Waco Things to Do

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    Waco's Suspension Bridge
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  • 1. Dr. Pepper Museum

    Dr. Pepper, invented by Waco pharmacist "Doc" Charles Alderton in 1885, is the oldest soft drink in America. It was called a "Waco" because it was not available outside the town. This museum is...

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  • 2. Texas Ranger Museum

    This museum is dedicated to the famed Texas Rangers, a historical and current law enforcement unit in Texas. There history goes back to the Texas Republic where they were the main frontier lawmen....

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  • 3. Baylor University

    Another big part of Waco's is Baylor University. Baylor was established in 1845 and has grown into an internationally respected university with over 15,000 students. Taking a walking tour of the...

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  • 4. Brazos River

    Many cities that are located on a river have a riverwalk and Waco is no exception. Here the riverwalk follows along the Brazos River from Fort Fisher Park past the Suspension Bridge and Cameron Park...

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  • 5. Waco Suspension Bridge

    Waco Suspension Bridge was built in 1870 as a pedestrian and wagon crossing bridge. It became the vital route by which much of the great Western movement passed, including the Chisholm Trail. It was...

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  • 6. Historic McCulloch House

    The McCulloch House was built in 1872 for ChampeCarter McCulloch who combined two structures into this Greek Revival style home. McCulloch was once mayor of...

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  • 7. Historic Fort House

    The Fort House was built in 1868 for William A. Fort and his wife Dionitia Wilson Fort using the Greek Revival style of architecture. Today it is open to the...

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  • 8. Veterans Park

    Waco has a nice veteran'spark along the Brazos River with memorials to the nation's veterans, especially those who gave their lives in service to their country....

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  • 9. Martin Museum of Art

    If you lean more towards art than all that science and learning, check out the Martin Museum of Art. This museum holds a variety of national and international...

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  • 10. Mayborn Museum Complex

    The Mayborn Museum Complex includes a variety of great natural history exhibits like traditional dioramas (I loved these as a kid); walk-in dioramas; the...

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  • 11. Cameron Park

    Cameron Park is a beautiful, relaxing 416-acre park located along the Bosque and Brazos Rivers. There are picnic pavilions, playgrounds, a spray park and lots...

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  • 12. Texas Sports Hall of Fame

    This museum has a number of exhibits about professional Texas athletes like: Lee Trevino, Don January, Babe Didrikson, George Foreman and Nolan Ryan. The museum...

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  • 13. Waco and McClennan County

    Waco is a large town of about 125,000 (up 10% since 2000) located at the intersection of Interstate 35, US Highways 77 and 84, and Texas Highway 6. The Waco...

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  • 14. Waco Tourist Information Center

    A good first stop in town is the Waco Tourist Information Center where you can get maps of the town and information about the various attractions in this...

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  • 15. Mayborn Museum and Discovery Center

    The Mayborn Museum is a fascinating place! It's 143,000 square feet was packed with Texas history.Interesting displays on the prehistoric era, caves and...

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  • 16. The Mammoth Site--Mayborn Museum

    Seeing a cast of the Texas Mammoth Site was my real reason for wanting to explore Mayborn Museum. The actual site is not open to the public yet, but plans are...

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  • 17. Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village

    View a country church and old time hotel or take a stroll along the nearby Brazos River, but the Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village gives you an...

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  • 18. A Walk Through the Historic Village--Part 2

    The historic village's landing represents the manner produce was shipped to and from the area. Cotton could be easily loaded onto boats here, then transported...

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  • 19. Waco's Historic Suspension Bridge

    Until late 1869, crossing the Brazos River at Waco could be a risky undertaking. Until then, the only way to cross was by ferry or by fording the river when the...

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  • 20. Texas' First Skyscraper

    1910, Waco TexasAlthough Skyscrapers were old news in New York and Chicago, visionaries of Texas were looking to grow into the heart of an economical...

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  • 21. McLennan County Courthouse

    Inspired by St. Peter's Cathedral, Waco's McLennan County Courthouse really is a must see on a trip through town.This facility was built in 1901, which...

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  • 22. VISIT THE TEXAS SPORTS HALL OF FAME IN WACO

    IT WAS ORGANIZED IN 1951 by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Inside you can see a presentation in the Tom Landry Theater, see many displays, and visit a...

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  • 23. A Helpful Stop--Tourist Information Center

    Whether you call it the Visitor's Center or the Tourist Information Center, as in Waco, you know you'll find many helpful travel guides, maps and even discount...

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  • 24. Heritage Square

    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...

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  • 25. The Brazos--Jetskiing and Boating

    When we dropped by Waco one hot July weekend, the river displayed little traffic other than a couple jetskis and two pleasure boats buzzing by us. Albeit, 100...

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