WacoUnited States of America

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

Brazos
The city comes alive at night.
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Brazos

4/5(133 reviews)

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

University
Some Texas craft brews
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University

3.5/5(74 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.

North Waco
Bakery at Magnolia.
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North Waco

3.5/5(2 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.

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

3/5(27 reviews)

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

Landon Branch
One of the houses renovated by Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper
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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.

Top Hotels in Waco

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waco South
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waco South
2.5 out of 5
5701 Legend Lake Pkwy, Waco, TX
¥9,361
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Central Texas Market Place and within 6 mi (10 km) of Baylor University and Magnolia Market at the ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (522 reviews)

"Very clean. Nice breakfast. Easy to get to. Close to restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Waco South
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
¥9,129
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2

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! (530 reviews)

"Liked the retro vibe. The maid service cut every corner imaginable. The neighborhood is a little sketchy. Breakfast was pretty good. Staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Waco Downtown - Baylor
Comfort Suites Waco North
Comfort Suites Waco North
2.5 out of 5
810 I35 N, Waco, TX
¥9,345
per night
Nov 24 - Nov 25

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Marlin Branch and within 3 mi (5 km) of Magnolia Market at the Silos and Waco Convention Center. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,444 reviews)

"The indoor pool was very nice with a waterfall type feature."…"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

Comfort Suites Waco North

Popular things to do in Waco

Magnolia Market at the Silos
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Magnolia Market at the Silos

4.5/5(611 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(463 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(109 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(242 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(117 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.

Lake Waco
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Lake Waco

4/5(74 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Lake Waco during your travels in Waco. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

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

¥2,721

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.

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

¥1,636

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.

Reviews of Waco

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
353
5 - Excellent 39.39732142857143%
4 - Good
400
4 - Good 44.642857142857146%
3 - Okay
128
3 - Okay 14.285714285714286%
2 - Disappointing
11
2 - Disappointing 1.2276785714285714%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 0.44642857142857145%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 18, 2019

We had a great time in waco

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 16, 2019

Every year we pass through they are bringing the area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 11, 2019

Great city, EXCEPT for highway construction along I-35

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 10, 2019

Going to Magnolia Table and Magnolia Market was the best part of the trip and made up for all the congestion with the construction

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 8, 2019

We like Waco very much.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 4, 2019

Lots of poor construction set up all over Waco

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