Cottonland Castle

In 1890, local stone contractor John Tennant decided to build a new home after striking a deal with banker J. W. Mann. The deal provided Tennant with a plot of land in exchange for a stone obelisk to mark the Mann plot in Oakwood Cemetery. Tennant took the leftover stone from his latest construction job…

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Waco Grand Karem Shrine Building

Featuring a Moorish-style arched entry and ballroom large enough for hundreds, the building’s architecture remains largely unchanged since it opened in 1928. Its entry foyer still has decorative symbols of Freemasons and Shriners, including scimitars, double eagles and the Masonic compass and square. In July of 2018, Magnolia purchased the property from McLennan County. Plans…

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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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Take a Selfie with Chip & Jo

Chip and Joanna live in Waco and love it here, but if you don’t see them in person, you can still take your picture with a life-size cutout of them, at the Waco Tourist Information Center. Waco Tourist Information Center & Gift Shop The best place to get Waco and Texas souvenirs. Gifts include postcards, magnets,…

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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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Magnolia House

This lovely vacation home was unveiled to fans on a special Christmas 2015 episode. It opened for booking in March 2016, and sold out for the next year within hours. The home is generally booked solid, but you can check availability at https://magnoliamarket.com/stay/. You won’t be able to go inside, but you can take a great group photo in front of the gate.…

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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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Magnolia Warehouse Shop (The Little Shop on Bosque)

The original home of the Magnolia Market, this site is an adorable house made into a shop. The little shop grew as much as it could at its original location, before moving into the new location at the Silos in late November of 2015. Watch our calendar of events or sign up for Magnolia’s newsletter to find out about occasional special…

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Hillcrest Estate

Hillcrest Estate is a beautiful, historic home in the heart of Waco, Texas that was stuck in a time gone by. A renovation by the Magnolia Homes team infused fresh, updated features with the home’s original details and character. The home is generally booked solid, but you can check availability at https://magnoliamarket.com/stay/. You won’t be able to…

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