THERE'S never a dull moment in Killeen.
From fishing, boating, swimming and sunbathing at Belton Lake to a package of inshore activities like picnicking, visiting more than 190 upscale restaurants, 20 fun attractions and shopping at the downtown in Killeen.
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But that is not all when it comes to Killeen's cultural whirl as the city is home to Fort Hood, the largest military residence in Texas. This military stronghold is no longer active for testing tanks as it did during World War II, but it is now open to the public as the grandest reminder of wartime campaigns. Located half-way between Austin and Waco, Fort Hood wears the pride of General Bell Hood and was named after him.
Other attractions include;
The Chalk Ridge Falls, a definite must for adventurous travelers with hiking available in the area
The Miller Spring Nature Center, a very beautiful nature reserve where rock climbing can be enjoyed
Stillhouse Lake, a massive lake excellent for recreation
The 1st Cavalry Division Museum houses exhibits of war vehicles
The 4th Infantry Division museum, a showplace for historical relics, and war vehicles
If you are seeking something more risky than just sightseeing, Killeen can place you on the fast track at the Texas Thunder Speedway.
If you've already been to Killeen, there is a reason to go back there as during the last years the city has changed for the better. Since "Killeen-Ft. Hood Regional Airport" opened in 2004, Killeen saw a great swell in terms of outside interest in the city. But even foreign interest and investments didn't manage to obscure the cluster of military vehicles and wartime buildings in Killeen. Consequently, the city is far from the top of usual travel list, but its strong adherence to its past and what it is becoming, makes Killeen a really exceptional place to stay.
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