh. With 900-acres of scenic wetlands including a boardwalk and two covered platforms, Cattail March provides spectacular views.
Enjoy birding? There are more than 250 species of birds that can be seen annually. Pelicans, egrets, roseate spoonbills, ducks, ibis, doves and red-winged blackbirds are just some of the birds you may happen to see. There are more than eight miles of gravel levee roads within the Marsh to enjoy as well, that are great for hiking, biking, or other recreational activities.
Clifton Steam Boat Museum
Meet “Hercules,” the 1938 tugboat, standing at 36 feet high, 22 feet wide, and 92 feet long and waiting just outside of Clifton Steam Boat Museum.
This 24,000 square foot, two-story museum brings to life the Steamboat era and sheds light on wars fought in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, and other wars involving the US. Enjoy extensive art galleries featuring original bronze sculptures, Native American artists, wildlife, and frontier paintings from famous artists. Our family thoroughly enjoyed browsing the extensive artifacts and paintings.
Experience a new side of Texas in Beaumont! We were only able to enjoy a day in this unique Texas city, but found so much to do and more we want to go back to explore. Looking for additional inspiration? See all Beaumont has to offer>>> Beaumont Visitors Bureau.