Things to do in Waco

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Things to Do in Waco


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Top Attractions in Waco

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Interactive and educational journey through a prehistoric site with fossilized mammoth remains, nestled in a developing historic park with trails, guided tours, and children's activities.
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Historical museum dedicated to the Texas Rangers, featuring artifacts, personal stories, and a 45-minute film documenting the influential law enforcement legacy amid interactive exhibits.
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Historic bottling factory turned museum, showcasing Dr. Pepper's rich history, production line and marketing exhibits. Features a soda fountain and comprehensive gift shop.
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Zoo with a serene, shaded layout, showcasing a diversity of animals including a popular otter exhibit with underwater viewing and an anticipated penguin habitat.
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Historical suspension bridge featuring scenic river views, unique longhorn and vaquero sculptures, and informative plaques. Enjoyable for a leisurely walk or a boat tour beneath.
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What travellers are saying

  • Sherri Gool
    Round Rock, TX651 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mostly indoor activity on a Texas summer day at 102 degrees. The air conditioning was fabulous while we got to see the mammoth family in all their glory. Super cute shopping and clean restrooms. Also with air conditioning!!! Great way to spend an hour.
    Written June 29, 2024
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  • Robert L
    Choctaw, OK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great museum. It is an older museum but done so well that it holds up great. I was not in a hurry to go here, our trip revolved around the Alamo and Gonzales Texas. We had an extra half day on our way home and decided to go here because it was right off the highway. We were hear about 5 hours and everyone loved it. We are planning another trip to Texas and this will be on the list.
    Written July 15, 2024
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  • WaJello
    1,553 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our kids love Dr Pepper so we thought this would be a fun stop on our way to San Antonio.

    It was fun to see the old marketing items and learn a little history. Did you know Phillip Morris once owned Dr Pepper? There was more reading than I actually would have wanted but there were a few videos that made for some easy learning.

    If you want to do one of the experiences make sure to reserve online early as they were sold out when we arrived. We still had a nice time and learned a few things
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • YotaPower
    Guilford, ME953 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great zoo in a relaxing era of Waco. Although close to the city, it has a country feel as you approach through Cameron Park. There are a few animals we had never seen before and the animals here seemed more active than most zoos we have been too. The elephant was moving and making noises the whole time and we got to see the rhinoceros pull out of the mud and reposition into the shade. Both cool experiences! We would do another visit if in Waco again.
    Written June 23, 2024
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  • Mercedez L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first time going to the vineyard and we will definitely be back. Kalen was super accommodating to our party and she made us feel so comfortable and at home. Definitely felt like we were being taken care of by a friend and not just an employee. Thanks to her, we had a great time.
    Written July 23, 2024
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  • Jim B
    Lincoln, NE730 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is just a cool place to visit. The bronze sculptures add to the charm of this footbridge. I was glad it was mid-morning, so I escaped the heat of the day.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • YotaPower
    Guilford, ME953 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park is awesome with so many things to see and areas to explore. The statues are very cool and the different scenic spots are equally as exciting in their own right. We spent hours here on multiple days to get the full experience. The people of Waco are lucky to have such a gem in their backyard!
    Written June 23, 2024
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  • teachkindy
    Dripping Springs, TX152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great place for young and older people alike. If you are not thrilled about young kids running around, you may want to skip this, but if you don't mind, it's worth the trip. There is a humpback whale skull that's enormous, a bunch of dinosaur and Cretaceous era fossils, and walk-in dioramas where you feel like you're walking back in time, into the forest, for example, there's also a replica of the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Plan to spend a couple of hours here.
    Written August 18, 2023
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  • jmarchand1
    Kansas City, MO63 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was more intrigued by the location and how far away from civilization. Drove down. Gravel filled roads to get there. It quietly sits off to the side with a gated entrance. No one is around, it's all self guided. There is a church on the site and it's very surreal with the pond and horses and a flowering tree lined drive. Was glad I came but not something I would squeeze in as a 'have to see'.
    Written July 7, 2024
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  • Robin B
    Phoenix, AZ1,425 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on a tour with Sherry, which lasted around 1-1/2 hours. This is a beautiful library housing a collection of antiques, personal belongs, furniture, letters, and art work belonging to Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The history is interesting and informative. You could probably visit the library on your own, but, if possible, schedule a docent led tour to get the most out of your visit. Located on the Baylor campus. There is free street parking around the building.
    Written March 17, 2024
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  • Rick H
    Midlothian, VA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family visited Baylor last year for a campus tour with my rising senior. We had already toured South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, VT, Tenn and Texas A&M. Baylor was by far the best tour, nicest people, most beautiful campus. They really treat you like family from the time you show up until you leave. He has since been accepted and will be attending this Fall 2024. His academic advisor has been there every time we have a question with an immediate response either via email or text. And he visited the Charlotte area, and we were able to meet him in person. When you think of what a great college experience looks like, it's Baylor. Being private, Christian and conservative were all pluses for my son and his interests. We are delighted and thankful that he chose Baylor and are so excited to see him go, learn, grow, thrive and excel as a Bear this Fall!
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • michaelpoto4
    Boston, MA158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This D1 college football stadium is super beautiful. Overlooking the Brazos River, it is truly a great place to watch a game as the seats throughout the stadium are situated so that you can easily see all the action from anywhere. The people are great! Super fun to be around, and the energy here is electric. Food isn’t too good, but that’s the same for all college football stadiums. You’ll want to sneak your own food in!
    Written January 30, 2024
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