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Waco Walks: 3rd Annual Tornado Walk

May 11 @ 3:00 pm

On May 11, 1953 at about 4:30 in the afternoon a terrible tornado swept through downtown Waco with winds so strong almost 200 buildings were either destroyed outright or were damaged to the point that they later had to be torn down. 114 lives were lost.

For this walk, Eric Ames from Baylor University will retrace the path of the tornado through downtown and share some of the facts, stories and legends associated with the terrible storm. Please join us as we remember and learn about the tornado that shaped Waco’s history.

The Tornado Memorial is at the intersection of 4th and Austin.

Walk Length: Approximately 2.5 miles

Dogs: Doggies are welcome, but they MUST be on a leash and you MUST come prepared to scoop the poop!

Weather/Cancellation Plan: We plan to walk rain or shine. In the event that we have to cancel due to severe weather, we will send out a note to the email list. To subscribe to the email list, click here:



Waco Tornado Memorial
3rd St. & Austin Ave.
Waco, TX 76707 United States
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