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Belton, Texas
Belton, Texas
412 E. Central
Belton, TX 76513

Attractions in Belton

No matter what time of year you visit, Belton offers many great locations for sightseeing, exercising, and just generally having a good time. It’s definitely not the place to come if you’ve just started a diet. Between the world-famous barbecue at Miller’s, the comfort food at Dead Fish Grill, and the juicy steaks at The Gin, Belton has some great places to really chow down.

Of course, you could work off some calories at one of the city’s excellent parks, if you’re not too busy checking out the fascinating historical hot spots of Bell County. The following are just a few of the top attractions in Belton to visit.

Bell County Courthouse
In 1999, this historic Belton landmark was restored to its original 1884 look, with a replica statue, dome, and clock tower installed. It’s a can’t-miss stop for lovers of Texas history and Renaissance Revival architecture.
1201 Huey Drive
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5160



Bell County Expo Center
Professional rodeos, high-flying motocross, and concerts by some of the biggest music acts in the world are hosted at the Bell County Expo Center throughout the year. Rooms are also available to rent for family reunions and other events.
301 West Loop 121
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5353

Bell County Museum
The Bell County Museum provides a look back at the historic and prehistoric heritage of the area. Standout exhibits include Bell County in miniature, the interactive “Passport Through Time,” and the Chisholm Trail monument. Group tours are available at no charge, but must be made two weeks in advance.
201 North Main
Belton, Texas 76513
(254) 933-5243

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
BLORA is Belton Lake’s 89-acre home for watersports, camping, biking, paintball, and wildlife spotting. Stay in an on-site cottage or hook up your RV to one of the many full-featured pads. Kayak, canoe, ski, wakeboard, and tube rentals are available at the checkout center.
Cottage Road
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 287-4907

Cochran, Blair and Potts
Since 1884, Cochran, Blair and Potts has provided the good people of Belton with everything from coffee beans to coffins. You can still step into the oldest operating department store in the state for clothes or footwear, or some memorabilia from the in-store museum.
221 East Central Avenue
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-3333

Dead Fish Grill
Come for the comfort food and stay for the most unbeatable view in town. Enjoy some surf and turf with a refreshing beer to wash it down as you look out over Belton Lake. Added bonus: dogs are welcome on the patio.
2207 Lake Road
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-5771

Miller’s Smokehouse
Texas Monthly anointed this Belton eatery one of the 50 best barbecue joints in the world. It’s known for its three versions of pork-and-beef sausage and brisket that practically melts in your mouth.  
208 North Penelope Street
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-5500

Miller Springs Nature Center
The 260 acres that comprise this nature park include 10 trail loops totaling over 10 miles of hiking, jogging, and biking space. The diverse ecosystem of wetlands, forest, canyon, and prairie land make for fantastic wildlife viewing.
1473 FM-2271 Highway
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5412

Nolan Creek Hike and Bike Trail
This trail connects three parks in the heart of Belton: Confederate, Yettie Polk, and Harris Community. The latter features a butterfly garden, fishing deck, and splash pad, while the highlight of the trail is a 400-foot bridge over Nolan Creek.
700 Confederate Park Drive
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5861



Schoepf’s Bar-B-Que
Schoepf’s is well-known for serving up mouth-watering brisket and tender ribs to the folks in Belton. It has also become a hub for live Texas music, hosting a free concert series in the summer. Best of all, it’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can get three squares there in a single day if you just can’t get enough of their barbecue.
702 East Central Avenue
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 939-1151

South Belton Cemetery
An official Historic Texas Cemetery, South Belton is the final resting place of 32 Confederate soldiers. Many of the earliest settlers of Belton and Bell County are also interred here, with the earliest gravestone dating back to the year 1851.
South Penelope Street
Belton, TX 76513

The Gin at Nolan Creek
Get your fill of hearty meat-and-potatoes inside a former cotton gin that was built in the late 1920’s. During the warmer months, you can hear live music on Thursday through Saturday nights or simply hang out on the patio that overlooks the creek.
219 South East Street
Belton, TX 76513
(254) 613-4446

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Belton, Texas
Belton, Texas
412 E. Central
Belton, TX 76513

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