Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
6900 Memorial Boulevard
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Phone: (409) 722-9120
Fax: (409) 722-9125
Full-service marina, dry dock,
Set upon rocks from Mount Tepayac, Mexico City, where the Virgin first appeared to Juan Diego, this 17 foot high bronze statue, sculpted by artists Miguel Angel Macias and Douglas Clark, is known to be a sacred place. The back wall of the shrine features stained glass windows depicting various symbols related to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
State park commemorating Texas' most significant Civil War battle; boat ramp and camping facilities at park.
Called the "Hoa-Binh" which means area of peace, this unique venue features beautiful gardens and a statue of Mary built by parishioners of Queen of Vietnam Martyr's Catholic Church.
Originally built as a New England Colonial style mansion, its owners would later change the structure of this magnificent house to a Southern Greek Revival style with such features as large verandahs, wide porches, and magnificent columns. Inside the house you'll find candelabras from the Shah of Persia, early pieces of Wedgewood china, and a French made screen from the collection of Empress Carlotta of Mexico. This restored home is owned by Lamar State College.
One of the oldest landmarks in the city, the colonial-style mansion Rose Hill Manor is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available by appointment.
The first Dutch counsel in Port Arthur built this magnificent Dutch Colonial home that features three fireplaces that share one central chimney, original furnishings, and priceless antiques. This restored home is owned by Lamar State College.
Built by the barbed wire king, Isaac Ellwood, Pompeiian Villa is an authentic replica of a Pompeiian home, circa 74 AD. This 10 room cottage was built around a traditional Roman peristyle.
The Port Arthur-Orange Bridge, more commonly known as the Rainbow bridge connects the city of Port Arthur to Bridge City in Texas. This cantilever bridge was constructed between 1936 to 1938 and was built high enough for really tall ships to pass under it. This bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.
Spindletop is a salt dome which has existed since Jurassic times. The top was formed from a water soluble mineral element called louann salt. Millions of years later, in the year 2010, the dome struck oil and now produces more than 100,000 barrels of oil everyday. Come and ponder this wonder of nature which has existed from the time of the dinosaurs.
Spindletop is the spot where oil was first discovered in the state of Texas. The Spindletop - Gladys City Boomtown Museum is a tribute to this discovery which was the catalyst in turning Texxas into the state it is today with its rich oil fields. The museum has a replica of the gusher on Spindletop as well as the oil derricks there which were made of wood. Sometimes, the museum switched it on so that a jet of water shoots upwards, commemorating the similar occurrence in Spindletop.
With more than 1000 programs, Lamar University is one of the biggest academic organizations in all of Texas and is still growing. The university has undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses. The campus also has housing amenities for more than 2500 students. The students are involved in several sports and cultural activities for which amenities are provided by the university.