- The list below includes 31 free or cheap things to do in or near Port Arthur, Texas, including 29 different types of inexpensive activities like Billiards/Pool Halls, Bowling, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Museum of the Gulf Coast to Captain Randys Guide Service, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Port Arthur and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Beaumont.
Open since 1964, the Museum of the Gulf Coast represents the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast. Daily tours take guests through various exhibits, including exhibits on natural history, local musicians, and sports legends from the Gulf Coast region.
Captain Randys Guide Service provides personalized fishing charters and customized trips to meet visitor's needs. They offer both drift and wade fishing using either artificial lures or live bait and welcome families with children. Corporate trips are also available.
Visitors can enjoy a movie at Dickinson Theatres in Port Arthur, Texas, followed by a day of shopping. Attached to the Port Arthur Central Mall, this cozy theatre provides shoppers with a chance to relax and enjoy current movies while taking a break from spending.
Beaumont Botanical Gardens has garden paths that are wheelchair accessible as well as benches and shelters along those paths. The gardens offer excellent bird watching opportunities as well as informational seminars about the plants that it grows.
Acquiring artwork for its permanent collection since 1950, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, has grown to include more than 1,000 pieces. The museum's primary focus is on 19th to 21st century American fine and folk art.
Dedicated to celebrating the science and history of the oil industry, the Texas Energy Museum, tells the story of petroleum from its discovery through today. Visitors will learn about the first oil boom at Spindletop to how it is refined for use through exhibits and multi-media presentations.
Centennial Playground is an advanced barrier free playground that caters to kids of all developmental and physical abilities. The playground also includes swings that accommodate wheelchairs, autistic centric play areas, a pond with fountain, and a hike and bike trail.