Historical Attractions in BEAUMONT with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Beaumont, Texas!)

Beaumont is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Lone Star State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Beaumont’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Beaumont when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Space Center Houston

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    (69 miles) Houston

    It's fun, history and wonder at NASA's famous Houston space center. Guided tours, moon rocks, shuttle launches, and up close with real life space vehicles!

  • The Orange Show

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    (76 miles) Houston

    The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is a non-profit organization, founded in 1980, to preserve and present works of extraordinary imagination and provide people the opportunity to express their ...

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  • Fire Museum of Texas

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    (2 miles) Beaumont

    Historical fun with this fascinating museum all about the history of fire fighting! Kids even get to dress up in fire fighting gear. Great Texas fun!

  • Stark Museum

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    (23 miles) Orange

    Offers an impressive selection of American Western art and artifacts on permanent display. Other areas of speciality include rare books and manuscripts, plus Decorative and American indian Arts.

  • Children's Museum of Lake Charles

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    (55 miles) Lake Charles

    A fun, hands-on atmosphere for kids AND parents who want to learn through play! A great children's museum in Louisiana!

  • Strill Down Memory Lane

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    (70 miles) Pasadena

    Bring your old Photos, Memories and stories to share with there over refreshments. Tour the Pomeroy Homestead, Strawberry House, Anna's House and the Prairie House to remember Pasadena from 1900's ...

  • The Lois Loftin Doll Museum

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    (73 miles) DeRidder

    Lois and Albert \"Dutch\" Loftin devoted over 48 years to collecting the the over 3,000 dolls on display at the old Kansas City Southern Depot. The collection includes rare antiques and collectables ...

  • The African American Library

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    (78 miles) Houston

    The first library of its kind in Houston and one of the few African American libraries in the country, offering incomparable collections of multi-type resources, exhibits and innovative programs. ...

  • Houston Museum of Natural Science

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    (79 miles) Houston

    Explore the far reaches of space, roam with dinosaurs, wander through Africa's Serengeti, and marvel at the world's most beautiful minerals - and that's just in Houston!

  • The Museum of Printing History

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    (79 miles) Houston

    The Museum of Printing History displays a dynamic collection of historical documents, fine art prints, and antique printing equipment. Our Museum is more, though, than its permanent collection. It ...

  • Childrens Museum of Houston

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    (79 miles) Houston

    Learning made fun in this popular children's museum, with a range of interactive and hands-on exhibits covering science, culture, animals, and more!

  • Orange Community Players

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    (23 miles) Orange

    Enjoy Southeast Texas' brightest stars, powerful stage performances, and unforgettable evenings of entertainment. Orange Community Players brings the community together through performance, ...

  • InterActive Theater Company

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    (79 miles) Houston

    A fun and interactive theater company for kids aged 5 - 13 that brings books to life on stage! They sometimes even include the audience!

  • Gator Country

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    (14 miles) Beaumont

    Get snappy - and we don't mean with your cameras! This Texas family day out is all about the reptiles, with educational shows, activities including feeding the alligators, and if you're brave enough ...

  • Moody Gardens

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    (71 miles) Galveston

    Looking for island fun? Work or play, this tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. Delve into the oceans depths at the Aquarium Pyramid. Explore the Discovery Museum or ...

  • Bayou Wildlife Zoo

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    (77 miles) Alvin

    An exciting open range animal zoo in Alvin, Texas, with guided tours, and animals from all over the world in naturalistic habitats!

  • Kemah Boardwalk

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    (65 miles) Kemah

    An impressive 60-acre waterfront entertainment complex FILLED with fun! Kids can choose from 13 super fun rides and games on the pretty Galveston Bay then choose one of the 10 fun themed restaurants!

  • Sulphur Parks Water Park

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    (45 miles) Sulphur

    A fun municipal water park with lots of fun water activities for all - a great way to enjoy that Louisiana sun!

  • Pirates Bay Water Park

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    (55 miles) Baytown

    Fun, pirate themed water park with activities such as slide towers, water guns, and a lazy river! Not only that, there's a climbing wall, crossing challenge, and a small pool for lap swimming.

  • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

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    (71 miles) Galveston

    Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is a family-owned, family-friendly park offering FREE parking, FREE tubes, FREE lifejackets, and allows guests to bring their own picnic lunches.

  • SplashTown Houston

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    (78 miles) Spring

    More than a half-million gallons of water surge through the huge pool offering plenty of wave-floating fun for the whole family.

  • Airboat Rides Blue Elbow Swamp Tours

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    (24 miles) Orange

    Environmentally friendly 22 passenger air boats enable close up encounters with the indiginous wildlife and informed commentary from your captain and guide. Keep an eye out for alligators, turtles ...

  • Houston Party Playland

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    (71 miles) Webster

    Open play, birthday parties, age appropriate activities and a great indoor environment to get creative for kids in Houston!

  • Jump N Jungle

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    (71 miles) Webster

    Indoor jumping fun for kids AND adults in Texas, with inflatables, mazes, giant slides, and obstacle courses!

  • Wonderwild

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    (80 miles) Houston

    Indoor play fun for kids under 8 years, as well as indoor ropes courses for older kids. Amazing Texas fun for those creative minds and active bodies!

  • Gymboree Play And Music Houston

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    (83 miles) Houston

    Gymboree specialize in parent child classes for babies from birth to those kids up to five years of age. Their age-appropriate activities aim to help develop the cognitive, physical and social skills ...

  • Happy Playland

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    (87 miles) Houston

    A fun, comfortable and playful kids party and play center for kids up to 8 years of age.

  • Stomping Grounds

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    (95 miles) Sugar Land

    2,000 sq feet of indoor play space where kids can play, climb, hide and learn! Areas for parents too

  • Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

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    (22 miles) Orange

    An outstanding experience which includes exotic demonstration gardens and spectacular themed open air 'rooms'; Sensory, Vegetable, Bird and Butterfly Gardens; hands on learning in the Discovery ...

  • Sam Houston Jones State Park

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    (54 miles) Lake Charles

    Originally named for the Texas folk hero who traveled extensively in the western reaches of Louisiana, Sam Houston Jones was given its current name in honor of the state's 37th governor, who was ...

  • Creole Nature Trail

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    (55 miles) Lake Charles

    Embark on a journey along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road through one of our nation\'s last great wildernesses - a lush realm of fertile prairies, delicate marshes and abundant ...

  • Creole Nature Trail All American Road

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    (55 miles) Lake Charles

    Get back to nature with the Creole Nature Trail! A fantastic outdoor adventure for the whole family.

  • Itz Pasadena

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    (68 miles) Pasadena

    Bowling, laser tag, bumper carts, and even an arcade - a wealth of family fun in Pasadena!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (71 miles) Webster

    High standard indoor karting, for over 48". Arrive and Drive available.

  • Adventure Kingdom

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    (10 miles) Lumberton

    Renaissance-themed mini golf, zero-turning bumper cars, swan paddle boats and Water Wars for all ages at this Texas entertainment park for kids!