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WacoUnited States of America

Explore Waco: its sports, university life, zoo, and more!

Sports teams, a college vibe, and top sights like Magnolia Market at the Silos—discover it all in Waco.

Where to stay in Waco

The city comes alive at night.

Brazos

4/5Very Good!(186 area reviews)

While visiting Brazos, you might make a stop by sights like Magnolia Market at the Silos and Dr. Pepper Museum.

Brazos
Some Texas craft brews

University

3.5/5Good!(102 area reviews)

When in University, you can plan a visit to Magnolia Market at the Silos and Dr. Pepper Museum, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

University
Bakery at Magnolia.

North Waco

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in North Waco and surrounding area, you can visit 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(34 area reviews)

While visiting East Riverside, you might make a stop by sights like McLane Stadium and Marlin Branch.

East Riverside
#windowseat   Not really sure exactly WHERE this is, but it was on the way into Houston, so I'm guessing we were around Waco, Texas.  Window seat strategies take into consideration time of day.  Having a seat on the left-hand side of the plane allowed me some views that were illuminated by the late afternoon sun AND

Austin Ave.

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Austin Ave. might not have many top sights, but Magnolia Market at the Silos and Dr. Pepper Museum are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Austin Ave.
One of the houses renovated by Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper

Landon Branch

When in Landon Branch, you can plan a visit to Magnolia Market at the Silos and Cameron Park Zoo, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Landon Branch

Top Hotels in Waco

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Comfort Suites Waco North
Comfort Suites Waco North
2.5 out of 5
810 I35 N, Waco, TX
¥8,593
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10

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! (1,605 reviews)

"Nothing really special but for the price it was fine."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Comfort Suites Waco North
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
¥10,770
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18

Located in Brazos, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magnolia Market at the Silos, Baylor University, and Dr. Pepper Museum. Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (722 reviews)

"Good Breakfast. Very clean and staff was very helpful"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Waco Downtown - Baylor
Hyatt Place Waco
Hyatt Place Waco
3 out of 5
5400 BAGBY AVENUE, Waco, TX
¥11,651
per night
Apr 17 - Apr 18

Situated near the airport, this property is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Central Texas Market Place and within 6 mi (10 km) of Baylor University and Magnolia Market ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)

"Loved the black out shades. Rooms were clean. Ebony at the front desk was awesome!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Hyatt Place Waco

Popular things to do in Waco

Magnolia Market at the Silos
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Magnolia Market at the Silos

4.5/5(664 reviews)

With a visit to Magnolia Market at the Silos, a popular shopping spot in Waco, you can enjoy some retail therapy. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Baylor University
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Baylor University

4.5/5(499 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Baylor University, a top university 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(120 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(274 reviews)

You can spend time studying the exhibits at Dr. Pepper Museum 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(129 reviews)

Why not visit the native and exotic animals who live at Cameron Park Zoo during your trip to Waco? Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Lake Waco
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Lake Waco

4/5(93 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

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

¥1,088
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

¥2,223
Per adult
1-Hour Make-And-Take Workshop: Handmade Tea Towels
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1-Hour Make-And-Take Workshop: Handmade Tea Towels

100% of travellers recommend
¥2,773
Per adult

Reviews of Waco

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
393
5 - Excellent 38.04453049370765%
4 - Good
472
4 - Good 45.69215876089061%
3 - Okay
149
3 - Okay 14.424007744433688%
2 - Disappointing
14
2 - Disappointing 1.3552758954501452%
1 - Terrible
5
1 - Terrible 0.484027105517909%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Nice city... But when are they going to be done with all of the highway construction? Year after year, still seems construction is exactly where it was the year before.

4/5 - Good

Ben

Mar 22, 2020

Seemed like a neat place just was construction scattered around while I was there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

My kids went to college at Baylor, and two of my grandkids live in Waco. Love this city.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 5, 2020

Waco is faced with the same problem as most expanding cities, that of constant irritation from highway construction and the re-routing of transportation.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

Baylor is wonderful

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

the reason for my trip was to go to my daughter BAYLOR SCOT AND WHITE HOSPITAL had twin girls

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