Silos Baking Co.

The dream of owning a bakery stemmed completely from Joanna’s love of baking and cooking. From a young age, Joanna delighted in spending time with her family in the kitchen. There, she learned the trade secrets to her homemade chocolate cake, Syrian donuts, chocolate chip cookies, pies and more. When Chip and Joanna acquired the Silos property in…

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The Earle-Harrison House & Pape Gardens

Built in 1858, the Earle-Harrison House is now surrounded by a spacious 5.82 acre enclosed garden that includes a 60×90 tent and double gazebo. The Greek Revival antebellum structure is quite imposing with its walk-through windows, verandas and spacious rooms. Its collection of Victorian furnishings and artifacts were gifts from Waco citizens, and descendants of…

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Waco Suspension Bridge

Featured often in the opening scenes of Fixer Upper, this beautiful landmark was the first bridge across the Brazos River and served as a key crossing on the Chisholm and Shawnee cattle drive trails. Make sure to stop so you can get a group photo on the bridge or with the herd of 30 bronze cattle nearby.

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Baylor University

The oldest continuously operating University in the State of Texas, Baylor alumni include the founder of People Magazine, five Texas governors, CEO of Oracle Corporation, best-selling authors, Fortune 500 leaders, Nobel Prize winners, Olympians, professional sports stars, and of course, Chip and Joanna Gaines.

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Homestead Craft Village

This traditional crafts village offers demonstrations of woodworking, pottery making, fabric crafts, cheese making, barn building, basket weaving, iron work, and more. Be sure to shop for hand crafted items in the Gift Barn and enjoy lunch or a decadent dessert at Café Homestead.

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Mayborn Museum Complex

The Mayborn Museum Complex has been featured on  HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Experience this world class natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas including one on the Waco Mammoth National Monument, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. Seventeen hands-on discovery rooms in the Jeanes Discovery Center explore topics…

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Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute

Located just a couple of blocks from the Magnolia Market, the Dr Pepper Museum is housed in a historic three story bottling plant. Exhibits feature the history of Dr Pepper and the soft drink industry. Be sure to get a hand-pulled Dr Pepper float at the old time soda fountain. Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Sun…

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Magnolia Market at the Silos

Start your day at the famous Magnolia Silos, a two-block complex located just a few blocks from I-35. Take your time shopping in the Market, playing games on the lawn, checking out the garden, taking plenty of photos (roaming staff members will assist you) and dining at the food trucks located at the Silos. Cupcakes…

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Magnolia Table

You may want to start your day at Magnolia Table, a new restaurant owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines. This new breakfast and brunch spot is open from 6am to 3pm, and closed on Sundays. The earlier you get there, the better! Ride the free LaSalle-Circle Shuttle bus from downtown. Click here for the route. Magnolia…

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