Darnall Army Medical Center is located at Fort Hood in the Killeen/Temple area of Texas. The Killeen/Temple area, just between Austin and Dallas, is home to more than 370,000 residents and serves as the gateway to the famed Texas hill country. Bell County offers cosmopolitan amenities combined with down-to-earth country style. Residents enjoy convenient access to natural wonders, shopping, entertainment and history. Recreation and entertainment options include Belton Lake, natural parks, shopping, dining and numerous golf courses. The Vive Les Arts Center for the Performing Arts offers plays, dramas, musicals, ballets and comedy programs. The Mayborn Planetarium & Space Theater is among the largest facilities of its kind and each year the Bell County Expo Center hosts the Central Texas State Fair.