Visit Killeen, Texas

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From family-friendly activities to dining and special events, Killeen has something for everyone.


There are so many things to do in Killeen you will never get bored.


Two lakes, numerous parks and sports facilities and an incredible waterpark.


You won't be disappointed in all the fun family activities in Killeen.

Let's eat!

Fort Hood helps bring something to Killeen you won’t find anywhere else.  An incredible selection of unique and eclectic dining experiences. Plan a trip to Killeen and experience something new!


Unique food from all of the world.


Some of the best BBQ restaurants and Central Texas cuisine around.


You have to check out our food truck scene. You never know what you might find.

Killeen Daytrips

Can’t decide what to do? Take a look at our pre-planned daytrips!

Upcoming Events

Killeen has numerous events throughout the year for the entire family. Concerts, festivals, sports leagues, community events, outdoor activities, we have it all!

Killeen, Texas

Located in Bell County, Killeen has grown in multitudes of people from all over the world, thanks to Fort Hood. With the addition of the University of Central Texas A&M, Central Texas College, and homes being built at a rapid rate, Killeen is becoming one of the fastest growing cities in America. As the population grows, new businesses are pouring in. Killeen is known as the neighbor of Fort Hood. The Killeen economy is heavily dependent on the Fort Hood post, soldiers and their families. We have a strong talent pool with U.S. Army veterans, an accessible community college, and a stand-alone, state-supported university. American values are strong here. At one time, Elvis himself was stationed at Fort Hood and lived in Killeen.

Get social with Killeen! Post on Instagram and tag us @KilleenCVB and #VisitKilleen. We love to see what our visitors are doing!

We will be closed from 11/23/23-11/27/23 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Happy Thanksgiving from our team to yours!
Where are all our Texas folks at!? We are headed your way this weekend 🫶🏼 Here’s where you can find us this week! 

🍗 Tonight 8/30: puckettsrestaurant - Columbia, TN - 6PM

🍻Friday 9/1: phantomwarriorbrewingco - Killeen, TX - 7PM

🍷Saturday 9/2: westsandycreekwinery - Richards, TX - 4PM 
#countrymusiclover #travelgram #singersongwriter
Park of the Week - Stewart Park, on the north side of Killeen
Welcome to Killeen’s newest playground! This park received a brand-new play structure earlier this year, along with several benches and shade canopies. 
Here you’ll find EIGHT slides 🛝
There are also regular and bucket swings nearby.  My kids had tons of fun climbing and sliding and exploring this new playground.

FYI - There are no restrooms or designated parking spots here 🅿️ 
Looking for more ideas for family fun near Fort Hood? Check out Great Places at the Great Place blog on WordPress (link in bio).

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Want to take the dog for a walk or push the baby in the stroller? Check out Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Trail on the southwest side on Killeen. It’s about 1.5 miles long and runs from Robinett Road to Cody Poe Road.  #killeen #forthood #trail #fortcavazos #copperascove #copperascovetx #killeentx #harkerheights #harkerheightstx
You’ve gotta try these delicious shrimp blankets in Killeen!

Jennifer Rowe (@illfindyourdreamhome) with Sweetwaters Realty introduces us to Thai Thai on Central Texas Expressway in Killeen. 

You’ll find authentic Thai food and incredible service at a place Jennifer calls “the best kept secret in Killeen.” Come on down, and try the shrimp blankets. 

If you’re looking for a new home, give Sweetwaters a call at (254) 238-1694.
Fifth generation Alaskan starts farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Killeen!
Farm to Table in Downtown Killeen?!?!?

@nicky_tharpe (NMLS 466819) with the Wood Group of Fairway introduces us to Let’s Eat Texas.

Amazing food. Locally sourced. Everything made from scratch… even the ketchup. You have to head to downtown Killeen to experience it yourself.

For your next mortgage, give Nicky a call. (254) 312-2020. She and her team are experts.
Incredible breakfast and Salvadorian food meet at Waffle Bear & Cafe Latino, 307 N 8th in Killeen, Texas.

For your next home, give Carlos Pineda with Hustle House Realty a call at (254) 630-4056.

#waffle #wafflebear #salvadorian #elsalvador #killeen
It just might be the best Puerto Rican restaurant in Texas… come and find out for yourself. We had the privilege of dining at CostaMar recently, and we can’t recommend them highly enough. 701 W Elms Road, Killeen, TX
For the BEST Puerto Rican food, visit CostaMar at 701 W Elms in Killeen. Great food, great service, great drinks!

For your next home loan, call Myrna Banzon (NMLS #1516369) with Gold Financial Services at (254) 681-7361.
Our team had the privilege of touring the beautiful National Mounted Warrior Museum today. The museum will open to the public next summer. It's truly a must-see destination. Stay tuned.
Make the short drive to Killeen for Bricks Killeen! This is a fantastic family-friendly free event!

Exhibitors from all over the state will be coming to Killeen Sept 17-18 to show off their goods at the event. Among the attractions will be a big floor mosaic, that the public will be allowed to put together and a 100'x30' Lego train display. 

Details at
Here's a 90s-era billboard for today's Throwback Thursday. There are a lot of reasons to spend time in Killeen, now more than ever. #tbt
1 morning slot on Friday and a possible 3-4 slots available Saturday morning for our 24 HOUR HAIR-A-THON!!! Book up ladies... Keep in mind I also cut hair as well, so men and children are welcomed...
This Memorial Day, we take time to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. I'm especially grateful for my grandfather, Donald F. Smith, who served as a mechanic and ground support for the US Army Air Corps in WWII. *
This year, there's a special way we can honor these brave folks. Click the link in my bio to pay tribute to the active-duty service member or veteran in your life by placing their name and service branch on a brick that will line the entry way to the world class National Mounted Warrior museum being built in Killeen, TX. This is a special and lasting way to honor them and support this effort to memorialize these brave men and women. I bought this one in remembrance of my grandfather. *
To purchase a brick or learn more about the museum, call (833) 464-6667 or click the link below.
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This weekend was SO amazing ‼️ I got to be inspired by some beautiful survivors who all have a story to tell. Life is such a beautiful gift from God. Sometimes we get caught up in our own day to day issues and it’s people out here fighting for their lives. 🙏🏾 I am so humbled by this experience and it was such an eye opener. #HumbleThyself #GodIsGood #StrutTalk 🤞🏾❤️
It's Thursday!! We are getting close to the weekend. What are your weekend plans? #Killeen #KilleenTexas #ThingsToDo #VisitKilleen