Located near the scenic Neches River, the City of Vidor, in Orange County, was incorporated in 1960 and became a home rule city in 1967. Vidor takes its name from Charles Shelton Vidor of Galveston, a co-founder of the Miller-Vidor Timber Co. on the site of the present city. Lumber was the community’s chief industry from 1913 to 1924 when the lumber company was moved to Lakeview. Steady growth followed and by the 1940’s, many Vidorians were employed in the petro-chemical industry of Jefferson and Orange counties.
Vidor is located in the northwestern part of Orange County where vast acreage is available for industry, commercial enterprises and smaller businesses. Much of the land is accessible to the Neches, in fact many acres actually front on the river.
Vidor is a full service community with a diverse number of small businesses.
Whether you’re interested in a brief visit or want to stay for awhile we're glad you're here. Well, maybe you're not actually here quite yet, but you're curious what you can do or where you can drink and dine when you arrive. Rest assured, you've come to the right place.
A fun time awaits. From food and heart-warming restaurants, Vidor is the place to be. Don't forget concerts and live music, too! Your visit is all up to you, and we're here to help make it the best it can be.
You see, here in Vidor we don't just have something for everyone. We have something just for you.
Vidor Visitor Center
Whether visiting friends or family, conducting business or attending a meeting or event, be sure to stop by the Vidor Visitor Centers. Our friendly staff is ready to help! You'll find area maps, brochures with information about restaurants, accommodations, attractions and more. We're located right