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Guidebook for Charming Historic Retreat

Food Scene
Features Sushi and Japanese food! This place is great for families or couples!
Nami Japanese Steak Temple
19 South 2nd Street
Features Sushi and Japanese food! This place is great for families or couples!
Upscale restaurant that is world renown for their succulent U.S.D.A. prime steaks, an award winning wine cellar, impeccable service, and style.
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locals recommend
Cheeves Bros. Steak House
14 E Avenue A
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locals recommend
Upscale restaurant that is world renown for their succulent U.S.D.A. prime steaks, an award winning wine cellar, impeccable service, and style.
Family owned Clem Mikeska's Bar-B-Q has been serving some of the best, most authentic Texas-style BBQ in the state for more than 50 years! Enjoy true Texas BBQ served the old fashion way with all of the fixings at Clem Mikeska's Bar-B-Q!
Clem Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
1217 S 57th St
Family owned Clem Mikeska's Bar-B-Q has been serving some of the best, most authentic Texas-style BBQ in the state for more than 50 years! Enjoy true Texas BBQ served the old fashion way with all of the fixings at Clem Mikeska's Bar-B-Q!
Take a drive to Dead Fish Grill in Belton, Texas! This casual dining restaurant is located on beautiful Belton Lake in Belton, Texas. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, regularly scheduled live entertainment, great atmosphere, fantastic margaritas and delicious food!
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Dead Fish Grill
2207 Lake Road
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Take a drive to Dead Fish Grill in Belton, Texas! This casual dining restaurant is located on beautiful Belton Lake in Belton, Texas. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, regularly scheduled live entertainment, great atmosphere, fantastic margaritas and delicious food!
Craving something sweet? Head on over to Smallcakes! You might recognize them from Cupcake Wars on Food Network! Their cupcakes are delicious and will satisfy your sweet cravings!
Smallcakes Cupcakery & Creamery - Temple
6102 W Adams Ave
Craving something sweet? Head on over to Smallcakes! You might recognize them from Cupcake Wars on Food Network! Their cupcakes are delicious and will satisfy your sweet cravings!
A go to place for tea lovers! They sell signature drinks that are originally from Thailand and also serve Japanese Kakigori, which are shaved ice treats, and many other menu items like their steamed buns. HOURS: Tea Luck is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Tea Luck
320 E Central Ave
A go to place for tea lovers! They sell signature drinks that are originally from Thailand and also serve Japanese Kakigori, which are shaved ice treats, and many other menu items like their steamed buns. HOURS: Tea Luck is open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sunday.
My favorite Thai restaurant in town! Love the fried rice with pineapple, chicken, and mild spice! Can also call in and pick up your order. Watch your spice level. : )
Mee Mee's
2807 W Adams Ave
My favorite Thai restaurant in town! Love the fried rice with pineapple, chicken, and mild spice! Can also call in and pick up your order. Watch your spice level. : )
Belton, Texas
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Miller's Smokehouse
300 E Central Ave
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locals recommend
Belton, Texas
Belton, Texas
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The Gin at Nolan Creek
219 South East Street
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locals recommend
Belton, Texas
Coronas De Oro
219 S East St
Schoepf's Bbq
702 E Central Ave
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
7425 W Adams Ave
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locals recommend
Megg's Cafe
1749 Everton Dr
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MOD Pizza
2102 S 31st St
Italiano's Pizza, Pasta, & Subs
1610 S 31st St
Belton, Texas
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locals recommend
Fire Street Pizza
10310 FM439
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locals recommend
Belton, Texas
Benny’s Ristorante Italiano
17 South Main Street
Waco, Texas
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locals recommend
Magnolia Table
2132 S Valley Mills Dr
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locals recommend
Waco, Texas
Temple, Texas
Dynasty Restaurant
2501 Airport Rd
Temple, Texas
Waco, Texas
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locals recommend
Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant
220 S 3rd St
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locals recommend
Waco, Texas
Temple, Texas
La Riv Italian Cuisine
7410 W Adams Ave
Temple, Texas
Great Italian restaurant!
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locals recommend
Pignetti's
14 S 2nd St
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locals recommend
Great Italian restaurant!
Georgetown, Texas
10
locals recommend
Gumbo's North on the Square in Georgetown
701 South Main Street
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locals recommend
Georgetown, Texas
Salado, Texas
Robertson’s Hams The Choppin Block
1420 N Robertson Rd
Salado, Texas
Austin, Texas
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locals recommend
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
114 West 7th Street
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locals recommend
Austin, Texas
Temple, Texas
Good Life Bakery Cafe
7348 W Adams Ave
Temple, Texas
Scores Pizza & Wings
298 S East St
Shopping
You can't visit Central Texas without taking a 30 minutes drive to the Magnolia Market Silos! HGTV Stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, own several businesses in Waco, Texas, including the Magnolia Silos. Join the thousands of visitors who make the trip to the Silos each week hoping to catch a glimpse of Chip and Joanna, or find some of the great decorative items featured on their show. Hours: 10 am – 6 pm Mon. – Thurs., 9 am – 6 pm Fri. & Sat., Closed Sunday.
