Kilgore, Texas Visitor Information
Attractions Guide - What to See & Do
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To the City of Stars where you can walk among a forest of giant star-topped oil derricks at the World's Richest Acre that produced 2.5 million barrels of oil in one block of historic downtown Kilgore.
Go high stepping with the most famous dance and drill team in the world- the Kilgore College Rangerettes at the Rangerette Showcase Museum. Kick up your heels at the Rangerette Revels every year in April.
Discover every aspect of life as it was in the 1930's with a tour of Boom Town in the unique East Texas Oil Museum.
Join the East Texas Pump Jacks and all your friends every June & July for the excitement of fireworks, promotions, contest, mascots, music, food, and most of all, fun.
And did we mention great wooden bat collegiate baseball from some of the best college players in the nation?
You can take in a little culture at the Texas Shakespeare Festival inside the air conditioned Van Cliburn Auditorium. Two Shakespeare plays, two classical plays and a musical and all can be seen over a three day weekend the months of July & August.
Be sure and visit the Shakespeare Garden patterned after the original Shakespeare Garden in England, plants, flowers and shrubs are native to England and referenced in several Shakespeare plays.
A White Christmas in East Texas, We guarantee it. Each mid-December Kilgore's main street is closed to accommodate a three lane downhill snow tubing adventure for kids of all ages. Are you looking for a White Christmas? Kilgore, Texas is the place to be.
Holiday Trail of Lights - Six festive cities in two states glowing with energy and millions of lights. Kilgore events include: Winterfest and Mt. Kilgore downhill snow tubing slide (second Friday & Saturday in December); Night time Christmas Parade ( first Tuesday following Thanksgiving); Christmas In The Oil Patch (Thursday before Thanksgiving) and Holiday Happenings in Historic Homes (first Friday in December).