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Killeen is located in Bell County in central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 127,921. Killeen is the major city in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metropolitan area. The economy of the city is largely dependent on the Fort Hood military base and the soldiers and their families that live there. Until the 1940s, the town of Killeen remained a small and isolated farm trade center. This changed drastically after 1942, when Camp Hood (re-commissioned as Fort Hood in 1950) was created as a military training post to meet the demands of the World War II. Laborers, construction workers, contractors, soldiers, and their families moved into the area by the thousands, and Killeen virtually became a boomtown. Killeen suffered a recession when Camp Hood was all but abandoned after the end of the war, but when Fort Hood was established as a permanent army post in 1950, the city boomed again. Attractions in Killeen include Vive Les Arts Theatre, a full-time arts organization which produces several shows each year. Recent shows include the long-running Broadway hit Cats, Aint Misbehavin and All Shook Up (a jukebox musical featuring the songs of Elvis Presley). The city of Killeen was named "Playful City USA" for the 5th consecutive year from the non-profit KaBOOM for providing children with ample opportunities for play.

Surrounding areas: Belton Lake, Texas (13.0 mi), Florence, Texas (19.4 mi), Temple, Texas (22.8 mi), Lampasas, Texas (27.1 mi), Georgetown, Texas (33.6 mi), Leander, Texas (37.9 mi)

Killeen Vacation Rentals

Killeen Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerihost Inn2506 Trimmier RdKilleen, TX (254) 554-3615
Best Western Killeen2709 E Business Hwy 190Killeen, TX (254) 526-6651
Candlewood Suites Killeen2300 Florence RdKilleen, TX (254) 501-3990
Comfort Suites2709 Cunningham RdKilleen, TX (254) 634-5560
Econo Lodge Killeen606 E Central Texas ExprwyKilleen, TX (254) 634-6868
Fairfield Inn & Suites200 E Centex ExpyKilleen, TX (254) 634-1142
Friendship Inn Killeen601 W Hwy 190Killeen, TX (254) 526-2232
Hallmark Motor Inn4500 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX (800) 345-9679
Hawthorn Suites Limited of Killeen1502 E Central ExpyKilleen, TX (254) 634-7795
Holiday Inn Express1602 E Central ExpyKilleen, TX (254) 554-2727
Holiday Inn Killeen300 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX (254) 690-5511
Holiday Terrace Motor Hotel1708 E Veterans Mem BlvdKilleen, TX (254) 690-4141
Howard Johnson Inn803 E Central Texas ExpwyKilleen, TX (254) 526-4343
Plaza Hotel Killeen1721 Central Texas ExpwyKilleen, TX (254) 634-1555
Quality Inn & Suites404 South Ft Hood RdKilleen, TX (254) 554-6633
Rodeway Inn Killeen517 W Veterns Memorial BlvdKilleen, TX (254) 634-1001
Shilo Inn & Suites - Killeen3701 S WS Young DrKilleen, TX (254) 699-0999
Sleep Inn & Suites700 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX (254) 616-2345
The Killeen Inn1100 S FT Hood StKilleen, TX (254) 634-3101
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Killeen2401 Florence RdKilleen, TX (254) 554-8899
Best Western Inn And Suites321 Constitution DrCopperas Cove, TX10.4 mi.(800) 518-4406
Cactus Lodge Motel & Apartments1209 East Hwy 190Copperas Cove, TX10.4 mi.(254) 547-4271
Howard Johnson Express Inn302 W Hwy 190Copperas Cove, TX10.4 mi.(254) 547-2345
Holiday Inn Express Salado1991 N Stagecoach RdSalado, TX15.9 mi.(254) 947-4004
Stagecoach Inn401 S Stagecoach RdSalado, TX16.0 mi.(254) 947-5111
Super 8 Motel Of Salado290 N Robertson RdSalado, TX16.1 mi.(254) 947-5000
Budget Host Inn1520 S I-35Belton, TX16.2 mi.(254) 939-0744
Ramada Limited1102 E 2nd StBelton, TX16.9 mi.(254) 939-3745
Doc's One StopI-35 Access Rd & 5TH StJarrell, TX21.5 mi.(512) 746-2096
Best Western Inn At Scott & White2625 S 31ST StTemple, TX21.5 mi.(254) 778-5511
Hiton Garden Inn Temple1749 Scott BlvdTemple, TX21.5 mi.(254) 773-0200
Holiday Inn Express Gatesville111 North Hwy 36 BypGatesville, TX22.0 mi.(254) 865-1207
Regency Motor Inn Gatesville2307 MainGatesville, TX22.0 mi.(254) 865-8405
Days Inn1104 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX22.0 mi.(254) 774-9223
Motel 6 #0257 Temple1100 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX22.0 mi.(254) 778-0272
Comfort Suites1415 North General Bruce DrTemple, TX22.1 mi.(254) 770-0300
Econo Lodge Temple1001 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX22.1 mi.(254) 771-1688
Stratford House Inn1602 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX22.1 mi.(254) 771-1495
Holiday Inn Express1610 W NugentTemple, TX22.2 mi.(254) 770-1100
La Quinta Inn #582 Temple1604 W Barton AveTemple, TX22.5 mi.(254) 771-2980

