The museum has a permanent collection of paintings, sculpture, mixed media and folk art, plus hosts traveling exhibits. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. 500 Main St. www.amset.org
Watch artists at work, view their collections and, with advanced notice, see demonstrations or attend educational programs. Exhibits change monthly. Open 2-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and noon-4 p.m. Sat. Admission charge. . 720 Franklin. www.artstudio.org
Beaumont's Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (1914-56) was a three-time basketball All-American, three-time Olympic gold medalist and world-class pioneering female golfer. Exhibits include trophies and memorabilia. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 1750 I-10 and MLK Parkway, Exit 854.
Operated by the Beaumont Art League, the galleries feature changing exhibits and art classes. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.-Sun. 2675 Gulf St. .
Built in 1906, this historic house museum has been restored to reflect the years 1920-45. The house has all of the original family furniture and artifacts, which tell an intriguing and delightful story of this middle-class Beaumont family. Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tue.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 22...
Premiere downtown entertainment district offers an expansive array of food, live music and dancing. A variety of nightclubs and bars feature musical genres, ranging from blues to traditional country music.
Home of the Heinz and Ruth Eisenstadt Collectionporcelains, paintings, sculptures, a German Biedermeier dining-room suite, display cabinets and carpets. Art exhibitions draw from Lamar University student and faculty artists, plus local and national artists. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. On Lamar...
Inside the historic Travis Street Station, explore the largest collection of Thomas Edison's inventions west of the Mississippi. Through interactive exhibits and more than 60 artifacts, the museum interprets Edison's inventions and innovations. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 350 Pine St. www.ediso...
This former fire station displays antique bells, leather buckets, nozzles, vintage fire engines and the world's largest working fire hydrant. The "Fire Safety Activity Center" teaches fire prevention and has a safety house, toy collections and puppet theater. Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 400...
Gator Country is Texas' only alligator theme park. With more than 300 alligators, Caymans and crocodiles, Gator Country offers guests a hands-on experience. Cajun food and gift shop available. Call for hours. Admission charge. At I-10 and Exit 838 (FM 365). www.gatorrescue.com
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