Killeen is edged by the 217,000 acre Fort Hood, and named for the civil engineer of the Santa Fe Railroad that built across the county in 1882. Killeen is the largest city in Bell County, and home of Central Texas College, Tarleton University Center - Central Texas. Killeen's rich cultural diversity offers visitors numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options - from rodeos and stock-car racing to the culture of the stage.
Community theater productions are held throughout the year at the Center for the Arts, sponsored by Vive Les Arts Societe.
The Killeen Area Heritage Association sponsors historic exhibits at the Killeen City Hall, housed in the old Killeen High School. A 24-hour storefront exhibit at the Municipal Courts building demonstrates family life in the community before the coming of the Army in 1942.
Additional information on events, accommodations, and attractions are available at the visitor information center in the Killeen Civic and Conference Center and Convention & Visitors Bureau.