Killeen Weather & Climate

Central Texas has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with prevailing winds from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild and relatively dry. Snowfall is rare, but ice storms occur about once every two years or so. On average, central Texas receives 33.6 inches of rain per year, mostly in the spring and fall. Severe thunderstorms are also possible in the springtime. Tornadoes are a threat, especially in the springtime. Bright sunshine prevails, however, most of the time, with the area receiving nearly 2,650 hours of sun per year. The highest recorded temperature in central Texas was 112 F. on September 5, 2000. Summer highs exceed 100 degrees F. on an average of 18 days per year and exceed 90 degrees F. on 116 days per year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 58°F 34°F 1.66 in. -
February 62°F 37°F 2.46 in. -
March 69°F 45°F 2.93 in. -
April 78°F 52°F 2.46 in. -
May 84°F 61°F 4.49 in. -
June 91°F 68°F 3.70 in. -
July 95°F 71°F 1.34 in. -
August 95°F 71°F 1.85 in. -
September 89°F 65°F 3.13 in. -
October 80°F 55°F 3.23 in. -
November 68°F 44°F 2.93 in. -
December 60°F 36°F 2.70 in. -

Killeen Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Draughon Miller Central Texas Regional airport (TPL) located about 19 miles east of Killeen in Temple, Texas, the Waco Regional airport (ACT) located approximately 45 miles northeast of Killeen in Waco, Texas, the Tstc Waco airport (CNW) located roughly 52 miles northeast of Killeen in Waco, Texas, and finally the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located around 63 miles south of Killeen in Austin, Texas.

Killeen Attractions

Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX100.5 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX117.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Killeen Golf CourseKilleenTX 
Lakeview Golf & Country ClubHarker HeightsTX5.3 mi.
Copperas Cove Golf CourseCopperas CoveTX10.2 mi.
Leon Valley Golf CourseBeltonTX16.9 mi.
Mill Creek Inn & Country ClubSaladoTX16.9 mi.
Gatesville Country ClubGatesvilleTX21.6 mi.
Sammons Park Golf CourseTempleTX23.0 mi.
Temple Junior College Golf CourseTempleTX23.0 mi.
Greenbrier Golf ClubMoodyTX25.1 mi.
Hancock Park Municipal Golf CourseLampasasTX27.0 mi.
State Parks
Mother Neff State ParkTX21.1 mi. 
Dr Pepper MuseumWacoTX45.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Latin American Collection of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of ArtAustinTX58.8 mi.(History)
Texas Military Forces MuseumAustinTX58.8 mi.(History)
Texas Memorial MuseumAustinTX58.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Umlauf Sculpture Garden & MuseumAustinTX58.8 mi.(Art)
Charles W. Moore FoundationAustinTX58.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX45.5 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX77.2 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX113.7 mi.

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