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Temple, Texas
315 West Avenue B
Temple, TX 76502
254-298-5900
www.discovertemple.com
Temple, Texas

Attractions in Temple 

Temple is a captivating town, surrounded by shimmering lakes and rolling green hills, that has as much to offer nature lovers as it does those who enjoy the finer things in life. Tour a historical museum, go swimming or kayaking, listen to a performance by a professional symphony, or relax at a local winery. All of these things can be done at the many attractions in Temple. Read on to see what this Central Texas town has to offer.


Bell County Museum
Discover the history and cultural heritage of Temple and the surrounding area at the Bell County Museum in Belton. The museum’s permanent collection of photographs, antiques, newspaper clippings, and photographs tells the tale of the people who lived in this part of Texas, from prehistory to the modern day. Bell County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday.
201 North Main Street
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5243


Cultural Activities Center
Temple’s Cultural Activities Center is an all-in-one arts facility home to numerous galleries and a concert venue that hosts symphonic and theatrical performances. A variety of classes – including dance, pottery, and yoga – are available for children and adults.
3011 North 3rd Street
Temple, TX 76501
(254) 773-9926


Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center
In the latter half of the 19th century, a wave of Czech immigrants settled in towns across Central Texas, forever changing the cultural makeup of the Lone Star State. The story of these immigrants is retold in the Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center in Temple. This museum houses artifacts and exhibits that examine Czech culture and history from the sixth century through the Cold War. Visitors are welcome to the museum Tuesday through Saturday.
119 West French Avenue
Temple, TX 76501
(254) 899-2935


Lake Belton
Temple sits just a few miles east of Lake Belton, a vast recreational lake that has plenty of space to go boating and fishing. Several parks nestled on the lake’s shores have public-access boat ramps, fishing spots, and swim beaches. The lake is open to the public year-round.
3740 FM 1670
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-2461


Lion’s Junction Family Water Park
Beat the Texas summer heat at Lion’s Junction Family Water Park in Temple. Step on in to the unique zero-depth pool, or zoom down one of the park’s two three-story waterslides. In addition, there is a special play area just for kids and a 200-foot-long lazy river are part of the park. The water park is open during the summer months only.
5000 South 5th Street
Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5920


Miller Springs Nature Area
Hikers, bikers, and wildlife enthusiasts will find much to love about Miller Springs Nature Area. This scenic 260-acre park has 11 miles of hiking and biking trails and is home to more than 200 species of wildflowers and 90 varieties of birds. The nature area is open from dawn to dusk throughout the year, and admission is free.
1473 FM 2271
Belton, TX 76513


Nolan Creek Winery
Savor a glass of top-shelf wine in a charming Old-World style bar at Nolan Creek Winery, situated a few blocks south of downtown Belton. In Nolan Creek’s bar, you can order one of several wines made from grapes grown in Texas, or try a red or white imported from vineyards around the world. If you want to be outside, take your glass to the winery’s outdoor patio where you can enjoy a scenic view of Nolan Creek.
219 South East Street
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 613-4475


Railroad & Heritage Museum
Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum offers an in-depth look into the town’s history with rail dating back to the early 20th-century. The museum showcases a collection of railroad equipment and memorabilia related to the history of the region, as well as rotating exhibits that delve into a range of topics. All of this is housed within the original Santa Fe Depot that was built in 1911. Today, the depot stands next to an active rail line, offering rail fans to see modern trains as they zoom by.
315 West Avenue B
Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5172


Sammons Golf Links
Sammons Golf Links is a public 18-hole golf course set among the rolling hills and oak trees of Central Texas. The par-70 course resides on the north side of Lake Polk, which is fed by a creek that comes into play on 16 of the holes. Sammons Golf Links is open year-round.
2727 West Adams Avenue
Temple, TX 76504
(254) 771-2030


Temple Symphony Orchestra
Temple Symphony Orchestra is a top-class musical company made up of up to 90 professional musicians from Central Texas. Performances are held from September to April at Temple College. Tickets for these shows are available online.
100 West Adams Avenue
Temple, TX 76501
(254) 778-6683


Temple Civic Theatre
Catch a show at the Temple Civic Theatre, a community-based performing arts company that produces plays and musicals throughout the year. Tickets for individual performances can be purchased on the theater company’s website.
24113 South 13th Street
Temple, TX 76504
(254) 778-4751

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Temple, Texas
315 West Avenue B
Temple, TX 76502
254-298-5900
www.discovertemple.com
Temple, Texas

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