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Killeen Things to Do

  • Belton Lake

    Well, if you were ever stuck for accommodation, while visiting Killeen, you could easily make yourself right at home in one of these caves.. There was some evidence that someone had done just that.. as there was a fireplace, and also a grill to cook your fish on.. after you caught them in the lake. ;-)

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  • Central Texas State Fair

    Central Texas State Fair, held in Belton, around the Labor Day weekend each year. This fair has been a Killeen-Belton annual event since 1987. The fair features rides, games, and a large variety of food. Livestock shows and competitions, creative arts shows and competitions, military marching units from Fort Hood in nearby Killeen, concerts and...

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  • Mayborn Planetarium

    The Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater opened in 2003.. since then, over 35 thousand visitors have attended programs including Public Planetarium Shows, Laser Light Shows, Large Format Films, and K-12 School Programs. The Planetarium Lobby features a glass-enclosed projection booth, allowing visitors to observe some of the inner workings of the...

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  • Stillhouse Lake

    The reservoir near Killeen is stillhouse lake. It is a huge lake created by damming a river to provide drinking water. The army corps of engineers was responsible. The lake is a nice place to swim, and very scenic, with it's miles of parks and trails. It is also swampy in many areas, and fairly shallow. Fishing and boating are popular, however...

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  • Texas Thunder Speedway

    If you are into the roar of racing cars.. the Super Stock Car Racing should give you all the excitement you crave.. Held every Saturday Night, between the months of March till September. Admission $9.. Children 6 to 12 ..$3 Under 6.. free

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  • Bell County Museum

    The Bell County Museum runs various exhibitions throughout the year.. featuring rare photographs, artifacts, costumes, and other fields of interest. This is a great place to visit if your interest lies in history, historical topics and different cultures.

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Killeen Restaurants

  • A very familia place

    There are most likely several Mc.Donalds eateries in most cities.. and I know that Killeen has at least one.. lol.. Not everyone's thing, but for those who enjoy... Go for it!

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  • A Great Selection of Eateries

    'Rosita's Mexican Food' 615 N 2nd. St. Killeen.....'Hot Wings Grill & Bar' 1002 Wales Drive, Killeen...'Angelos Pizza' (super) 1013 N 8th. St. Killeen... The Hot Wings were delicious, but I wouldn't advise getting the hottest variety. (unless you are a Texan) I think they come in categories.. 1.2.3..1.. VERY HOT...2.. 3 ALARMS...3.. ATOMIC....Be...

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  • Fantastic!

    The China Star was an excellent place to eat. The food was superb, and the service was excellent. This was a smorgasboard affair, and you could return for seconds or thirds.. Friendly staff, and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. The selection of food on offer was huge.. too difficult to name just one. Though I must say, the Spring Rolls were...

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Killeen Nightlife

  • Many Clubs & Nightspots

    Stetson Saloon200 W Veterans Memorial Blvd, Harker Heights, TX 76548(254)699-7330B J'S Hide Out 3404 West Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen, TX 76549(254)634-9933 Bell Clubs Inc 100 East Avenue Centre, Killeen, TX 76541(254)634-4702 Buffalo Bill's RR 5, Harker Heights, TX 76548(254)690-0411Caberet 7213 North Mary Jo Drive, Harker Heights, TX...

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  • Music & Dancing

    Fantastic place, great music, and I had my first 'Amaretto Sour' there. And haven't had one since... Seems they don't know how to make one in OZ. ;-(I don't know about being unique, but the atmosphere was great. Music, Line dancing, Pool Tables, lots of room to breath. And the best music, this side of the black stump... (aussie saying......

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Killeen Transportation

  • Map of the Area

    A map of the area is essential if you are not familiar with the city. Unless you have a good navigator with you..

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  • Killeen Municipal Airport

    Since the opening of the Killeen/Fort Hood Regional Airport.. the Killeen Municipal Airport, is no longer the regions main airport. This airport is now being used for flight training, and privately owned aircraft.

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  • Airplane - Car

    By airplane into Austin, then by car to Killeen. Although I could have gone all the way into Killeen by plane. This is now a better option, since the opening of the new airport.Definitely need a car to get around Killeen, and to travel to other cities. There are other modes of transport, but a car would be most convenient.

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Killeen Shopping

  • Markets.. Good Shopping

    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...

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  • More Shopping

    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.. Anything and everything..Food items, men's, ladies and childrens fashion, jewellry, home...

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  • Great place to Shop

    Walmart was a great place to shop. It was especially good for me as we don't have Walmart stores in Australia. You can buy almost anything here. They pretty much have it all.

