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Temple is a historic city located in Bell County in central Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,102. The city is part of the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metropolitan area, and is about 65 miles north of Austin and 35 miles south of Waco. Temple was founded in 1881 as a railroad town by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad. Later, other railroads also came through the town, making it a division point for the railroads. The old town mostly consisted of saloons, shacks and tents, and Temple gained a reputation of being home to some tough wild west characters. The early town was nicknamed Tanglefoot, because some citizens found that the combination of muddy streets and liquor made walking through the town challenging. Over the years, and especially with the creation of nearby Fort Hood during World War II, the town attracted more residents and travelers alike for its' central meeting point. Attractions in town include the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, on the second floor of the Santa Fe Railroad station at 315 West Avenue. Several parks and special events can be found in Temple, including the Bloomin Temple Festival, the 4th of July Family Fun Fest and the Texas Early Day Tractor Show.

Surrounding areas: Belton Lake, Texas (10.1 mi), Killeen, Texas (22.8 mi), Florence, Texas (32.1 mi), Waco, Texas (33.3 mi), Georgetown, Texas (37.8 mi)

Temple Vacation Rentals

Temple Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Inn At Scott & White2625 S 31ST StTemple, TX (254) 778-5511
Comfort Suites1415 North General Bruce DrTemple, TX (254) 770-0300
Days Inn1104 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX (254) 774-9223
Econo Lodge Temple1001 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX (254) 771-1688
Hiton Garden Inn Temple1749 Scott BlvdTemple, TX (254) 773-0200
Holiday Inn Express1610 W NugentTemple, TX (254) 770-1100
La Quinta Inn #582 Temple1604 W Barton AveTemple, TX (254) 771-2980
Motel 6 #0257 Temple1100 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX (254) 778-0272
Stratford House Inn1602 N General Bruce DrTemple, TX (254) 771-1495
Temple Fairfield Inn1402 SW HK Dodgen LoopTemple, TX (254) 771-3030
Temple Hampton Inn1414 SW HK Dodgen LoopTemple, TX (254) 778-6700
Temple Hampton Inn1414 SWHK Dodgen LpTemple, TX (254) 778-6700
Ramada Limited1102 E 2nd StBelton, TX7.1 mi.(254) 939-3745
Budget Host Inn1520 S I-35Belton, TX8.4 mi.(254) 939-0744
Holiday Inn Express Salado1991 N Stagecoach RdSalado, TX14.6 mi.(254) 947-4004
Stagecoach Inn401 S Stagecoach RdSalado, TX15.1 mi.(254) 947-5111
Super 8 Motel Of Salado290 N Robertson RdSalado, TX15.4 mi.(254) 947-5000
Hallmark Motor Inn4500 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX21.1 mi.(800) 345-9679
Comfort Suites2709 Cunningham RdKilleen, TX22.1 mi.(254) 634-5560
Best Western Killeen2709 E Business Hwy 190Killeen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 526-6651
Econo Lodge Killeen606 E Central Texas ExprwyKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 634-6868
Fairfield Inn & Suites200 E Centex ExpyKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 634-1142
Friendship Inn Killeen601 W Hwy 190Killeen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 526-2232
Holiday Terrace Motor Hotel1708 E Veterans Mem BlvdKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 690-4141
Howard Johnson Inn803 E Central Texas ExpwyKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 526-4343
Plaza Hotel Killeen1721 Central Texas ExpwyKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 634-1555
Quality Inn & Suites404 South Ft Hood RdKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 554-6633
Rodeway Inn Killeen517 W Veterns Memorial BlvdKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 634-1001
Shilo Inn & Suites - Killeen3701 S WS Young DrKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 699-0999
The Killeen Inn1100 S FT Hood StKilleen, TX22.8 mi.(254) 634-3101
Amerihost Inn2506 Trimmier RdKilleen, TX23.1 mi.(254) 554-3615
Hawthorn Suites Limited of Killeen1502 E Central ExpyKilleen, TX23.3 mi.(254) 634-7795
Holiday Inn Express1602 E Central ExpyKilleen, TX23.3 mi.(254) 554-2727
Sleep Inn & Suites700 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX23.3 mi.(254) 616-2345
Candlewood Suites Killeen2300 Florence RdKilleen, TX23.4 mi.(254) 501-3990
Towneplace Suites By Marriott Killeen2401 Florence RdKilleen, TX23.4 mi.(254) 554-8899
Holiday Inn Killeen300 E Central Texas ExpyKilleen, TX23.5 mi.(254) 690-5511
Doc's One StopI-35 Access Rd & 5TH StJarrell, TX24.4 mi.(512) 746-2096
Sleep Inn & Suites209 Enterprise BlvdHewitt, TX25.8 mi.(254) 420-3200
Varsity Motel1004 E 1ST StCameron, TX28.1 mi.(254) 697-6446

Temple 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 57°F 34°F 1.91 in. -
February 61°F 39°F 2.70 in. -
March 69°F 46°F 2.65 in. -
April 77°F 53°F 2.81 in. -
May 83°F 62°F 4.56 in. -
June 90°F 69°F 3.71 in. -
July 95°F 72°F 1.82 in. -
August 95°F 72°F 2.20 in. -
September 89°F 66°F 4.00 in. -
October 79°F 56°F 3.73 in. -
November 67°F 45°F 3.04 in. -
December 59°F 37°F 2.68 in. -

Temple Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Waco Regional airport (ACT) located about 36 miles north of Temple in Waco, Texas, the Tstc Waco airport (CNW) located approximately 40 miles northeast of Temple in Waco, Texas, the Austin Bergstrom International airport (AUS) located roughly 65 miles southwest of Temple in Austin, Texas, and finally Easterwood Field (CLL) located around 67 miles southeast of Temple in College Station, Texas.

Temple Attractions

Water Parks
Schlitterbahn Waterpark ResortNew BraunfelsTX107.1 mi.
Six Flags Hurricane HarborArlingtonTX114.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Sammons Park Golf CourseTempleTX 
Temple Junior College Golf CourseTempleTX 
Leon Valley Golf CourseBeltonTX6.3 mi.
Greenbrier Golf ClubMoodyTX14.0 mi.
Mill Creek Inn & Country ClubSaladoTX15.6 mi.
Lakeview Golf & Country ClubHarker HeightsTX18.2 mi.
Killeen Golf CourseKilleenTX22.3 mi.
State Parks
Mother Neff State ParkTX16.8 mi. 
Dr Pepper MuseumWacoTX33.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cameron Park ZooWacoTX33.2 mi.
Fossil Rim Wildlife CenterGlen RoseTX82.2 mi.
Fort Worth Zoological ParkFort WorthTX112.4 mi.

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