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 …

Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives – Photo exhibit on notable African-Americans in Waco

Opening on Thursday, August 18, Baylor University presents a new African-American photo exhibit, “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives.” The exhibit will be on display in Carroll Library from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, through December, 2016. Carroll Library can be found at 1429 S. 5th St., Waco, Texas. The exhibit featurea 28 black-and-white photographs taken between 1894 and …

Key Downtown Exits Closed

Due to construction, some of our key downtown  exits will be closed this summer. These include 4th/5th St. exits (335A) and University-Parks Drive (335B). To get to Downtown Waco, including the Convention Center, hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, and Magnolia Market please use the following exits. From Dallas, Exit 335C, Martin Luther King Dr. From Austin, Exit 334B, 8th St. For …

4th on the Brazos Details

SCHEDULE Here’s the schedule for this year’s Fourth on the Brazos, presented by H-E-B and the City of Waco. The free, riverside event will take place at Touchdown Alley, next to McLane Stadium. 5 p.m. – Gates Open 6 p.m. – Smooth Jazz Generation 7:15 p.m. – The 5th Annual Corndog Classic 7:30 p.m. – Big Sam’s Funky Nation 9 …