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Killeen Local Customs

  • Killeen's 4th. of July Celebrations

    Unfortunately, I never had this experience, but imagine it would be great time to be in Killeen. To celebrate 4th. of July anywhere in the USA would be Awesome.

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  • Get to know the people

    Try and get to know the people a little.. So when you travel toTexas, or any other place, talk to the locals, you just never know what you might learn.

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Killeen Warnings and Dangers

  • Drive on the 'Right' side of the road

    If you are visiting from a country where you drive on the left hand side of the road, remember to stay on the right side in Texas..I had fun and games to begin with, driving in Killeen. At a major intersection, I turned left, into the oncoming traffic, then proceeded to weave my way through and around the cars, trying to get to where I should have...

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  • Don't take 'The Heat' for granted

    Summer time in Texas can be a mighty Hot place. During my visit, the temperatures often reached 110deg. or more.. I can tolerate a lot of heat, but I did have problems one day, because I didn't drink enough. So keep those fluids up... DRINK a LOT!!!Hey... I meant WATER.. NOT BEER.. LOL.

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  • Bars near base

    never walk into a bar close to an army base and announce loudly "I can kick anyone's ass in here, one at a time or all together."If you are talking to a woman in a bar, be sure she is not attached, her GI boyfriend may take offense.

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Killeen What to Pack

  • Essential Items

    Be prepared, and plan for the season. Allow for changes in weather. One of the most important 'essentials' when we travel, is the photographic equipment.. so make sure you pack the camera.. and if it's not a digital, lots of film. Spare batteries, and whatever else you need to capture those memories.

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  • Might bring some clothing also.

    Luggage on wheels.. Depending on the season... You will need warm clothes in winter.. and less is best, in summer.. You can buy anything here.. just bring your medications If you are planning to do outdoorsy stuff, then bring appropriate clothing and footware. You can buy this here also.. lol..

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Killeen Off The Beaten Path

  • Military Cont..

    The Bradley 5M2A2..'The first of the Bradley 5M2A2's entered service in 2000. They are equipped to carry 3 crew, a commander, gunner and driver, as well as 6 fully equipped infantry men in a very cramped space.

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  • The Humvee.. (HMMVVV)

    Humvee...( HMMVVV )The correct spelling of this military vehicles is HMMWV (but pronounced Humvee). The letters stand for High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled vehicles. There are various styles of these Humvee's and the latest have armoured plating.They were chosen by the army because of their reliability, availability, maintainability and...

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  • Military Museum

    The Ft.Hood outdoor Museum is a must see. There is an incredible amount of tanks, planes, helicoptors, and other Army transport vehicles on show, all very interesting, and really worth coming to see.

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Killeen Sports & Outdoors

  • Bowling at Hallmark Lanes

    A favorite, fun past time with many people.. "Bowling" so if this is one that you enjoy, try Hallmark Lanes.. Bowling Ball and footware.. or you can hire.

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  • Baseball

    If you are traveling in these parts, or anywhere in the US, try and catch a live baseball match.. I would have liked to see a live game, but it was nice to watch on TV also, since the opportunity to see a live game never came up.

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  • Southside Roller Skating

    Not sure if the roller skating hall still exists, but that was a fun place to spend some time.I hadn't skated for a long time, and after getting acqainted with a pair of skates again.. didn't do too badly. I guess it's a little like riding a bike.. lol... Roller skates, of coarse.. if you own a pair.. or you can hire them there.

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Killeen Favorites

  • Wonderful Visit

    Killeen was 'page one' of a wonderful US visit for me.I arrived to a fantastic 'Welcome' and a beautiful tradition, of receiving 'The Yellow Rose of Texas'That in itself, will remain a highlight in my memory, forever.It took no time at all, to feel like one of the 'locals' here, the people were so friendly.

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  • Much to see and do.

    There are many interesting places to go, and things to do in Killeen. (apart from my regular visits to Walmart. LOL...) I went to a real 'Country night club' saw a Rodeo for the first time in my life, went to a concert to see Clay Walker, Chad Brock, and Chely Wright, perform. Swimming at Lake Belton, walks through the woods and Stillhouse hollow....

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  • Largest city in Bell County

    Killeen is now the largest city in Bell County, it is also the home of Central Texas College and Tarleton State University-Central Texas Campus. The City adjoins Fort Hood, home of the largest collection of soldiers and fighting machines in the free world. I miss everything about Killeen.. especially the friendly people.

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