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Waxahachie, Texas
102 YMCA Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165
972-937-2390
www.waxahachiecvb.com/
Waxahachie, Texas

Attractions in Waxahachie

Waxahachie’s compelling combination of fantastic historic architecture, art galleries, concert and performing arts venues, and natural areas makes it a fine place to visit. Looking to take a great photograph? Head to the Ellis County Courthouse, one of the most photographed buildings in Texas. How about some fishing? Look no further than the scenic Lake Waxahachie, a great place to catch bass and catfish. Naturally, there are more than these two attractions in Waxahachie. So read on and find out what The Gingerbread City has to offer.


Chautauqua Auditorium
Chautauqua Auditorium is a Waxahachie cultural institution. This 2,500-seat entertainment venue, built in 1902 and restored in the mid-1970’s, is one of only a handful of octagonal auditoriums in the country. Nowadays, the auditorium hosts a variety of events, including educational seminars and plays by the Waxahachie Community Theatre.
400 South Grand Avenue
Waxahachie, TX 75165


Ellis County Courthouse
With its eye-catching columns, arches, rounded towers, and clock tower, it’s no wonder the Ellis County Courthouse is considered one of the prettiest buildings in Texas. Built with pink granite and sandstone in 1895, the courthouse is a fine example of the architectural flair common to the Richardsonian Romanesque style. 
101 West Main Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 937-2390


Ellis County Museum
Discover the fascinating history of this part of the Lone Star State at the Ellis County Museum, located on the southeastern side of the downtown square. Within the museum, housed in a structure built in 1889, you’ll find a variety of exhibits outlining the county’s history and heritage. The museum is open Monday through Saturday during standard business hours.
201 South College Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 937-0681


Historic Downtown District
Waxahachie’s Historic Downtown District is the city’s heart. Explore charming antique shops and boutique clothing stores, dine at unique restaurants, or simply admire the spectacular 19th-century architecture.
101 West Main Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 937-2390


Lake Waxahachie
Lake Waxahachie is a scenic recreational lake that provides some of the best fishing in North Texas. Catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, and crappie are all abundant here. There are three public access areas to the lake, all of which have boat ramps and parking areas.
Two Miles South of Waxahachie off of FM 877


Munster Mansion
Tour the Munster Mansion, a spooky recreation of the home from the hit 1960’s sitcom The Munsters right here in Waxahachie. Each room of the mansion has been recreated through a painstaking process of watching and re-watching footage from the show. If you’re a The Munsters fan, don’t miss a visit to this one-of-a-kind attraction.
3636 FM813
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 937-2390


Sims Library
In a town full of captivating buildings, Sims Library stands out. The stately white stone pillars and ornate trim of the building, one of the first public libraries in Texas, make it an excellent example of the neoclassical style of architecture. Step inside and browse the library’s collection of historic and contemporary books, and gaze at the many pieces of furniture that are nearly 100 years old. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday.
515 West Main Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 937-2671


Texas Motorplex
Listen to the roar of high-octane engines and take in all the heart-pumping action of drag racing at Texas Motorplex. Throughout the year, the motorplex hosts numerous National Hot Rod Association races, along with concerts and other events.
7500 West U.S. 287
Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 878-2641


Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail
Get some exercise on the Waxahachie Creek Hike & Bike Trail, a curvy four-mile jogging and biking trail that meanders along a slow-flowing creek and through scenic woods. The trail begins in Getzendaner Park and ends in Lions Park on the south side of town.
400 South Grande Avenue
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 937-2390


Waxahachie Community Theatre
Have a few laughs, shed a few tears, and enjoy a great performance by the Waxahachie Community Theatre, a performing arts company that produces shows that are fun for the whole family. These performances are held at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium and other locations in Ellis County, including local churches. Tickets and a season schedule are available on the theater company’s website.
400 South Grand Avenue
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 646-1050


Waxahachie Symphony Association
You never have to go very far to hear great music in Waxahachie, thanks to the Waxahachie Symphony Association. Listen to world-class music groups, such as the Baylor University Jazz Band and the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra, at various venues in town throughout the association’s annual season. A full schedule of performances is available online.
Various Locations
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 938-1181


Webb Gallery
Browse a remarkable collection of colorful American art and unusual knickknacks at the Webb Gallery. Here you’ll find everything from paintings and illustrations to carnival banners, quilts, and neon signs. All of these items are displayed within the gallery, located in a historic building just outside of Waxahachie’s courthouse square.
209-211 West Franklin
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(214) 632-7473

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Waxahachie, Texas
102 YMCA Drive
Waxahachie, TX 75165
972-937-2390
www.waxahachiecvb.com/
Waxahachie, Texas

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