Waco Visitors Information Center
If you are headed to Waco, and do not plan to do any informational gathering previous to your trip, I would recommend stopping in to the Waco's Visitor Information Center located next to the Texas Ranger Museum and First Street Cemetery.
It has very clean bathrooms, plenty of material on what to do and see in Waco, and also some discount admissions to various attractions.
The staff is very courteous and were helpful in assisting me where to go.
Baylor University was founded in 1845 and is the largest Baptist University in the world.
The Old Main Hall was completed in 1887 and it is one of the two original buildings of the Waco. When a strong tornado struck downtown Waco in 1953, the towers of Old Main were weakened and had to be removed for safety reasons but were rebuilt in 1973.
Parks have been enjoyed by a city's populace through the ages, so when we came upon Heritage Square we stopped to admire it's classic design and peaceful setting.
The square was opened in June, 2001 to replace an earlier site destroyed by the 1953 tornado. In fact, we were told by a townsperson that this tornado is what contributed to the deterioration of the downtown area. Whether this is entirely true or not, I'm not certain.
In any event, the tornado of '53 seems quite distant as one enjoys the beauty of Heritage Square, it's shady walkways, splash fountains and quietude.