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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

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

East Texas Oil Museum

Every aspect of the oil boom days of the 1930

Kilgore, TX Museums

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

Martin Creek Lake Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best inten...

River Plantation Country Club -Augusta/Biloxi

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Caddo Lake Boating

Caddo Lake offers visitors unlimited boating opportunities thanks to the many private and publicly owned marinas and boat ram...

Historic Inns

Excelsior House - 19th-century hotel numbered among its guests Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Jay Gould and Oscar Wil...

Caddo Lake Steamboat Company

Ply the waters of Caddo Lake aboard the Graceful Ghost steamboat. It's a replica of an 1890s paddle wheel riverboat, like tho...