Once known as a sleepy farm trade town, Killeen has evolved into one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. The town boasts a thriving music and arts scene and is the home of Fort Hood, a nearby U.S. military installation and the largest employer in the region. There are plenty Killeen hotels for visitors to choose from, including affordable accommodations for those on a tight budget to luxurious suites for families and corporate travelers.
Visit the Vive les Arts Theater on South W.S. Young Drive for great community theater productions and events throughout the year.
The Killeen Civic & Conference Center is located in the heart of the downtown area. Guests of hotels in Killeen can attend a wide variety of events and conventions that are regularly held, including arts exhibits and trade shows.
Hotels Killeen visitors can visit the Killeen Mall, the city's premier indoor shopping center. Other major retailers are scattered across the Highway 190 corridor.
Killeen offers several familiar chain restaurants, but visitors should get a taste of the local cuisine at homegrown restaurants like the Red Onion Indian Bistro, Billy Bob's Burgers and Petty's BBQ, famous for its ribs and specialty Banana Cheesecake Pudding.
The PRCA Rodeo Killeen is held every year on the rodeo grounds near the Killeen Civic & Conference Center. Held during the last weekend of March, the rodeo is a fun, family friendly event. Racing fans can enjoy the action at the nearby Texas Thunder Speedway on West Stan Schlueter Loop.