The town of Killeen, Texas would not have grown into the city it is today without the establishment of Camp Hood, a U.S. military reservation, in 1942. The base, now called Fort Hood, attracted thousands of families to the area as a way to meet the demands of World War II.
However, the inception of the town goes back to 1882 when the Santa Fe Railway company became established thus, inspiring the town name after Frank P. Killeen, an engineer who worked for the railway company.
If you struggle to pick a place to eat, the city of Killeen has plenty of choices to fit your taste buds like Taiwan Dragon, Stillhouse Wine Room, Tyku Wine Bar and Lounge, and The Waffle Den.
Killeen Mall is easily located in the center of town with an infinite amount of shops to choose from, such as American Eagle, Buckle, Dillard’s, H&M, PacSun, Sephora, and so much more!
Golf lovers can rest assured that hitting the green is easy with Killeen’s Stonetree Golf Club. Or if hiking and biking is more your speed, head on over to Heritage Oaks Hike & Bike Trail.
he National Mounted Warfare Foundation is building a world-class museum in the heart of Texas next to Fort Hood. This museum will honor our mounted soldiers and share the untold stories of their service to our nation. The National Mounted Warrior Museum (NMWM) will feature various immersive exhibits, multimedia experiences, and educational programs for visitors of all ages and bring history to life. Visitors will discover how mounted warfare has evolved through hearing personal stories from soldiers, learning about Fort Hood’s history, gaining insight through simulations, uncovering the military’s role in peacekeeping and disaster-relief missions, and much more. The NMWM will be a living testament to the mounted soldiers’ team efforts in defense of our country’s freedom throughout our nation’s history.
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Family fun can be found everywhere in the city from The Lions Club Aquatics Park, Great Escape of Central Texas, and Project Scuba. A day of adult fun can be had at Axed Out Texas, Lunar Mini Golf, and Killeen Bowlerama.