The Killeen Sunday Markets were a very interesting place to visit. Here you will find most of what you usually find at markets.. but also things that you may not see elsewhere.
One of the most unusual things they sell here, are snakes, scorpions, and other reptiles.
No.. I didn't buy one of these interesting specimens, as we have enough of these in Australia.. but I did have my first Awesome experience with holding a snake here.. lol..
What was I thinking? Hmm.. perhaps I wasn't.. lol.. At least I didn't hold a 4" scorpion, like someone else I know.. Or was that a 5" ?
What to buy: The Iguanas were nice.. as long as you don't mind a few bites, and getting whipped with the long tail.. LOL..
The Killeen Mall was a lovely place to shop. They had a large variety of stores here..
One store in particular, was excellent for souvenirs and lots of other interesting things.. 'TEXAS' Not sure if this store is still there though.. Blue Navy was also good..
What to buy: Anything and everything..
Food items, men's, ladies and childrens fashion, jewellry, home decore, footware, souvenirs, gifts, and many other items.
There are also many places to have a meal or drink, while you have a rest from shopping.
This is Home Depot. Until a couple of years ago, Killeen didn't have anyhting but 1 mall and a bunch of pawn shops. Now there is a big shopping center on highway 190 between Killeen and Harker Heights, it has all the characteristics of suburban american blight (sprawl) -- There is home depot, best buy, all that kind of retail mega shopping. It's a mixed blessing - you can now buy things without having to drive to Austin which is good, but it's this huge concrete sprawl which some people may not like.
What to buy: Army souveniers on base (the PX or base museums) or off base. Army surplus stuff (everything military related you can imagine) is everywhere. Pawn shops have a lot of good deals from departing GI's, especially on guns and knives.
What to pay: Cheaper than Austin.
Walmart was a great place to shop. It was especially good for me as we don't have Walmart stores in Australia.
What to buy: You can buy almost anything here. They pretty much have it all.