In the heart of the state, Killeen is a small Texas city located just an hour northwest of Austin. Adjacent to the main residential section of Fort Hood, Killeen supports the military base that occupies the land to the city's west. The Killeen/Fort Hood Regional Airport affords direct flights to Killeen from other areas.
The historic downtown contains two sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Killeen Downtown Historic District, located between Avenue B to Santa Fe Plaza and North 4th Street to North 8th Street, is a designated preservation area. The building that houses the Killeen City Hall is also designated for its historical and architectural significance. The Andy K. Wells Hike and Bike Trail connects downtown to the Killeen Community Center, which is a multi-purpose facility that includes events spaces, a gym, and a two-acre dog park. The Stonetree Golf Course, completely renovated in 2005, is a state-of-the-art facility for all levels of golfers. The Lions Club Park, meanwhile, boasts a family recreation center and aquatics center. For a culture fix, check out the Vive Les Arts Theatre, a nonprofit community theater in Killeen that provides fine arts programming to the central Texas area.
Downtown Killeen has plenty of restaurants to keep things interesting. Streets like Rancier Avenue are heavily populated with dining establishments, but there's plenty of restaurants, as well as Killeen hotels, scattered throughout the city. Seasonally, the Green Avenue Farmer's Market pops up on Fridays. Food Truck Fridays also happen in downtown Killeen, with cuisine ranging from Korean Fusion to Guamanian food.
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