New Waco Map is Available!

We are excited to announce that the new Waco Visitor Map is now available. Because of the explosion of new tourism-related businesses, we increased the size of the map by 25%. The downtown side of the map includes restaurants, lodging, tours and recreation, attractions, and shopping. Please note that we are showing a different view of downtown Waco, and are …

Fixer Upper is Ending…

Winston Churchill once said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced that Season 5 of Fixer Upper will be their last. But in many ways, they are just getting started. Joanna is about to publish a cookbook, …

Waco 52 Pop-Up Exhibition

The Waco 52 Pop-Up gallery is a celebration of outstanding artists who live and work in Waco and McLennan County. The exhibit is located at 712 Austin Avenue and will run until September 2. It has input from over 100 artists, performers and creatives organizations in our community. Waco 52 captures the spirit of this place that inspires us all, …

10 Places to Buy Local Art in Waco

Creativity abounds in Waco and we have just the list to help you get your fix of original, local art. There are a number of galleries and studios across the city offering work from artists of diverse mediums and backgrounds. See the blog post from Rae Jefferson of Creative Waco! Creative Waco https://www.creativewaco.org/blog/2017/4/14/8-places-to-purchase-local-art-in-waco  

New Paddle, Kayak, Canoe Rental Companies on the Brazos

Two new companies opened recently in Waco. Waco Paddle Company rents stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and canoes for you to enjoy the Brazos River.  You can visit their trailer near the food trucks located at University Parks Drive and Franklin Avenue.  From there, you can paddle under Waco’s historic Suspension Bridge, through the picturesque bluffs of Cameron Park, or see McLane Stadium …

New Waco Meeting Planner Guide!

We are pleased to announce Waco’s newly updated Official Meeting Planner Guide. If you plan conventions or other types of events, you’ll want to check it out. We work with all venues in town, including the Extraco Events Center, Baylor Club, McLane Stadium, and the Waco Convention Center. Our staff is familiar with area caterers, A/V companies, and other services you’ll …

There’s an App for That!

Introducing the new official Waco visitor app. It’s free to download at the Play Store and Apple Store.  Once you’ve downloaded it, you will have a handy guide during your visit to Waco. It includes much of the information found on our website. Information is updated instantly as we add or change it, so it is always current. What can …

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum sees excellent attendance growth

Byron Johnson, director of the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, recently reported on an excellent upward growth trend in their attendance numbers. Looking at the years 2008 through today, 600,000 people ran the gauntlet of construction on I-35 and visited the museum during this period. And the numbers are on the upswing. Despite the chaos from the road …

Queso Grande

Brazos Valley Cheese, located at Homestead Craft Village, has just relocated to a larger building and store. You can watch them make their award winning cheeses, sample new flavors, and shop for cheeses and other locally sourced products. Award winning cheeses offered include: Smoked Gouda Vansorman Horseradish Pecan Cheddar Eden Brie White Cheddar Visit their website for more information, or …

Publicizing Events to Waco Tourists

Are you a Waco organization or business that has events you’d like Waco visitors to attend? Have you ever wondered how to reach all the thousands of visitors that Waco is now hosting each week? We would love to help you! Our online calendar, located at https://wacoheartoftexas.com/events/, is one of the most-used events calendars in the area. Our analytics show …