strike it rich in oil country...welcome to the Hampton Inn-Kilgore. On October 3rd, 1930, an independent oil man named Columbus "Dad" Joiner struck oil on a plot of land near Kilgore, Texas, transforming the peaceful farming community into a bustling boom town almost overnight. As the oil boom subsided, the area that now surrounds our Kilgore hotel evolved into a quiet east Texas town that takes pride in its history, and welcomes you to visit and celebrate what's happening in east Texas today, including a world-class Shakespeare festival, a world-famous college drill team and perhaps the only place in the world where you're guaranteed a white Christmas.Wind your way through the oil derricks that populate "the world's richest acre", a tiny parcel of land in historic downtown Kilgore that has produced more than 2.5 million barrels of oil. The famous plot of oil-rich land is located just minutes from our hotel in Kilgore. High step your way to the Rangerette Showcase Museum, home to the most famous drill team in the world - The Kilgore College Rangerettes. A few miles away from the Hampton Inn Kilgore, TX hotel, you're encouraged to time travel back to the 1930's during the height of Kilgore's oil boom at the East Texas Oil Museum. You'll find that we love the holidays here in the heart of Texas. Visit our Kilgore, Texas hotel as our city transforms the downtown oil derricks into sky-scraping Christmas "trees" adorned with colored lights and shining stars. No matter what time of year you visit the Hampton Inn, you'll find it easy to strike it rich - with fun. services & amenities Here at the Hampton Inn Kilgore, we're passionate about taking good care of you. That's why we offer a broad range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional.