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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Fixer Upper is Ending…

September 26, 2017

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…

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Waco 52 Pop-Up Exhibition

August 11, 2017

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…

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10 Places to Buy Local Art in Waco

April 24, 2017

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  

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New Paddle, Kayak, Canoe Rental Companies on the Brazos

March 27, 2017

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…

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