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Things to do in Killeen Texas

In and around Killeen are a number of outdoor pursuits, business destinations and military attractions to visit while in town. Whether you choose to stay with Candlewood Suites Killeen, Holiday Inn Killeen - Fort Hood or Holiday Inn Express Killeen - Harker Heights, all are conveniently located and well suited for any stay. Explore Killeen attractions in the area and experience downtown Killeen, Fort Hood, BLORA and beyond.

Fort Hood

Take some time to visit Fort Hood, a 340 square mile area that is the largest armored military base in the United States. Centered between Waco and Austin, this military base is made up of the Main Post, West Fort Hood and North Fort Hood. Further outside of the city of Killeen is the Fort Hood Recreation Center, on Belton Lake.

Carl R. Darnall Army Military Medical Center

The Carl R. Darnall Army Military Medical Center services active duty military personnel, retirees and their families. This large hospital is wide reaching and offers a number of services and treatments, from behavioral health to surgery and beyond. More than 2,000 medical professionals are employed at the hospital.

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Center (BLORA)

BLORA, part of the Fort Hood Recreation Area on Belton Lake. Experience a day of family fun by the lake. Boating and swimming are available activities for families. Grab a bite at the snack stand, or bring your own picnic and spread out in the picnic area. Don't miss the two 300-plus-foot waterslides!

Texas A&M University - Central Texas

The Central Texas branch of Texas A&M University is located in Killeen, with one campus in the city and the other located at Fort Hood. Actively part of the TAMU system for 4 years, this branch typically caters to a non-traditional student set – active military personnel, older students and part-time. School of Business, School of Education and the School of Arts & Sciences offer degree plans here.

Other Great Must-Visit Local Area Attractions

  • Downtown Killeen – 1.7 miles
  • Killeen Mall – 2.0 miles
  • Market Heights Shopping Center – 2.0 miles
  • Vive Les Arts Theatre – 2.2 miles
  • Boulders Sport Climbing Center – 2.2 miles
  • Killeen Civic & Conference Center – 2.3 miles
  • 1st Cavalry Division Museum – 5.0 miles
  • Metroplex Adventist Hospital – 5.1 miles
  • Central Texas College - 5.7 miles
  • Golf Courses of Clear Creek – 6.9 miles
  • Stillhouse Hollow Lake – 13.0 miles
  • Bell County Expo Center – 18.2 miles

Whatever type of visit brings you to Killeen, whether you're visiting family, here on business or a little bit of both, reserve your stay with one of the area's top hotels near things to do in Killeen.