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Bell County Expo Center

This newly remodeled multi-purpose entertainment and event complex was built in 1987, and is now home to the Bell County Youth Fair Livestock Show and Rodeo, Central Texas State Fair, Belton Area Chamber of Commerce 4th of July PRCA Rodeo, and countless concerts and conventions. In all, more than 500 events take place here annually.

301 W. Loop 121
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 933-5353

Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission: Varies

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Bell County Museum

For Decades, the Bell County Museum has been a vital resource for the collection, interpretation and preservation of the historical heritage of the Bell County area. The collection covers pre-history, land grant period, the formation of the county in 1850, and the establishment of Fort Hood. The Bell County Museum is now home to The Gault Site, a new interactive exhibit focusing on one of the most prolific and important archaeological sites in North America, located in Bell County, Texas. Now housed in the beautifully restored Carnegie Library Building, constructed in 1904, the Bell County Museum is one of only 12 libraries originally endowed by Andrew Carnegie still standing in Texas.

201 North Main Street
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 933-5243

Hours:
Tue-Sat, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission: Free

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Bell County Museum (Kids)

Award-winning museum provides interactive exhibits, Fun Shops and Summer Camps for children. The museum also has the Time Travelers Kids Club. Call the museum to see how your child can explore archaeology at the museum.

201 North Main Street
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 933-5243

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Bell Fine Arts Association

By appointment only, browse through the art gallery. The Bell Fine Arts Association also offers art classes for children and adults. Contact them about upcoming events.

438 N. Wall Street
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 239-4207

Hours:
Wed-, 9:00 am to 3:00
Sat-, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Belton Christian Youth Center

The BCYC offers youth sports leagues, kid's night out, after school programs, musicals, summer camps, and more! Contact the Belton Christian Youth Center for details.

505 East Ave C
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 939-5759

Belton Lake & Stillhouse Hollow Lake

Belton Lake has long been a Central Texas favorite for water sports, fishing tournaments, camping, picnics or just relaxing. Here, anglers haul in White Crappie, Walleye, Flathead Catfish, Bluegill, Sunfish, Largemouth and White Bass. Fed by the Leon River, Belton Lake offers a haven for fishing and boating enthusiasts, covering 12,300 surface acres with 136 miles of shoreline. Fed by the Lampasas River, Stillhouse Hollow Lake is rated among the highest of Texas lakes for water quality. It covers 11,830 acres and includes 58 miles of shoreline. Open to all, the lake offers many attractive areas for outdoor recreation, water sports, hunting, fishing, sailing or just kicking back Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the Chalk River Falls Nature Trail and its scenic waterfall.

3740 FM 1670
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 939-2461

Admission: Varies

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Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area

Swim, sunbathe and enjoy Belton Lake at Sierra Beach, BLORA's authorized swimming area. The swimming area is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer season pending availability of lifeguards. 2 large water slides are located near the beach. The snack bar sells refreshments. More than 300 family picnic sites and 143 covered picnic shelters, many with barbecue grills are scattered throughout the park. Fishing, ski and party boats are available for rent at the boat dock. Fishing tours, fishing contests, and weekend lake tours are also offered.

Phone: (254) 287-4907

Admission: $8 in summer, $4 in winter, $3 for Mountain Bike Park

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Belton Market Days

Hosted every third Saturday of each month by the Downtown Belton Merchants Assoiciation. This event offers over 60 outside vendors including jewlery, candles,clothes,arts and crafts,etc. Plus, Beltons Downtown Merchants stay open throughout the event.

Downtown Belton
Phone: (254) 939-5699

Hours:
Sat, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Cathedral Oaks

Celebrate your special occasion in style at the Cathedral Oaks Evevnt Center. Nestled on six oak-covered acres. Central Texas premire location for weddings,receptions,banquets, corporate events, and more.

Phone: (254) 939-6257

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City Parks

Beall Park 1101 North Beall St. Chisholm Trail Park 1980 Sparta Road Confederate Park Confederate Blvd. Continental Park North 14th & College Griggs Field East Avenue J & Fairway Harris Community Park North Alexander St. Heritage Park 1502 Park Ave. Jaycee Field West Avenue I & Mary Jane Lions Field 5th and Smith St. Miller Heights Community Park 2395 South Miller Nolan Creek Hike & Bike Trail Along Nolan Creek Quail Meadows 2606 1/2 Kneese Dr. South Wall Tiger Park 1895 South Wall Yettie Polk Park 101 S. Davis Park Belton, TX 76513

Phone: (254) 933-5860

Farmers Market

Fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers.

Corner of Central Ave and Penelope St
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 778-2104

Gault Site at Bell County Museum

Our new permanent archaeology exhibition is an interactive experience that will focus on how the Gault Site was used by early peoples as an extremely important source for tool making. Tours of the Gault Site

201 North Main St.
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 933-5243

Hours:
Tue-Sat, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission: Free

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Grand Avenue Theater

General Admission Seating The majority of our seating is what you typically find in a theater setting with general admission seating. Three of our theaters are exclusively general admission while the larger theaters have two-thirds of the seating devoted to general admission. Reserved Seating Option The latest releases will typically be viewed in one of our three larger theaters. These theaters offer reserved seating and are located on the three rows immediately above our main aisle. You can purchase reserved tickets up to a week in advance to ensure you get a seat with your family and friends without worrying about the line or showing up late. Advantages: Larger Seats, More Leg Room, Guaranteed Seat Location, No waiting in Line In Theater Dining With a full service kitchen, we offer in theater dining with a variety of foods including world-class sliders, chicken sliders, fried shrimp, and pizzas. In addition, our Parlor offers Blue Bell ice cream, shakes, malts, and smoothies. If it's coffee you like, we are proud to feature Starbucks Coffee. From Mocha Frappucinnos to Caramel Macchiatos or just a cup of House Blend, we've got what you need. view menu >

2809 Oakmark Dr
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 939-5050

Admission: Children, Matinees*, Seniors, Active Duty Military (with ID) - $6.50 Adults - $9.00 Reserved Seating

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Harris Community Center

The T.B. Harris Community Center is a beautiful, multi-purpose facility able to accommodate meetings, family reunions, wedding receptions, and training seminars. Amenities include wireless internet, audio and visual capabilities with projection screens available, a full-use kitchen, and various set-up options in select rooms. Reservations may be made by phone, email or by visiting the center.

