Harker Heights, Texas is a town about an hour out of Austin, home to both outdoor recreation and indoor fun. Fish, swim and boat at the lake or dance all night at the club, Harker Heights is a great place to visit both day and night.
1. Stillhouse Hollow Lake
At Dana Peak Park, you can enjoy the Stillhouse Hollow Lake with a variety of outdoor activities including camping, water sports, hiking, horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, hunting, fishing and more. With large group pavilions, the park is the perfect place for family gatherings or to just enjoy the afternoon with a few friends. The 2,602-hectare (6,430-acre) lake is perfect for cooling off on a hot Texas afternoon, but if you don’t feel like playing in the water, you can always explore the nearby forested area.
Because few shores are developed, the lake is the perfect place to experience nature basically untouched. Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and catfish call the clear deep water home, living next door to an array of birds including hawks, Great Blue herons, ducks, geese, many songbird species and more. Trails also surround the lake, giving visitors a self-guided tour of nature and Texas’ wildlife.
Stillhouse Hollow Lake
Address: Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Texas
Website: Stillhouse Hollow Lake
2. Boulders Sport Climbing Center
If you’re looking for an adventure that doesn’t take place outdoors, consider the Boulders Sport Climbing Center. With 12-meter (40-foot) walls containing 30 top rope stations, a free-standing boulder, a lead wall, a fitness area and a 9-meter (30-foot) rappel tower, this facility is perfect for getting you off the couch, out of the hotel room and to the gym without hiring a personal trainer. At Boulders Sport Climbing Center, the focus is on building a community of climbers in a safe and fun way. Even if you’ve never climbed before, you have nothing to fear as the staff is readily waiting to help you climb at your level. Everything you need, including a harness and climbing shoes, is available at the facility, so whenever you are looking for a place to exercise in Harker Heights or just want a fun challenge, head to Boulders.
Boulders Sport Climbing Center
Address: Boulders Sport Climbing Center, 325 Indian Trail, 76548 Harker Heights, TX
Website: Boulders Sport Climbing Center
3. Club Fuego
At Club Fuego, it will truly feel like the party starts when you walk in. Club Fuego is the place to dance, drink and be merry every weekend in Harker Heights. With Latino music pumping through the club and a killer dance floor, you can dance until you drop. Special events and shows are held regularly, including New Year’s Eve Parties and live band performances, meaning that no matter when you choose to go out, Club Fuego is sure to be popping.
Address: 704-B Edwards Dr., 76548 Harker Heights, TX
Website: Club Fuego
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4. Great Escape of Central Texas
Do you have what it takes to be an escape artist? If you think you’re up-to-snuff, check out the Great Escape of Central Texas. At the Great Escape, you can choose from one of one of four rooms to be locked in for an hour. That is unless you solve the mystery of how to get out first. Clues are hidden throughout each room, putting you and your teammates a step closer to getting free.
Play with strangers, a group of friends or a partner and try to solve rooms like the Haunted Manor, where the ghost of Christina Mariell still lurks, protecting her crown. Heist the “Heart of the Ocean Diamond” from the local bank or travel back in time to World War Two and solve the Enigma. Whatever room you choose, there’s only one question that waits to be answered. Can you escape?
Great Escape of Central Texas
Address: 811 South W. S. Young, 76543 Killeen, TX
Website: Great Escape of Central Texas
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For a retro experience that takes you back to being a kid with all the adult perks, head to the BitBar. This 21 and older venue is not only full of food and drinks (yes, of the alcoholic variety) but is also the home of many classic arcade games. That’s right. While you put back a pint with some friends, you can also play Ms. Pac Man, Street Fighter II, Donkey Kong and more, all in their original arcade format. The bar is open seven days a week, with specials like Monday Movie Night and Comedy Open Mic Night on Thursdays, BitBar is sure to be a great night out.
Address: 701 W Elms Rd, Suite 330, 76542 Killeen, TX
6. The Stonetree Golf Club
Built in 1970 and renovated in 2005, the Stonetree Golf Club is the perfect place to relax and hit the green in Killeen, Texas. Just seven minutes out of Harker Heights, this club is open to the public, while still being well equipped for professional players. The club hosts 25 to 30 annual golf tournaments each year, a beautiful venue with rolling terrain, multiple species of trees and several small lakes and fountains. At the golf course, four sets of tees are provided, offering a challenging yet fair test to both novice and pro golfers. Golf equipment and apparel can all be purchased at the pro shop, so even if you left your clubs at home, you can still play at the Stonetree Golf Club.
The Stonetree Golf Club
Address: 1600 Stonetree Dr., 76543 Killeen, TX
Website: The Stonetree Golf Club
7. Sports City Grill
If you’re worried about missing the big game during your Harker Heights visit, Sports City Grill has you covered. This restaurant serves more than just delicious food and drinks, bringing almost every game to all who enter. Drink specials are offered daily and if you are looking for a place to make new friends or hang out with the old, Sports City Grill is known for its vibrant nightlife.
Sports City Grill
Address: 300 W Central Expy #105, Harker Heights, TX
8. Stillhouse Wine Room
The Stillhouse Wine Room is the perfect place to go if you are searching for a relaxing evening among friends. At the wine room, you can enjoy not only wine but also beer and tapas in a friendly wine room and beer pub. Order a wine flight and you can taste several wines at once. Live music is hosted during the weekends, making the Stillhouse Wine Room a delightful destination for visitors and locals alike.
Stillhouse Wine Room
Address: 403 E Stan Schlueter Loop, Suite: 308, 76542 Killeen, TX
Website: Stillhouse Wine Room
9. Family Aquatics Center
Finally, escape from the Texas heat at the Family Aquatics Center. With a 962-square-meter (10,360-square-foot) multi-use pool, the aquatics center is the perfect place to spend a splashing afternoon. Featuring a bath house, a 25-meter (82-foot) lap pool, three water slides, a bowl slide, spray grounds and more, the park is guaranteed fun for all ages.
Family Aquatics Center
Address: 1800 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, 76542 Killeen, TX
Website: Family Aquatics Center
Visit Harker Heights!
A trip to Harker Heights is sure to be remembered, leaving you aching to return. From golfing to fishing to dancing to climbing, Harker Heights is fun for the whole family and the lone traveler.
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