Killeen Pop. 86,911 Alt 833

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Edged by 217,000 acre Fort Hood. Named for civil engineer of Santa Fe Railroad that built across county in 1882. Largest city in Bell County, home of Central Texas College, University of Central Texas. Killeen's rich cultural diversity offers visitors numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options - from rodeos and stock car racing to the culture of the stage.
Community theater productions are held throughout the year at the Center for the Arts, sponsored by Vive Les Arts Societe. 

Additional information on events, accommodations, and attractions are available at the visitor information center in the restored Santa Fe depot, including a guide to historical sites and markers. Operated by the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau, the center is open Monday through Thursday 8:30a.m. - 5p.m., Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. At One Santa Fe Plaza. Tel. 254/526-9551, or 1/800/869-8265.

The Killeen Area Heritage Association sponsors historic exhibits at the Killeen City Hall, housed in the old Killeen High School, Avenue D at College Street. the city offices are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Killeen lies on U.S. 190, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Killeen, TexasFort Hood-
Covering 339 square miles of Central Texas, the modern Army post is staffed with the largest collection of soldiers and fighting machines in the free world - the only two-division post in the nation. Home of the Army's III Corps, 1st Cavalry and 4th Infantry Divisions. Visitors welcome at two museums on the post.

The 1st Cavalry Division Museum exhibits more than 150 years of cavalry uniforms, equipment, arms from sabers to assault helicopters; emphasis on division combat during World War 11, in Korea, and in Vietnam. Artillery, tanks, trucks and captured foreign weapons; at 761st Tank Destroyer Blvd.

4th Infantry Division Museum allows visitors to explore the history of the Division through a series of self guided exhibits which use  artifacts, text and photographs showing soldiers in service to their country through three wars. In addition, the museum has a large number of historical vehicles on exhibits on the grounds.

Visitors are welcome at each Division's museums Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. noon - 3:30 p.m.; closed only Christmas, New Year's, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Visitors stop at main gate entrance from U.S. 190 west of Killeen.

Ten city parks offer more than 250 acres for family recreation. Features include sports fields, tennis courts, swimming pools and picnic areas and golf and youth centers.



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