401 North Alexander
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 933-5860

Hours:
Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Hike and Bike Trail at Nolan Creek

Belton's best hidden treasure along the bank of Nolan Creek. Enjoy a stroll or bike ride among Belton's natural beauty of trees and birds. The Hike and Bike trail connects Confederate, Yettie Polk, and Harris Community Parks.

Lena Armstrong Public Library

Contact the library for details on events for adults and children.

301 East 1st Avenue
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 933-5830

Miller Springs Nature Center

Miller Springs offers an expansive 266 acres for hiking and exploring nature on a self-guided basis. This authentically restored prairie area includes several well-maintained walking trails lined with native broom grass, blue stem and wildflowers that lead to picturesque sites thoughout the center. Located in the historic "Tennessee Valley" along the Leon River, Miller Springs Nature Center is home to three canyons and overlooks the Belton spillway.

Highway 2271 North of Lake Belton Spillway
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 939-2461

Admission: Free

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Musick Alumni Center & Museum

The Musick Alumni Center & Museum at the Parker House on the campus of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is housed in the former president's home, which has been remodeled to showcase the rich heritage of the school. The first floor exhibits communicate fourteen of the traditions loved by students and alumni while the upstairs tells the chronological history of UMHB, beginning in 1845.

509 West 9th Street on UMHB Campus
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 295-4599

Hours:
Mon-Fri, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Admission: Free

South Belton Cemetery Self-Guided Tour

Discover History as you tour the South Belton Cemetery. Many of those buried at South this Cemetery contributed to the development of Belton, Bell County, and Texas. There are members of pioneer families that worked the land and established the towns, and there are bankers, merchants, doctors, and community leaders. The cemetery has two 1936 Texas Historical Commission markers. Veterans of the War of 1812, the Mexican War, San Jacinto, Indian Wars, more than 90 Confederate veterans, and at least one Union Army veteran of the Civil War all rest here. The marker for Elizabeth Burriss, who died in 1851, has the earliest death date. Brochures available at Belton Chamber of Commerce.

Belton Chamber of Commerce
412 East Central Ave.
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 939-3551

Splash Pads

2010 Season opens May 29! Cool off the kids in one of Belton's two splash pads. A Chisolm Trail theme water feature is available at the Harris Community Park. Tiger Splash Pad is located at the corner of South Wall Street and East Avenue S.

Phone: (254) 933-5860

Admission: Free

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That Art Place

Whether you’re looking for a fun evening out with friends, a creative outlet for your kids, or in depth art lessons, That Art Place has something for you! That Art Place features a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio that is open for walk-ins Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 8pm and Saturday from 11am to 8pm. Art workshops are offered throughout the week and might include painting, crafts, printmaking, drawing, wire sculpture, mosaics and more. Art lessons for all ages and skill levels are available in everything from watercolor to ceramics. See the online calendar for the full schedule. Discover your creative side at That Art Place!

328 A North Main Street Belton, TX 76513
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 613-4292

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The Gin

The Gin - Where traditions meet modern flair and good taste is evident... Located overlooking the banks of Nolan Creek, the Gin is situated within a beautiful park-like courtyard, characterized by its early 1900's architecture. Shoppers can enjoy the stores, or simply relax and take in the sights and sounds of Nolan Creek. Weekend visitors to The Gin are treated to the sounds of live music in the courtyard from acoustical guitars to contemporary rock bands against the backdrop of history and a running creek. Brickwood Coronos de Oro Mexican Restaurant Creekside Gallery Weigh Station Yogurt Woodhouse Day Spa

219 South East St.
Belton, TX, TX
Phone: (254) 939-5175

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Trailriding at BLORA Ranch

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area Ranch offers 1-hour guided trail rides that pass through some of the best scenery in Texas. Pony rides for children under twelve are available, as well as riding lessons for all levels of riding experience. Horses are available for beginners and experts alike.

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 287-2523

Hours:
Wed-Sun, : to :

Admission: Varies, Advance Reservation Required

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UMHB Musick Alumni Center and Museum

A new tourist attraction for people visiting or living in Bell County is the UMHB Musick Alumni Museum. The museum has many historcal items, furniture and artifacts that are arranged for viewing with complete written descriptions on their historcal significance. the rooms will include such things as dresses worn by former first ladies, a bedroom set up to simulate a dorm room from the early 1950s, an information wall on all former university presidents, and information on student organizations dating back to the late 1800s.

900 College Street
Belton, TX

Hours:
Mon-Fri, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Admission: Free

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor was chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas. The first building, simply called "The College," was built in 1886 but burned in 1929. The Luther Memorial Arches are the only evidence of that structure and are an important campus landmark today. The University sits on 250 acres in the rolling hills of Central Texas. Enjoy walking through this peaceful campus filled with historic buildings, historical markers, native landscaping, many sculptures and a vibrant student spirit.

900 College St.
Belton, TX
Phone: (254) 295-8642

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