Visit Kilgore

Welcome to Kilgore, Texas, located in the lush piney woods of East Texas.  We invite you to VisitKilgore and discover what we have to offer.

Kilgore was thrust into the international spotlight in the 1930’s with the discovery of one of the greatest oil fields and an acre that quickly became the richest acre in the world.  Come visit the World’s Richest Acre that features replica oil derricks located in Downtown Kilgore or tour the East Texas Oil Museum to learn about the oil industry that put Kilgore, Texas on the map.

We are home to the famous Kilgore Rangerettes, the world’s best-known collegiate drill team.  The Rangerettes, formed in 1940, is the first dance drill team of its kind and brought “show business” to the football gridiron.  The Rangerettes perform coast-to-coast and on several world tours.  The history of the Rangerettes is displayed at the Rangerette Museum located on the Kilgore College campus.  

Come VisitKilgore for a weekend, during the week or during one of our many cultural events or family fun festivals!


  • KilGogh Art Festival                          
  • Avalon Faire
  • Kilgore Film Festival
  • Rangerette Revels


  • Texas Shakespeare Festival
  • Baseball, Balloons & Root Beer


  • East Texas Pipe Organ Festival
  • East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cookoff
  • SnowHill Festival
  • Rangerette Christmas Extravaganza


While visiting experience our beautiful renovated Downtown Kilgore and enjoy delicious dining, boutique shopping experiences or attend one of many outdoor concerts hosted under the stars during the summer months. 

Come discover what we have to offer… VisitKilgore!