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Waco Downtown Cultural District

A cultural district is a designated area within a community that spotlights art, culture and entertainment. It is an area where residents and tourists can experience the unique character of a city.

On September 7, 2016, Texas Commission on the Arts unanimously voted to designate Waco a State of Texas Cultural District.

Waco’s Cultural District contains museums, art galleries, public art, performance venues and restaurants and bars serving locally produced food, wine, beer—even award-winning whisky. There are numerous stores selling locally designed and manufactured art, crafts, home furnishings, clothing and jewelry. Cultural attractions include a thriving riverside farmer’s market, diverse festivals, live music, exhibitions, poetry readings and events for the whole family. We even have a trolley that takes visitors to various businesses and attractions in the area so no part of our lovely Downtown is missed!


Downtown Waco