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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Six Tips from a Local About Magnolia Table!

March 7, 2018

Trust a local to give you the best advice about Waco! We visited Magnolia Table this morning for the first time, and we have a few pointers for you to get the most out of your visit. Take the back way to get to Magnolia Table. What’s the back way? At Valley Mills Drive, take…

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New LaSalle-Circle Shuttle for Visitors!

February 28, 2018

If you’re visiting Waco, you are in for a real treat. Magnolia Table, a breakfast/brunch restaurant owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, is now open. If parking is tight in that area, we have a solution for you. You can park downtown and ride the free LaSalle-Circle Shuttle. This bus currently runs from 6:40 am…

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New photos from visitors!

December 26, 2017

The Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau recently implemented a new app that allows us to feature photos from our visitors. All you have to do is add Waco as your location, and we will “see” your photo. If we like it, we will send you a request! Check out the two rows of photos near…

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New Waco Map is Available!

December 4, 2017

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…

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