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Kilgore, Texas

Kilgore is surrounded by the pine forests and clear blue skies of East Texas about 120 miles east of Dallas. In 1930, this quiet farming town was thrust into the world limelight by the discovery of a huge oil field; over 1,200 oil wells were once pumping within the city limits and some are still producing. More than 24 restored steel derricks are nostalgic reminders of early boom days, and are now decorated during Christmas.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Rangerette Showcase

Films and displays of props, costumes, uniforms, awards and mementos of Kilgore College's world-famous precision drill and dance team, known for its trademark "high kick" routine. The first of its kind, the Rangerettes were formed in 1940

Kilgore, TX Museums

East Texas Oil Museum

Every aspect of the oil boom days of the 1930

Kilgore, TX Museums

World's Richest Acre Park

On part of one downtown block, actually about 1.2 acres, once stood greatest concentration of oil wells in the world producing more than 2.5 million barrels of oil. All but one of original derricks were dismantled in early 1960s. The original derrick and 26

Kilgore, TX Parks

Roy H. Laird Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1

Kilgore, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Kilgore, TX

El Camino Real

"The King's Highway;" first blazed in 1691 by Domingo Teran de los Rios, first provincial governor of Texas. Often called "Ol...

Jasper Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Marshall Lakeside Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Camp Ford

A historical marker identifies largest prisoner of war compound used for union troops west of the Mississippi. Replica of pri...