The charming city of Kilgore, TX is known as the "City of Stars." Kilgore obtained this name from all of the lighted stars that adorn its oil derricks during the Christmas season. Kilgore is also home to the world famous College Rangerettes, and their white cowgirl hats and boots. This East Texas town, nuzzled in the lush piney woods, is an excellent stop along a Texas road trip or weekend getaway. Meander through the East Texas Oil Museum on your way to the World's Richest Acre Park, where you’ll see Kilgore's one original and twelve restored oil derricks. Learn about the celebrated history of the renowned Rangerettes at the Rangerette Showcase and Museum. A trip to Kilgore in July would be worth experiencing the Texas Shakespeare Festival, where professional actors travel from across the country to Kilgore to perform Shakespeare's plays, among other favorite classics. The Christmas season is another favorite time of year to visit Kilgore and experience the magical Christmas Under the Stars. Kilgore is truly a one of a kind town with its variety of restaurants, memorable events and friendly welcoming faces.