Downtown Experiences

Experience all that Downtown Temple has to offer!

With culinary delights, plenty to see and do, and iconic murals, the historic downtown district of Temple is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. When you visit downtown Temple, get ready to experience art trails, family-friendly fun, nightlife, delicious food, and a warm welcome from the locals. Stop by downtown Temple on your next visit to experience it all!


Whether it's live music and entertainment, pet-friendly fun, inspiring community events, annual festivals, movies in the courtyard, or annual Christmas events, there is always another event just around the corner! Every first Friday of the month, downtown Temple comes alive with block parties, food and drink specials, things to do, and all the activities. Learn more about First Friday.

Downtown Art

Downtown Temple has a growing art scene which is evident by the increasing installation of public art sculptures, large-scale murals, and small mural art trains. Visit the downtown district to see iconic murals and Instagram-worthy photo ops. Read our blog, The Most Instagrammable Places in Temple, to learn more about our downtown art and vibrant finds.

Santa Fe Plaza & Train Depot

A multi-functional plaza featuring an amphitheater and stage, interactive fountain, playgrounds, sculpture, a large green gathering space, and the Santa Fe Market Trail. Santa Fe Plaza is also home to the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, a working Amtrak station, and is a beautiful outdoor venue for special events and concerts held throughout the year.


Take advantage of our downtown Museums. They are a great way to explore our arts and culture. Museums downtown include the Czech Heritage Museum, Temple Children's MuseumTemple Railroad & Heritage Museum, and CentraMod.

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