Beaumont Tourism

Beaumont (/ˈboʊmɒnt/ BOH-mont) is a city in and the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas in the United States, within the Beaumont–Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located in Southeast Texas on the Neches River about 90 mi (140 km) east of Houston, Beaumont city had a population of 118,296 at the time of the 2010 census, making it the twenty-fourth-most populous city in the state of Texas. Beaumont's early history was centered on the development of lumber, farming, and port industries. In 1892, Joseph Eloi Broussard opened the first rice mill in the state, stimulating development of rice farming in the area; he also organized an irrigation authority to support rice culture. A big change occurred in 1901 with the Spindletop gusher, which demonstrated the potential of the huge oil field. The area transformed into one of the major petro-chemical refining areas in the country. Along with Port Arthur and Orange, Beaumont forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the Gulf Coast. Beaumont is home of Lamar University, a national Carnegie Doctoral Research university with 14,966 students, including undergraduates and post graduates. Over the years, several corporations have called Beaumont home, including Gulf States Utilities which had its headquarters in Beaumont until its absorption by Entergy Corporation in 1993. GSU's Edison Plaza headquarters is still the tallest building in Beaumont (as of 2011). With Spindletop, several energy companies developed in Beaumont, and some continue.

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Beaumont is one of the earliest European-American settlements in Texas. Today it is one of the important petro-chemical refineries in the country. Beaumont has also been developed as a tourist town thanks to its rich history. You can also learn about the development of the energy business here through the Texas Energy Museum. Downtown Beaumont has a mountain skate plaza with an amphitheatre to watch the sport. The Tyrell Park also hosts the Beaumont Botanical Gardens in its premises. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas recounts the history of the state in art. There are many golf courses in the city where you can enjoy a game. Plan a holiday in Beaumont for a relaxing weekend.

 

  • Know the pollution level of Beaumont before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Beaumont for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Beaumont.

    • Burglary and Theft 50 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 70 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 60 (High)
    • Car Stealing 45 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 55 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 65 (High)
    • Drug offense 70 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 35 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 60 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
    • Safety Index 40.07 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 88.05 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 88.79 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.59 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Beaumont

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.99 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

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