WacoUnited States of America

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Visit Waco

Escape to Waco! Enjoy its sports, university life, and theater.

Museums, sports teams, and top sights like Magnolia Market at the Silos—discover it all in Waco.

Where to stay in Waco

Some Texas craft brews

University

3.5/5Good!(87 area reviews)

While University isn't home to many top sights, Magnolia Market at the Silos and Dr. Pepper Museum are some notable places to visit nearby.

University
The city comes alive at night.

Brazos

4/5Very Good!(157 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Brazos, Magnolia Market at the Silos and Dr. Pepper Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Brazos
Bakery at Magnolia.

North Waco

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

While North Waco might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Cameron Park Zoo and Hawaiian Falls.

North Waco
Washington Avenue Bridge over the Brazos River, photo taken from the Waco Suspension Bridge

East Riverside

3.5/5Good!(32 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in East Riverside, McLane Stadium and Marlin Branch are top sights worth seeing.

East Riverside
One of the houses renovated by Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper

Landon Branch

Though Landon Branch might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Magnolia Market at the Silos and Dr. Pepper Museum.

Landon Branch

Top Hotels in Waco

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Waco Downtown - Baylor
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Waco Downtown - Baylor
2.5 out of 5
911 S 10th St, Waco, TX
¥9,316
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Brazos, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Magnolia Market at the Silos, and Baylor University. Waco Convention Center ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (615 reviews)

"Nice layout of building, staff was very nice. Rooms were very nice"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Waco Downtown - Baylor
Best Western Plus Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
6808 Woodway Dr, Waco, TX
¥8,484
per night
Jan 22 - Jan 23

Situated in Waco, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Extraco Events Center and within 9 mi (15 km) of Magnolia Market at the Silos and Baylor University.

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,691 reviews)

"Breakfast was good. Rooms were a bit musty smelling but still good for the price"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Best Western Plus Woodway Waco South Inn & Suites
Hotel Indigo WACO - BAYLOR
Hotel Indigo WACO - BAYLOR
3.5 out of 5
211 Clay Ave, Waco, TX
¥12,339
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

This family-friendly Waco hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Fort House Museum and Magnolia Market at the Silos. Baylor University ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,127 reviews)

"Close to everything Waco. Walking distance to restaurants and silos. Drivable to Magnolia Table ."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Hotel Indigo WACO - BAYLOR

Popular things to do in Waco

Magnolia Market at the Silos
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Magnolia Market at the Silos

4.5/5(630 reviews)

When you visit Magnolia Market at the Silos, a favorite shopping spot in Waco, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Baylor University
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Baylor University

4.5/5(471 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Baylor University, a top college in Waco. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Waco Convention Center
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Waco Convention Center

4.5/5(114 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Waco Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Waco. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Dr. Pepper Museum
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Dr. Pepper Museum

4.5/5(256 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at Dr. Pepper Museum during your travels in Waco. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Cameron Park Zoo
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Cameron Park Zoo

4.5/5(119 reviews)

Why not meet the animals who call Cameron Park Zoo home during your travels in Waco? Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Waco Mammoth National Monument
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Waco Mammoth National Monument

4.5/5(170 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Waco Mammoth National Monument, a lovely green space in Waco. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a football game.

Top activities in Waco

1-Hour Make-And-Take Workshop: Handmade Tea Towels
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1-Hour Make-And-Take Workshop: Handmade Tea Towels

¥2,697

Inspiration. Product know how. DIY goodness. Sound like your beat… If you're looking for something fun while in Waco, our workshops are a great idea. We show you how to make what's in the class, but better yet, you get to take it with you.

The Silo District Comedy Club Show -#1 for Nightlife in Waco
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The Silo District Comedy Club Show -#1 for Nightlife in Waco

¥3,843

Doors open 1-hour before the show. Seating is first come, first served. Our comedians have been featured on Comedy Central, Showtime, CMT, XM/Sirius Radio and many others. When you attend one of our shows, you will leave with a smile! Our shows are 90 minutes in length.

The Ultimate Waco "Fixer Upper" Fan TV Tour with Lunch
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The Ultimate Waco "Fixer Upper" Fan TV Tour with Lunch

¥5,287

When traveling to Waco, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how fun, entertaining and educational our tours can be! We tell you our personal experience and story and we look at Fixer Upper houses and local tourist attractions.

Shop & Play at Hillsboro Outlets
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Shop & Play at Hillsboro Outlets

¥1,621

The premier shopping center in Central Texas, the Outlets at Hillsboro features great deals on big brands like Nike, Gymboree, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Gap. Shop 'til you drop with special discounts and services from the mall's world-class retailers.

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Waco, TX
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Waco, TX

¥1,081

Itinerary During Operation City Quest, participants will solve riddles in order to find items throughout the city and complete challenges. For each correct task completed, the players will get points for their team.

Zombie Scavengers Game - Waco, TX
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Waco, TX

¥270

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside) Stop At: • Waco City Hall, 300 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76702, USA

Reviews of Waco

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
370
5 - Excellent 38.3419689119171%
4 - Good
435
4 - Good 45.07772020725388%
3 - Okay
142
3 - Okay 14.715025906735752%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 1.450777202072539%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 0.41450777202072536%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 9, 2020

Cute town. Fun to drive around and see more of Texas.

4/5 - Good

CC

Jan 6, 2020

very nice people, food is delicious and very affordable

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2019

Super cute town Be advised that the town kinda shuts down on Sunday

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 19, 2019

Although there is a lot of construction around the highway area, the downtown area was amazing, my wife and I had a great time and will go back in the future

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 19, 2019

Nice city. Nice people. Easy to get around if you stay clear of the current I-35 construction.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Dec 14, 2019

Dry nice town with a lot of changes taking place.

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