The City of Stars


the world's richest acre

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Things to Do

Indoors or Out…

Kilgore has a rich history, and plenty of history-related activities – but we also have some fantastic outdoor attractions, phenomenal arts & culture, and must-see sights.

Find Some Fun!

Creekside Trail

The Creekside Trail opened in October 2018 and is the first phase of the Kilgore Trails System. The 2.58 miles of winding path takes walker, runners and bikers through beautiful woods alongside Bighead Creek. Trail heads are located at Stone Rd, Houston St and Dudley Rd, with an access point also available at Moccasin Trl. 

Dodson Auditorium

W.L. Dodson Auditorium is a premiere entertainment destination for East Texas located on the Kilgore College campus.  The auditorium seats 1,635 and annually hosts graduation ceremonies and Rangerette Revels.  Many other concerts and theatre productions are held in Dodson each year. The auditorium opened in 1952.

East Texas Oil Museum

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.

Kilgore City Park

A very popular spot at Kilgore City Park is the Skate Park, which offers a partial bowl, half pipe, raised platforms and more. The park also offers a Splash Pad. The Lazy Splash Ranch is a free splash pad that is open during the hotter months of the year.