Protected by surrounding hills and an abundant spring (the water was said to have a copper taste), the original town site became a stopping point on the Chisholm Trail. The city grew with the arrival of Camp Hood (now Fort Hood, the U.S. Army's largest post). The scenic area around the city is popular with bicyclists and runners. Cycling route maps are available from the visitor bureau. Events include Rabbit Fest in May and the Krist Kindle Markt holiday bazaar in December.