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Magnolia Market Silos
1320 Jack Kultgen Fwy
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You can't visit Central Texas without taking a 30 minutes drive to the Magnolia Market Silos! HGTV Stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, own several businesses in Waco, Texas, including the Magnolia Silos. Join the thousands of visitors who make the trip to the Silos each week hoping to catch a glimpse of Chip and Joanna, or find some of the great decorative items featured on their show. Hours: 10 am – 6 pm Mon. – Thurs., 9 am – 6 pm Fri. & Sat., Closed Sunday.
Located in the historic downtown, you'll find The Hub which offers shopping apparel, accessories, home décor, toys and even something for “man’s best friend.” You'll also find, Sweet Eileen, a converted vintage trailer that serves up good eats and sweet treats while you shop. There is also a party space in their lower level which is available to rent for meetings, showers, parties, etc. Tour the upper level which is elevator-served, to see the work of talented artists and artisans from Texas and beyond! Hours: MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 10AM-6PM, CLOSED SUNDAYS
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The Hub
7 S 2nd St
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Located in the historic downtown, you'll find The Hub which offers shopping apparel, accessories, home décor, toys and even something for “man’s best friend.” You'll also find, Sweet Eileen, a converted vintage trailer that serves up good eats and sweet treats while you shop. There is also a party space in their lower level which is available to rent for meetings, showers, parties, etc. Tour the upper level which is elevator-served, to see the work of talented artists and artisans from Texas and beyond! Hours: MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 10AM-6PM, CLOSED SUNDAYS
"Spice Village, the dream shopping experience. More than 60 boutiques under one roof!" "Welcome to Spice Village: a collection of shops that has everything you need to add a little or a lot of zest to your life! Collegiate, kids, baby, home decor, men’s accessories, jewelry, souvenirs, bath & body, candles, clothing and so much more! This 30,000 square feet shopping experience you do not want to pass up. Located in downtown Waco, TX for the last 20 years and we are proud to have been spicing up people’s lives since 1997!" - Spice Village
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Spice Village
213 Mary Avenue
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"Spice Village, the dream shopping experience. More than 60 boutiques under one roof!" "Welcome to Spice Village: a collection of shops that has everything you need to add a little or a lot of zest to your life! Collegiate, kids, baby, home decor, men’s accessories, jewelry, souvenirs, bath & body, candles, clothing and so much more! This 30,000 square feet shopping experience you do not want to pass up. Located in downtown Waco, TX for the last 20 years and we are proud to have been spicing up people’s lives since 1997!" - Spice Village
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Salado
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Salado Antique Mall
751 N Stagecoach Rd
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Round Rock Premium Outlets
4401 North Interstate Highway 35
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San Marcos Premium Outlets
3939 I-35
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Centerpoint Station Restaurant & Boutique
3946 Interstate 35 Frontage Road
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IKEA
1 Ikea Way
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The Domain
11410 Century Oaks Terrace
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ROUGH AND READY ANTIQUES
602 South Main Street
The Escape Fine Crafts and Gifts
713 S Main St
Entertainment & Activities
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is located in Temple’s historic Santa Fe Depot. The museum has a collection of railroad equipment and is displayed on the grounds, next to an active railroad yard where rail-fans can observe daily operations and traffic of the BNSF and Amtrak. Nearby you will find the beautiful Santa Fe Gardens, Whistlestop Playground, and Temple Visitor Center.
Railroad & Heritage Museum
315 W Avenue B
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is located in Temple’s historic Santa Fe Depot. The museum has a collection of railroad equipment and is displayed on the grounds, next to an active railroad yard where rail-fans can observe daily operations and traffic of the BNSF and Amtrak. Nearby you will find the beautiful Santa Fe Gardens, Whistlestop Playground, and Temple Visitor Center.
The FOMO Factory's new art form is perfect for taking selfies! "Lose yourself in a wall of balloons, spell your name in Scrabble letters, and play with toys in this limited-time pop up shop that speaks to the child in all of us." There are 7 spaces that take you back to childhood memories! Tickets for the FOMO Factory are $23, children under 12 are $15, and children 3 and under are free! The FOMO Factory experience is approximately one hour. Please be sure to confirm your date and time before purchase. HOURS: Thursdays and Fridays from 2pm to 8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm. *SEE THEIR WEBSITE FAQ PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PARKING, ETC.
The FOMO Factory
720 Red River St
The FOMO Factory's new art form is perfect for taking selfies! "Lose yourself in a wall of balloons, spell your name in Scrabble letters, and play with toys in this limited-time pop up shop that speaks to the child in all of us." There are 7 spaces that take you back to childhood memories! Tickets for the FOMO Factory are $23, children under 12 are $15, and children 3 and under are free! The FOMO Factory experience is approximately one hour. Please be sure to confirm your date and time before purchase. HOURS: Thursdays and Fridays from 2pm to 8pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm. *SEE THEIR WEBSITE FAQ PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PARKING, ETC.
Ready for some bowling? Video games? Or a game of laser tag? There is so much to do at Spare Time! Check out their website for savings and drink specials! HOURS: Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Friday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Spare Time Texas
5434 205 Loop
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Ready for some bowling? Video games? Or a game of laser tag? There is so much to do at Spare Time! Check out their website for savings and drink specials! HOURS: Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Friday, 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Salado Lone Star Winery & Chupacabra Craft Beer
418 N Main St
Barrow Brewing Company
108 Royal St
The Book Cellar
3 W Central Ave
Bell County Museum
201 N Main St
O'Briens Irish Pub
11 E Central Ave
Grand Avenue Theater
2809 Oak Mark Dr
Wildflower Country Club
4902 Wildflower Ln
Temple Civic Theatre
2413 S 13th St
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Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute
300 South 5th Street
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Cinemark theatre
4501 South General Bruce Dr.
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McLane Stadium
1001 South Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
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Georgetown Winery
715 South Main Street
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Salado Glassworks
2 Peddler's Alley
Mill Creek Golf Club
1610 Club Cir
The Book Cellar
3 W Central Ave
3 Texans Winery and Vineyard
7536 FM2409
Moose & Goose Winery
6300 Middle Rd
Salt Lick Cellars
1830 FM 1826
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The Oasis On Lake Travis
6550 Comanche Trail
215
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Cultural Activities Center
3011 N 3rd St
Temple Civic Theatre
2413 S 13th St
Bell County Expo Center
301 W Loop 121
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locals recommend
Texas Hill Country Olive Company
2530 West Fitzhugh Road
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locals recommend
J Kowboy Wine Bar
13 E Avenue B
Green Door On Second
12 S 2nd St
Dancing Bee Winery
8060 U.S. 190
The Woodhouse Day Spa - Cedar Park
1300 E Whitestone Blvd
Walker Honey Farm
8060 US-190
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Museum of the Weird
412 East 6th Street
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Kissing Tree Vineyards
109 3rd St
Salado Glassworks
2 Peddler's Alley
Parks & Nature
How to see Austin's Bat Bridge: https://www.tripsavvy.com/austins-bat-bridge-a-viewing-guide-254880
For outdoor fun, BLORA activities open for you to enjoy include recreational activities (but are not limited to) sightseeing, bird watching, horseback riding, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, camping in cottages or RV's, boat ramps, along with the shaded pavilions. The Sportsmen’s Center Area Access Program manages all recreational activity on Fort Hood. Tel: +1 (254) 287-5847
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BLORA
7999 Sparta Rd
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For outdoor fun, BLORA activities open for you to enjoy include recreational activities (but are not limited to) sightseeing, bird watching, horseback riding, hiking, biking, hunting and fishing, camping in cottages or RV's, boat ramps, along with the shaded pavilions. The Sportsmen’s Center Area Access Program manages all recreational activity on Fort Hood. Tel: +1 (254) 287-5847
Lions Park
4320 Lions Park Dr
Chalk Ridge Falls Park
5600 FM1670
Salado Creek
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Enchanted Rock
100
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Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge
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Chalk Ridge Falls Park
5600 FM1670
LIVE OAK RIDGE
Grocery Stores
Need to do some grocery shopping? Recommend shopping at HEB Marketplace on S. 31st Street location.
Not every city and town has a Buc-ee's! But WE do! Gas up at our local Buc-ee's before you leave Temple, Texas, where there's something for everyone!
Buc-ee's
4155 N General Bruce Dr
Not every city and town has a Buc-ee's! But WE do! Gas up at our local Buc-ee's before you leave Temple, Texas, where there's something for everyone!
Recommend grocery shopping at this location for more variety and selections. Their store hours are 6AM - 1AM, Monday - Sunday. You can shop online and pick up via curbside parking. Please see their website for more information.
H-E-B
3002 S 31st St
Recommend grocery shopping at this location for more variety and selections. Their store hours are 6AM - 1AM, Monday - Sunday. You can shop online and pick up via curbside parking. Please see their website for more information.
For all your organic food needs, you can find almost everything you're looking for at Natural Grocers!
Natural Grocers
3621 S General Bruce Dr
For all your organic food needs, you can find almost everything you're looking for at Natural Grocers!
Walmart Supercenter
6801 W Adams Ave
Church
"Temple Bible Church is a community of believers who seek to be fully surrendered to Jesus, walk in biblical community, and live on mission for the glory of God." - Temple Bible Church Visitors are welcomed! Please visit their website for service times.
Temple Bible Church
3205 Oakview Dr
"Temple Bible Church is a community of believers who seek to be fully surrendered to Jesus, walk in biblical community, and live on mission for the glory of God." - Temple Bible Church Visitors are welcomed! Please visit their website for service times.
Sightseeing
Salado Museum and College Park, Inc.
423 S Main St
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locals recommend
Inner Space Cavern
4200 Interstate 35
41
locals recommend
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Fredericksburg
125
locals recommend
Railroad & Heritage Museum
315 W Avenue B
458
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Texas Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue
458
locals recommend
Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center
119 W French Ave