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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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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Mayborn Museum Complex

Located on the Baylor University campus, the Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition to the natural history exhibits, there are seventeen themed discovery rooms…

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Magnolia Market at the Silos

Magnolia Market and its famous landmark silos occupy two city blocks in downtown Waco. Owned by HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, the store offers items in Joanna’s unique style. Admission to the complex is free. Visitors can play free games on the lawn or picnic in the shade. Food trucks, Silos Baking…

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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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Homestead Craft Village

Homestead Craft Village, located 5 miles northwest of Waco, offers shopping, dining, and self-guided tours. The 18-acre complex includes a 200-year old barn, the Potter’s House, a woodworking shop, a restored 1760 gristmill, fiber arts, herb garden, and more. Guided tours are available by appointment. Café Homestead, serving natural beef and homemade baked goods, is…

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Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute

Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM Sun Noon – 5:30 PM Soda Fountain and Gift Shop open until 5:30 PM Last ticket to the Museum gallery sold at 4:00 PM Admission: Adults $10.00 Seniors $8.00 Students $6.00 Children 4 and under free. Group rates available for those that book ahead. Fully accessible to the…

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Earle-Harrison House & Pape Gardens

$5 per person for guided tours of the house and gardens. Open by appointment Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm and on the first Sunday of each month, 8am-8pm.  First floor and Gardens are accessible to the physically challenged. Built at the edge of an unsettled frontier, this Greek Revival-style mansion stands as the only restored antebellum home open…

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Cameron Park Zoo

This beautiful natural habitat zoo has been featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Enjoy a wonderful walk through the lush grounds! Adults $10, Seniors (60+) $9, Children (4-12) $7, Military Discount Available  This award-winning natural-habitat zoo celebrates the spirit of wild animals with its free-form surroundings and progressive attitude. The lush grasses and natural shelters provided for the…

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Baylor University

Baylor University is a 735 acre private Baptist university, and a nationally ranked liberal arts institution. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is the oldest, continually operating university in the state. Though 80 percent of Baylor students come from within Texas, it is home to students from 48 states and 86 countries. …

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