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While Temple is known for excellent healthcare and a variety of sporting and special events, the city has much more to offer. Ideally located on IH-35, Temple offers a delightful atmosphere in the heart of Central Texas.

Bell County Museum

The Bell County Museum serves the community as a vital resource for the collection, interpretation and preservation of the historical heritage of the Bell County area. From pre-history to the land grant period, from the formation of the county in 1850, to the establishment of Fort Hood, the region’s history is richly portrayed in permanent and rotating exhibits. The primary focus of exhibits at the museum is the first 100 years of Bell County, from 1850 to 1950, using various aspects of rural and city life. The Bell County Museum is located at 201 N. Main in Belton. Open Tuesday-Saturday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Free admission. 254-933-5243 or visit their web site at

Cultural Activities Center

The Cultural Activities Center (CAC) is Central Texas’ premiere visual and performing arts center. Experience live onstage performances by professional touring artists for children and adults, art galleries and classes, dance classes and camps, summer arts camps, reception & meeting rooms, and much more! The CAC hosts three separate professionally produced musical and theatre entertainment series, as well as international symphony and orchestra performances with The Central Texas Orchestral Society. New gallery exhibitions and openings occur every month and numerous events are held in the banquet facilities, landscaped courtyard, meeting rooms, and 487-seat auditorium. Galleries open Mon. – Sat. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free admission. Box office opens 30 minutes prior to the start of each event. Located at 3011 N. 3rd St. (Exit 303-B off I-35).

For pricing/event information, call 254- 773-9926

or visit

Czech Heritage Museum

A trek through the Czech Heritage Museum and Library is a journey into the culture of the Slavic people from Bohemia, Moravia, and parts of Silesia who settled in Central Texas. Texas settlers and their way of life. Czech contributions to the ethnic diversity of Texas are highlighted in this comprehensive exhibit. Preserved artifacts include a variety of Czech artifacts, coins, Bibles, costumes, antique musical instruments, and an extensive library with historic documents dating back to the 1700’s. It is located at 520 N. Main in Temple in the SPJST Insurance Co. Building. Open 8:00 am.-5:00 pm. weekdays.


Miller Springs Nature Area

When Lake Belton overflowed its spillway in 1992, Mother Nature carved out a huge canyon and created a wetlands. This is being preserved as a natural area offering hiking, bird-watching and wildlife photography. Miracle Mile, a fully accessible boardwalk trail, allows people with disabilities to view the wetlands and restored native prairie below. Open dawn to dusk. From I-35, take Hwy 36 north to FM 2305, then to the northside of the dam on FM 2271.

For information, call 254-298-5900.

Railroad & Heritage Museum

Housed in the restored 1910 Santa Fe Depot with a working Amtrak station, the museum depicts railroad history and local heritage. Exhibits include railroad equipment, model trains, telegraph room and listening stations for train communications, with observation, windows looking over BNSF main line. Locomotives, cabooses and passenger cars are displayed outside. Open Tues. – Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun. Noon – 4 p.m. Located at 315 W. Ave. B.

For more information, call

254-298-5172. Admission fee.

Temple Symphony Orchestra

The Temple Symphony Orchestra provides music of the highest artistic standards, performing a broad range of repertoire to a wide and diverse audience through live performances. Performances are held by season.

For more information, visit

For a more extensive list of area attractions, visit

Shopping Shopping


2nd Hand Antiques

214 S. 2nd St.


2nd Street Emporium

8 S. 2nd St.


Aunt Minnie’s Antiques

504 N. 3rd St.


Brickwood Gifts & Interiors

2603 Thornton Lane #125


Fern’s Antiques

108 N. Main St.


Hart’s Antiques

3 S. 2nd St.


Specialty Shops

A Stitch in Time

518 N. 7th & French


Callie’s House

1918 W Avenue H


Crafters Showcase

2904 S. General Bruce Drive


Nazareth Magnificat Center

1103 S. 9th Street



1401 S. 31st St., Ste. I


The Rosebud

2010 SW HK Dodgen #101


Ryno Glass, L.C.

110 N. Main


Rustic Ranch

2920 SW HK Dodgen Loop



2601 Trade Place


St. Francis Gift Shop

5001 Hickory Rd.


St. Luke’s Gift Shop

2807 Oakdale Dr.


Stained Glass & Goodies

14 N. 10th St.


The Punch Bowl

2819 W. Adams Ave.


Tuesday Morning

2603 Thornton Lane


Major Shopping Centers

Academy Sporting Goods

1407 Marlandwood Rd.


Circuit City

3310 S. 31st St.

Lowe’s Home Improvement Ctr

605 SW H K Dodgen Loop


Sam’s Club

1414 Marlandwood Rd.


Wal-Mart Super Center

3401 S. 31st Street


Shopping Centers:

Birdcreek Crossing

I-35 and Loop 363

Major stores include Target, Home Depot, PetsMart and Best Buy

Market Place Shopping Center

S. 31st St. at HK Dodgen Loop Major stores include HEB Grocery Store, Advance Auto Parts, Pier 1, Kayla’s Hallmark, Beall’s Southloop

Shopping Center

Thornton Lane at HK Dodgen Loop Major stores include Big Lots, Hancock Fabrics, Harbor Freight, Card & Party Factory, Tuesday Morning and Brickwood Antiques.

Temple Mall

S. 31st St. at HK Dodgen Loop Major stores include Dillard’s, Macy’s, J. C. Penney, Premiere Cinema 16, Kayla’s Hallmark and more!

For more shopping options, visit

Dining Clubs, Taverns & Fun!

Applebee’s Neighborhood Gril

l1808 SW HK Dodgen Loop


BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

3550 S. General Bruce Dr.


Chili’s Restaurant

3810 S. General Bruce Dr.


Clem Mikeska’s

Soup & Salad Barn

1217 S. 57th St.


Cotton Patch Cafe

3111 S. 31st St.


Hilton Garden Inn Restaurant

1749 Scott Blvd.


Wing Stop

3024 S. 31st St.


Al’s Bar-B-Q Barn

1220 W. Avenue M


Back Yard Bar-B-Q

1695 Morgans Point Rd.


Chucks Pea Ridge BBQ & Steak House

8205 W. Adams Ave.


Clem Mikeska’s Bar-B-Q

1217 S. 57th St.


Cyclone Corral BBQ

7200 State Hwy 53



Eighth Street Meat Market

717 S. MLK Jr. Blvd.


Fat Boy’s BBQ

2849 Scott Blvd.


Kerley’s Bar-B-Que

613 E. Central Ave.


Michna’s Bar-B-Que

2803 Franklin Ave. in Waco


Moffat Barbeque

13241 Kuykendall Mountain Rd.


Mungia’s Bar-B-Que Restaurant

6095 Heidenheimer Rd.


From a night at the movies to live entertainment,

each night of your stay will be filled with fun and


Bum’s Sports Bar

215 SW HK Dodgen Loop


Features a full bar, big screen TV’s, NTN, billiards, darts, snacks and burgers!

Cactus Jack’s Steakhouse

300 SW HK Dodgen Loop


Features karaoke, a full bar, TV’s and live entertainment.

Cultural Activites Center

3011 N. 3rd Street


Live performing arts, plays and productions. Live music!

Denim & Diamonds

4501 S. General Bruce Dr.


Full bar and dance floor.

Green Door

12 S. 2nd Street


Features a full bar, humidor, live entertainment and delicious food.

Las Casas Patio

2907 S. General Bruce Dr.


There’s always a party on the patio! Full bar and menu, TV’s and lots of fun!

For more dining options, visit

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Temple, TX   -  254.774.1811