New “Cycling in Waco” Map!

April 16, 2019

Several months ago, Dave Morrow and representatives of the Waco Bicycling Club approached us about producing a new “Cycling in Waco” map. This would be a map of the best roads and routes for road bikes. We loved the idea because visitors to Waco often come here to bike the trails of Cameron Park, and…

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Job Openings at the Waco Convention Center & Visitors Bureau

April 2, 2019

The Waco Convention Center and Visitors Bureau has several job openings. These are all full time City of Waco positions based at the Waco Convention Center.    CONVENTION CENTER EVENT ASSISTANT Code: 427-1 Group: NON EXEMPT Job Family: FIELD MAINTENANCE Posting Start Date: 09/06/2018 Details: Click for Job Description. Salary: $10.83-$17.29 APPLY: https://selfservice.wacotx.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx Hours: Various Hours:…

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7 Reasons to Choose Waco for your Next Convention

April 1, 2019

Waco has been hosting meetings and conventions since its founding in 1849. Situated on the Brazos River in the “Heart of Texas,” there are some great reasons to make it your next choice for a convention or meeting. 1. Central Location in Texas Located just 100 miles from both Dallas and Austin, on I-35, its…

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New Radio Advertisements for Waco Tourism!

February 28, 2019

One of the ways we promote Waco to leisure travelers is through radio advertisements. The ads below will be running on various media channels such as Pandora. The voiceover talent is none other than our own Todd Bertka!

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New Hotels Coming to Waco

February 18, 2019

With Waco’s explosive tourism growth for the past three years, and high hotel occupancy rate, developers have stepped forward to build an abundance of new hotels. Magnolia Market is still generating an average 30,000 visitors each week, with 1.6 million total for 2018. The destination as a whole generated 2.6 million visitors in 2018, as…

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Waco Restaurants Open Thanksgiving Day 2018

November 16, 2018

Traveling to Waco and here over Thanksgiving? Here’s a list of restaurants open Thanksgiving Day in Waco. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill – 614 North Valley Mills Drive – (254) 751-9084. Open 10:30 – 2pm Cracker Barrel – 4275 N. I-35 – (254) 799-4729. Open 6am to 10pm Cracker Barrel – 221 Enterprise Blvd – (254) 420-3505.…

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The LaSalle-Circle Shuttle has Passed the Test!

May 21, 2018

The LaSalle-Circle Shuttle has passed the 90 day test and is now part of the regular Waco Transit routes. Ridership figures showed the route has become the third most popular in just 3 short months, behind only the Silo District Trolley and Route #9 (South Terrace). And it’s free to ride! If you’re visiting Waco,…

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WACO CELEBRATES NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK

May 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Carla Pendergraft Director of Marketing Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau Phone: (254) 750-5806 Email: carlap@wacotx.gov Waco, TX (May 9, 2018) – National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is being celebrated across the country this week, including here in Waco. This is a time when travel and tourism professionals…

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New Map Available – Historical Markers of McLennan County

March 12, 2018

The Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau has released a new map called “Historical Markers of McLennan County.” This map includes six new historical markers from the Texas Historical Commission’s database. The map is free, and is available at the Waco Tourist Information Center, 106 Texas Ranger Trail, next to the Texas Ranger Museum. The map…

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Downtown Waco Map Kiosks

March 9, 2018

You may have noticed some new map kiosks downtown recently. This is part of a project to assist visitors in navigating the downtown Waco area. The City of Waco, the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau, Downtown Public Improvement District, Creative Waco, and City Center Waco worked jointly on this project. Kiosk Photos Kiosk Maps Local…

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