Please note: we are currently closed to walk-in traffic until further notice.
If you need to visit the center, please call us at 254.774.6000 to arrange an appointment. Face masks are required on site.
Blackland Research and Extension Center
720 E Blackland Rd
Temple, TX, 76502
- Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport (GRK) – 8101 S. Clear Creek Road, Killeen TX 76549
45 minutes without traffic – Traffic coming on and off the base can effect this route (~40 miles)
- Waco Regional Airport – 7909 Karl May Dr, Waco, TX 76708
50-60 minute drive without traffic, heavy construction in the I-35 corridor makes traffic unpredictable here (~50 miles)
- Austin-Bergstom International Airport – 3600 Presidential Boulevard, Austin, TX 78719
1-1.5 hours without traffic, some routes have tolls (~80 miles)
- Dallas – Forth Worth International Airport – International Pkwy, DFW Airport, Grapevine, TX 75261 – 2.5-3+ hours driving depending on traffic and road conditions – heavy construction in parts of the I-35 corridor makes traffic unpredictable on this route.(~150 miles)
Lodging – Please note, these are only suggested accommodations closest to the Center with the highest ratings; there are other lodging options in the area.
- Holiday Inn Express – 2609 S 39th St, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
- Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites – 1402 SW H K Dodgen Loop, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
- Residence Inn Temple – 4301 South General Bruce Drive, Temple, TX 76502 – 8 miles
- Hilton Garden Inn Temple – 1749 Scott Boulevard, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
- Candlewood Suites Temple – 1850 Scott Boulevard, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
- Country Inn and Suites Temple – 1414 Southwest H K Dodgen Loop, Temple, TX 76504 – 3 miles
- Best Western Temple – 602 N General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX 76504 – 4 miles
- Holiday Inn Temple/Belton – 5247 S General Bruce Dr, Temple, TX 76502 – 7 miles
- La Quinta Inn and Suites – Temple/Belton – Off 121 near the Expo Center – 229 West Loop 121, Belton, TX 76513 – 13 miles – Near Expo Center
There are no food options within walking distance of the center. However, our location close to HK Dogden Loop and I-35 in Temple puts a variety of food options within a 5-10 minute drive.
The City of Temple does not have an extensive public transit system and we are not on the Uber or Lyft systems. You will need to arrange your own transportation to and from the airport and your lodging.