Best Things To Do In Belton, Texas

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Belton is located in the heart of Texas among the rolling plains, wooded hills, rivers and lakes and is 60 miles (96 kilometers) from South Austin. The nearest airport of Belton is Killen-Fort Hood Regional Airport, which is 36 miles (58 km) from the center of Belton, Texas. This airport is well connected with domestic and international airports. The best time to visit Belton is from November to April. During these months the climate of the city is pleasant, but the rest of the months the temperature is very hot. There are many places to visit here, such as lakes, parks, places for scuba diving, and theaters and museums. Come explore with us!

1. Still House Hollow Lake

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Still House Hollow Lake is located on the River Lampasa and is very beautiful, clean and a decent swimming beach. Moreover, military discounts are offered at this place. It is a great location to relax where the tourists and locals can enjoy fishing and diving, along with the other water sports.

Still House Hollow Lake

Website: Hollow Lake

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2. Belton Lake

Belton lake
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Belton Lake is a great lake with clear water for boating, swimming and fishing. It is the best place for kayaking and Belton Lake has multiple parks around it, offering different amenities for the tourists and locals. There are a number of cabins you can rent as well as BBQ facilities. It has beautiful scenery, good hiking trails and a lot of wildlife, thus it is a family oriented place.

Belton Lake

Address: On the Leon River in Bell and Coryell counties, Belton, TX

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3. Live Oak Ridge Park

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Live Oak Ridge Park is a great place with a lake to kayak and to go fishing. It’s on a cliff so you can take in the marvelous views with lots of Live Oak trees. Located here are wonderful campgrounds and fantastic restrooms. Many sites are shaded and nearby there is beachfront with picnic tables. Fire pits are provided for your convenience, so I recommend visiting with the family or your friends to enjoy fishing and picnicking in the beautiful surroundings.

Live Oak Ridge Park

Address: Live Oak Ridge Park Dr, Belton, TX

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4. White Flint Park

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White Flint Park is a pretty area to watch the wildlife, like deer, birds, fox, etc. The sites are large with wonderful overnight shelters. This park is a nice place to take a break in, and the kids will also love coming here to see the animals and birds. I recommend visiting this place and enjoying a few hours or even staying overnight.

White Flint Park

Address: White Flint Park Rd, Moody, TX

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5. Belton Antiques

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Belton Antiques is an antique store with shabby chic and refinished furniture. There are many items in this store. Lovely new and old items are displayed with creativity and with love. The antique items are very beautiful, and make the perfect unique gift for a loved one back home.

Belton Antiques

Address: 206 East 6th Avenue, Belton, TX

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6. Grand Avenue Theater

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Grand Avenue Theater is clean, with comfortable seats, huge screens and classy service. The staff is friendly and offers typical theater snacks as well as ice creams. It is an amazing experience to visit this place. It’s convenient to check the show times online and you can also book a show in advance. I recommend visiting this place with family to enjoy the movies in comfortable seats with delicious snacks!

Grand Avenue Theater

Address: 2809 Oak Mark Dr, Belton, TX

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7. Waterside Sports

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed at the time of writing

Waterside Sports is a great family spot, located in the middle of the lake, and a great place to launch boats from. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to have fun with the whole family or friends. The staff members are very friendly, and you can rent the facilities at reasonable rates. Here you can get jet skis and boats free of cost! You have to pay only for kayaks and paddle boards. Since the park is located near the water side you can also go fishing by paying a small fee. The kids will love to visit this place, so it is definitely not to be missed on a warm day.

Waterside Sports

Address: 3260 Lake Park Rd, Belton, TX

Website: Waterside Sports

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8. Ghost Wagon Tours

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Ghost Wagon Tours is one of the most unique and interesting haunted ghost tours, as it is a custom-built rolling ghost on wheels, which leads the participants! On this 90-minute walking tour through the historic haunted downtown areas, you can hear and see the possible ghosts on their radar screen, as the wagon moves along. I recommend this tour for the braver travelers.

Ghost Wagon Tours

Address: Corner Penelope Street and Central Ave., Parking Lot, Belton, TX

Website: Ghost Wagon Tours

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9. Scuba Divers Paradise

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Scuba Divers Paradise is awesome and has plenty of activities for the water loving traveler. The owners and the team of instructors are friendly and well mannered, offering all kinds of diving opportunities. To watch the beauty under water is fabulous, and a great experience to share with family and friends.

Scuba Diver Paradise

Address: 4600 Simmons Rd, Belton, TX

Website: Scuba Diver Paradise

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10. Bell County Museum

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Bell County Museum is an outstanding and well-executed museum rightly described as the pride of Bell County. Here tourists can learn lots of interesting information about the past history, and other great programs are available, free of cost. It focuses on archaeology, and the local guides are available to provide full information on the items kept in the museum.

Bell County Museum

Address: 201 N Main St, Belton, TX

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Enjoy the outdoors, history and excitement of Belton

Belton, Texas is an awesome place to visit with family or a group of friends, so don’t miss this fantastic, adventurous trip. Just follow our list for an itinerary bound to impress every member of your group!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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