The City of Stars


the world's richest acre

Texas Shakespeare Festival


BIKE East Texas

About Kilgore

Where History Lives and Discovery Awaits!

Visit Kilgore

For those who want to explore East Texas on their terms and at their own pace, Kilgore, has the perfect blend of historic natural beauty, outdoor recreation, music and shopping to unplug, unwind and explore.

Stroll under the pines in one of Kilgore’s scenic parks, or a steel forest of oil derricks marking the greatest concentration of oil well’s  at the World’s Richest Acre. Go for a thrilling ride at Big Head mountain bike trail or catch rainbow trout at Elder Lake. Walk through time at the East Texas Oil Museum or the Texas Broadcast Museum, then head downtown for unique boutiques, delicious dining options, historic architecture!

A hidden pocket of arts and culture blossoms here with the Texas Shakespeare Festival, being the only professional theatre group in East Texas, along with the founders of collegiate drill team, the World-Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes. Plus, nationally renowned events such as the Reel East Texas Film Festival along with the unique East Texas Pipe Organ Festival further cements Kilgore’s rich cultural assets.

A Hallmark Town with Character to last a lifetime

Catch a view of the sunset through the tall pines while running the scenic trail at Meadowbrook Park. Discover our thriving performing arts and dance scene, make new friends on an excursion to a nearby vineyard.

Getting Here

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!