THERE’S NOTHING TYPICAL ABOUT KILGORE, TEXAS. WE ARE RUGGED AND RUSTIC, YET COOL AND PROGRESSIVE.
For those who want to explore East Texas on their terms and at their own pace, Kilgore, Texas, has the perfect blend of historic natural beauty, outdoor recreation, music and shopping to unplug, unwind and explore.
Energy and serenity collide in Kilgore! Stroll under the pines in one of Kilgore’s scenic parks, or walk beneath a steel forest of steeple-high oil derricks marking the greatest concentration of oil wells in the history of the world at the World’s Richest Acre Park. Search for geocache treasures at Synergy Park or catch rainbow trout at Elder Lake. Walk through time and full-scale replicas of Kilgore’s oil boom at the East Texas Oil Museum, then head downtown for unique boutiques, delicious dining options, historic murals, and architecture. You’ll gush over Kilgore!
A hidden pocket of arts and culture blossoms here with the only professional theatre company in East Texas along with world’s best-known collegiate drill team, “Kilgore College Rangerettes” traveling from coast-to-coast and border-to-border in the United States and on several world tours. Plus nationally renowned annual events such as the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Reel East Texas Film Festival along with the unique East Texas Pipe Organ Festival further cements Kilgore’s rich cultural assets.
A city with a vibe all its own
Catch a view of the sunset through the tall pines while running the scenic track at Synergy Park. Discover our thriving performing arts and dance scene, make new friends on an excursion to a nearby vineyard. From big local flavors to vibrant music and rich history, you’ll discover energy that makes Kilgore, Texas legendary.
Kilgore offers many opportunities for a memorable Texas vacation. Our proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Louisiana makes it an easy weekend getaway for road-trippers. Located only 15 minutes from a hassle-free airport, and on Interstate-20, getting here is easy—wanting to leave will be the challenge!