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Railroad & Heritage Museum
Santa Fe Depot
The Railroad & Heritage Museum is housed in the restored 1910 Santa Fe Depot with a working Amtrak station and the Temple Visitor's Center, the museum depicts railroad history and local heritage. Exhibits include railroad equipment, model trains, telegraph room and listening stations for train communications, with observation windows looking over BNSF main line. Locomotives, cabooses and passenger cars are displayed outside. Open  Tues. – Sat. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Located at 315 W. Ave. B. For more information, call (254) 298-5172 or click here to view website. Admission fee. Click here for a buy one get one free admission coupon. Just show coupon at time of admission purchase for the discount!

Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center
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Czech contributions to the ethnic diversity of Texas are highlighted in a comprehensive exhibit in their newly renovated building, also a Temple Historic Marker site. With all of its unique features, the building provides the perfect backdrop for the museum and all of its artifacts at. Preserved artifacts include a variety of Czech artifacts, marionettes hand carved in 1875, needlework, coins, Bibles, costumes, antique musical instruments, and an extensive library with historic documents dating back to the 1700's. The genealogy library contains one of the largest Genealogy collections in Texas and also hosts a computer bank for Internet research. Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment. Located at 119 W. French Ave. For more information, call (254) 899-2935 or (800) 727-7578 or click here to visit them online.

Bell County Museum
Bell County Museum
The Bell County Museum serves the community as a vital resource for the collection, interpretation and preservation of the historical heritage of the Bell County area. From pre-history to the land grant period, from the formation of the county in 1850, to the establishment of Fort Hood, the region's history is richly portrayed in permanent and rotating exhibits. The primary focus of the exhibits at the museum is the first 100 years of Bell County, from 1850 to 1950, using various aspects of rural and city life. The museum is located at 201 North Main Street in Belton. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information, call (254) 933-5243 or click here to visit them online!

The Wilson House Tour
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The interiors of the Wilson house feature extensive use of decorative plastic laminates.The Wilson house, is a statement of the many founding principals that remain intact even today - innovation, design excellence and a commitment to the continuous development of interior surfacing products that, literally, become the fabric of our everyday lives. In light of this, the house also provides a repository for Wilsonart history. In July 1998, the Wilson house was awarded National Landmark status by the Texas Historical Commission and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a significant architectural structure. On the national level, it was recognized for the extraordinary design of the interior which had an impact on the design of subsequent structures; and the employment of cutting edge laminate technology. Tour hours are Mon. - Fri. 8am-5pm. Tours are by appt. only and must be scheduled one week in advance. Located at 1714 S. 61st St. For more information, please contact 254-207-2207 or click here to visit them online!

The Little & Farquhar Science Museum
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See the wonderful-world of science on display. Geodes, quartz and meteors are just a few of the many exciting things guests will see here at The Little & Farquhar Science Museum. Set in a shop behind their home near Cater Elementary School, Mr. Little has graciously displayed his private collections of precious metals, gems, rocks, static electricity experiments and much more. A truly unique experience for kids and adults. No charge. Please contact Mr. Robert Little at 254-778-1592 for tour availability.


City of Temple
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561