Summer in Kilgore

Texas Shakespeare Festival

BIKE East Texas





Category: Attractions

Built in 1931, the Texan Theater was the place to go for Westerns. Owned by the City of Kilgore, ongoing renovations aim to revitalize the historic venue.

Kilgore’s former United States Post Office, ca. 1938, a project of Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation, spotlighting its history and renovation.

The Oldest Home in Kilgore, ca.1876, a Project of the Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation.

The Crim Theater that stands on South Kilgore Street has been part of Kilgore since 1939. The façade of the Crim Theater still towers in many memories and has been refurbished in all its neon glory.

The Broadcast Museum spotlights the people and equipment of broadcasting’s Golden Age, featuring working television and radio studios, a vintage equipment restoration facility, and archives available for research.

The library was built in 1939 and continues to serve the citizens of East Texas.

This beautiful garden is modeled after the original Shakespeare Garden in England. Built to complement the Texas Shakespeare Festival, each of the plants and shrubs grown is referenced in one of Shakespeare’s plays. Open daily, the garden is located at Brook Drive and US Highway 259 on the Kilgore College Campus. Admission is free.

Located on the Kilgore College campus, The Rangerette Showcase and Museum features a mechanized display of Rangerette props, a display of costumes from the spring stage show, Rangerette Revels, and thousands of photographs and newspaper clippings depicting the Rangerettes’ storied history.

Journey back to the early 1930s to see how people lived. Refresh your memory to the lyrics of a deep-rooted gospel hymn in the church exhibit. Get a lesson in the history of local schools. This fascinating museum houses the authentic recreation of oil discovery and production from the largest oilfield inside US boudaries.