Sleep Inn & Suites
700 E. Central TX Expressway
Killeen, TX 76541
Phone: (254) 616-2345
Fax: (254) 680-3456
Arts & Museums
Escape from the 21st Century and journey back into the Great West aboard the Hill Country Flyer, a vintage passenger train making day-trip excursions every weekend year-round. Departing from Cedar Park, only 20 miles (32.18 kilometers) north of downtown Austin, each train ride offers 1920s coach cars for families on a budget and 1950s Pullman lounge cars for leisure travelers. Special excursion trains throughout the year include Christmas specials for children, mystery dinner trains for adults, and holiday rides to local festivals along the train route. The vintage train is operated by the dedicated volunteers from the Austin Steam Train Association, a community-based non-profit organization.
The Dr Pepper Museum is a rare museum that celebrates the American soft drink culture and traces the evolution of the soft drinks industry through numerous exhibits and memorabilia. It encourages capitalism and the economics of free enterprises. Popular displays include a rustic general store, reminiscent of the 1930s grocery shops, a pick-up truck from 1924 and the sound of jingles from old soft drink advertisements. Avail their tours for the best experience and do not miss their Happy Hours with the soda fountain. Students can benefit from their Advertising and Marketing Kid Style program.
McCulloch House is a Greek-Revival structure in Waco. The history museum also conducts several events, programs and educational initiatives.
The Milam County Historical Museum was earlier known as the Milam County Jail and operated as one till 1978, when it was turned into a local historical museum. The structure is a historic county governmental building built in 1895 in the Romanesque Revival style. Built by Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company, the three-story redbrick building was included to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Situated along the Brazos River, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors to the public in 1968 and has been a popular tourist destination ever since. Explore the history of the Texas Rangers - the state's oldest law enforcement company through the various exhibits and relics on display. The Hall of Fame is a memorial to all the Texas Rangers who died in the line of duty. Check out the rotating collection of 2,500 historic firearms and accessories including the one used by famous American outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. Children will enjoy sitting on the wooden horses, putting together a rifle and other fun-filled activities such as the Scavenger Hunt. The Texas Ranger Research Center was added in 1976 and has a collection of over 300,000 items such as case files, personal data of Texas Rangers and reference books. It is mainly used by researchers. There are special programs for schools to educate the kids about the history and importance of the Texas Rangers. Get some memorabilia from the museum store such as the Texas Ranger buckles, cups, leather goods, candles, pins, puzzles and more.
Mayborn Museum is found on Baylor University's campus. This history museum has interesting exhibits portraying the rich history of central Texas. You can explore some amazing archeology and paleontology objects here.
The Waco Mammoth Site is an important place to visit for all tourists interested in Columbian mammoths. It is a wooded parkland spread over a vast area of land and is known to be the largest known place with the remains of a mammoth nursery herd. It is still an enigma how these animals died. Many fossils have been excavated, maybe there are more in store. Get a glimpse of the lives of these Columbian mammoths that is definitely going to be inspiring.