Beaumont, Texas - The Cajuns call it lagniappe, you’ll call it fun.
Beaumont was put on the map with Spindletop and is known for its oil history and heritage. But, here you can also experience first hand what it's like to canoe through the Big Thicket that takes you deep into areas untouched by civilization. Or take a walk on the wild side by holding a live alligator. You’ll also discover our Cajun culture steeped in grand Texas pride through our famous food, music & festivals. Think BBQ & boiled crawfish, Zydeco & Blues, two-stepping & rodeoing. Come on, treat yourself to something extra.
What will surprise you: Southern hospitality is more than just a catchphrase; it’s a way of life. Gentlemen hold doors open, strangers say hello, and no opportunity is cherished more than the chance to lend a helping hand. Hey, we’re downright friendly! We’ve also been dubbed the Museum Capital of Texas; and for good reason. We have an eclectic mix of 19 museums that specialize in everything from art to energy. Our quirky-ness is portrayed throughout these many museums including The Fire Museum of Texas where a 24-foot Dalmatian-spotted fire hydrant welcomes visitors into downtown Beaumont. And to prove we’re not just a sleepy little Texas town, Beaumont is home to the busiest U.S. port for military cargo and we continue to lead the country in both the petrochemical and natural gas industries.
• 3,500 guest rooms citywide
• Over 186,000 square feet of meeting space citywide
• Average room rates of $86
• 48,000 sq ft of meeting space in the Beaumont Civic Center
• 94,600 sq ft of meeting space at the Ford Park Event Center
• 22,000 sq ft of meeting space & 281 sleeping rooms at the MCM Elegante Hotel & Conference Center
• 22,000 sq ft of meeting space & 253 sleeping rooms at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza
• 16,000 sq ft of meeting space at the newly opened downtown Beaumont Event Centre.