Discover The Art Trains

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There are currently six miniature train statues hidden around the downtown district. Find all six and enjoy the unique art and concepts behind each one. Each train tells a story and represents a local artist and a local business. Discover this beautiful tribute to Temple’s rich railroad history. See if you can find all the art trains on your next visit.

Shop In Downtown

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Downtown Temple has plenty of shops to suit your needs.  Find florist shops, dog grooming/bakeries, antiques, and much more. Gift yourself a shopping spree on your next trip to downtown Temple.

Ring The Bell at Santa Fe Depot

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The Santa Fe Depot is a historic Temple landmark found in our downtown district. Behind this incredible building, visitors can find a train stationed outside. Guests can head up the stairs at the front of the train and ring the bell.  This downtown secret is a hit with young children and avid train lovers.

Eat at a Local Restaurant

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It should come as no surprise that Temple has some fantastic locally owned restaurants. With a range of cuisine types throughout our downtown, there’s a perfect spot to have dinner any night of the week.  Check out the Thai Café featured above for a delicious, filling meal of vegetables, protein, and savory flavors.  Discover something new at one of Temple’s local restaurants.

Check Out the Santa Fe Plaza

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The Santa Fe Plaza, in front of the Santa Fe Depot, is the perfect spot to attend a concert, host an event, enjoy a picnic with the family, or splash through the fountains. Enjoy sunny days out on the plaza and gear up for exciting annual festivities such as Hot Summer Sounds and various city events held throughout the year.

Grab A Bite To Eat at The Yard Food Truck Plaza

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The Yard Food Truck Plaza is Temple’s premiere spot for the best and tastiest local food trucks. With plenty of outdoor seating, visitors can enjoy Temple’s warm weather and dine outside when they order a meal. If the weather is a little too chilly to enjoy eating outside, you can always grab some delicious food to go.  Each food truck at The Yard has a unique range of specials and menu items.  Support a local food truck today!

Attend a First Friday Event

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On the first Friday of every month, visitors and locals head to the downtown district for block parties, food and drink specials, games, shopping, and entertainment.  This local event is the best way to connect with all things Downtown Temple, discover new businesses and spend time with friends.  Be sure to attend the next First Friday event.

Listen to Live Music at O’Brien’s Irish Pub

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One of the best parts of any downtown district is the opportunity to check out the local music scene.  At several businesses downtown, visitors can listen to all genres of music, enjoy piano tunes, or have fun at an open mic night event. O’Brien’s Irish Pub hosts over 100 live music events each year. Grab delicious appetizers or wings and enjoy a night out at this unique establishment.

Walk Through Years of History at One of Temple’s Museums

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Our downtown is home to the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum and the Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center. Discover the city's local culture, rich history, and the origin of some of Temple’s early settlers as you walk through these museums.

Take a Photo With an Iconic Mural

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Downtown Temple has several lively and one-of-a-kind murals that are a must-see attraction. Our Instagram-worthy murals can provide visitors with the perfect background for the trendiest photos in Bell County. Our murals feature unique Temple highlights, florals, pizza, and vibrant colors.  Discover our growing art scene in downtown Temple.  Don’t forget to tag Discover Temple in your photos for a chance to be featured in future publications and posts. #discoverdowntowntemple 📷