Temple is one of the major cities in Bell County. It was founded as a railroad town and became a junction for three major railways: the Gulf, Colorado, and Sante Fe. With the diverse economy of the city led to its steady growth. Agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and medicine were the major industries. As Temple began to progress, it has become one of the leading medical centers in the Southwest. Today, their population has grown to over 1000 residents and continues to grow
Temple has several unique places to eat. Adding a modern twist to the historical Downtown Temple, The Yard Food Truck Plaza is set alongside the Santa Fe Market Trail. With several diverse food trucks to choose from, you’ll never run out of options!
It’s five o’clock somewhere! Whether you’re looking for a classy wine bar, a local brewery, or a piano bar, Temple’s got exactly what you’re looking for. Temple’s downtown district is booming with bars, brews, and live music. Head to our local Irish pub to hear a performance on the piano or explore the immense tap wall at Treno Pizzeria and Taproom.
If you’re into the outdoors, then Temple is the place for you! With 66 parks to walk around, the city also offers nature gems like Belton Lake, Miller Springs Nature Center, and Mother Neff State Park. For a more social area, there is the Sammons Community Center. The Center has a great golf course that any golfer will enjoy. Have a peaceful walk by yourself or a fun hike with friends, Temple has fantastic natural areas for everyone!
The hustle and bustle of Temple mean you’ll always find something to keep you entertained. Explore different cultures through the city’s Cultural Activity Center. Do you love music? Visit the Temple Symphony Orchestra to hear some phenomenal musical events. If you prefer plays instead, then check out the Temple Civic Theatre. While there are fantastic performances throughout the year, if you come at certain times of the year then you might be able to catch fun events like the Christmas Parade and the Bloomin’ Festival.