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Waco, Texas
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, TX 76702
254-750-8696
www.wacoheartoftexas.com
Waco, Texas

Attractions in Waco

Waco really punches over its weight when it comes to attractions. You might not expect a mid- sized to have such a wide range and number of cool places to go. With all the fantastic museums, libraries, collections, and exhibits, you might say Waco is an intellectual’s dream, if not for the presence of so many unique sports and outdoors locales. But that doesn’t even begin to describe all this town has to offer.  Use the list below to learn about the attractions in Waco and plan your next road trip to this inviting place.


Armstrong Browning Library
In addition to the world’s largest collection of works by Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the library’s namesakes, Baylor University’s Armstrong Browning Library also houses rare art, books, and manuscripts from the 19th century. Many visitors come to simply enjoy the magnificent Italian Renaissance architecture, with its stained glass, marble columns, and black walnut paneling.
710 Speight Avenue
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 710-3566


Balcones Distilling
Tour the brand new facility in downtown Waco of the local distillery that’s been racking up awards since opening in 2008. Be sure and take home some Texas single malt with you to tide you over until you come back. Tours available by appointment only, so make sure to call ahead.
212 South 17th Street
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 755-6003


Cameron Park Zoo
An excellent variety of animals, well-maintained grounds, and dynamic exhibits make the Waco zoo one of the best you’ll find in the state. From the majestic birds in the bald eagle habitat to the black bears, jaguars, and cougars of The Brazos River Country, the zoo’s marvels will have you captivated for hours on end.
1701 North 4th Street
Waco, TX 76707
(254) 750-8400


Dr Pepper Museum
Witness the evolution of one of Americans’ favorite colas at the Dr Pepper Museum. You’ll see early bottling equipment and classic marketing items, hear jingles for Dr Pepper ads from the ‘30s, and more. End your tour with an ice-cold Dr Pepper float poured from a soda fountain. Does it get any better than that?
300 South 5th Street
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 757-1025


Fort House
For just a few bucks you can tour the stately Fort House, a Greek Revival home built in 1868 by one William Aldridge Fort. The Museum Room features rotating exhibits that focus on the way national events impacted the local community.
503 South 4th Street
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 753-5166


Hawaiian Falls Waco
This Waco water park features a wave pool, 800-foot-long lazy river (with free tubes), splash zones, and lots of slides like the six-story white-knuckler, Tempest Tower. The park is open from Memorial Weekend through Labor Day.
900 Lake Shore Drive
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 892-0222


Heart O’ Texas Speedway
Catch dirt track racing at the Heart O’ Texas Speedway every Friday night from March through September. Special events run all the time, like “dwarf” cars, kids power wheels, kids bike races, and a demolition derby.
784 North McLennan Drive
Elm Mott, TX 76640
(254) 829-2294


Homestead Heritage
Homestead Heritage is “an agrarian Christian community” that offers paid courses and workshops in sustainable living, but is also open to the public for anyone who wishes to explore. The annual Homestead Fair in November brings out 20,000 people for crafts demonstrations, seminars, live music, games, and food.
608 Dry Creek Road
Waco, TX 76705
(254) 754-9600


Lake Waco Wetlands
View plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects at Waco’s more than 180 acres of wetlands, a haven for nature lovers. Free classes are held regularly by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on birding, hunting, ecology, and more. You can also try your luck at snaring the channel catfish stocked in the pond.
1752 Eichelberger Crossing Road
Waco, TX 76633
(254) 848-9654


Mayborn Museum Complex
This 142,000-square-foot facility on the campus of Baylor University displays natural science and cultural history exhibits across 17 themed Discovery Rooms, where kids can learn hands-on about Native Americans and pioneers, energy, health, recycling, and more. There’s also a 13-acre historic village that depicts life in Texas from the late 1800’s to the early 20th century, plus a theater, gift shop, and snack bar.
1300 South University Parks Drive
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 710-1110


McCulloch House
Built in 1866, this Greek Revival home is owned and maintained by the Historic Waco Foundation. Visitors can browse McCulloch family heirlooms and possessions like the family bible, a mural from the children’s room, and the bed where they were delivered. Closed Mondays and Saturdays.
407 Columbus Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
(254) 756-2828


McLane Stadium
McLane Stadium is home to Baylor Bear football games and a number of other exciting dos throughout the year, from “the toughest half marathon in Texas” to the Brazos River Ribfest. The stadium also includes the Baylor Club, an exclusive area with panoramic views of downtown Waco that’s perfect for weddings, corporate meetings, and other private events.  
1001 South M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard
Waco, TX 76704
(254) 710-1000


Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
The official museum and repository for artifacts related to the famed Texas lawmen, the Hall exhibits historic badges and weapons, paintings, sculptures, and other fascinating items. Researchers will find a wealth of information in the reading room, with its thousands of service records, photos, letters, books, and criminal files. Open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
100 Texas Ranger Trail
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 750-8631


Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Featuring living legends like Nolan Ryan, Troy Aikman, Tom Landry, and “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame celebrates the athletes who have made a lasting impact on Texas sports. The 35,000-square-foot building also includes the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame, the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, and the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame.
1108 South University Parks Drive
Waco, TX 76706
(254) 756-1633


The Texas Collection
Baylor’s oldest special collections library and one of the largest such collections in existence, The Texas Collection serves as an archive for materials related to the history of the Lone Star State. This includes almost 200,000 volumes of print materials, more than 1.4 million photographs, 15,000 maps, and 13,000 audio-visual items. Located inside the Carroll Library Building.
1429 South 5th Street
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-1268


Valley Mills Vineyards
Located halfway between Waco and Valley Mills, this winery and tasting room features six varieties of grapes grown right here in Texas. Tours, classes, and live music events are held regularly, as are private parties and wine club get-togethers. The winery is well-known for having a knowledgeable, friendly staff, so don’t be shy if you’re not a wine expert.
8532 TX-6
Waco, TX 76712
(254) 848-4343


Waco Mammoth National Monument
About 68,000 years ago, a herd of at least 24 Columbian mammoths died in a flash flood events at what is now a paleontological site and official National Monument in Waco. Tours are available so visitors can view fossils of female mammoths, a bull mammoth, and the site of the largest known discovery of a mammoth nursery herd.  The site became part of the National Park System as a National Monument in July 2015.
6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive
Waco, TX 76708
(254) 750-7946


Waco Winery & Vineyards
Formerly Tehuacana Creek Winery, this local establishment is under new ownership and big changes are on the horizon. In the meantime, tastings are still held Friday through Sunday (or by appointment) for a lineup that includes white and red sangrias, Riesling, and a mix of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon they call the “Heart of Texas Rosé.”
6826 TX-6
Waco, TX 76705
(254) 875-2375

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Waco, Texas
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, TX 76702
254-750-8696
www.wacoheartoftexas.com
Waco, Texas

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