Have fun without emptying your wallet!
By Mandy Spikes – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Centrally located in the heart of Texas, Waco is the home of true Texas history and heritage. With Waco’s variety of attractions, visitors will experience hours of fun and excitement in an educational and creative way. And you can see all of Waco’s attractions (there are more than 19 of them!) for around $50 dollars. So, whether you are young, or young-at-heart, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Waco!
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum shows the life of Texas Rangers through the years. It contains the official State Hall of Fame for the Texas Rangers, the oldest state law enforcement agency. Inside the museum are many different galleries, each one dedicated to a part of Texas Ranger history. The Hall of Fame memorializes Texas Rangers who gave their lives in the line of duty or served with great distinction.
Armstrong Browning Library
Take a glimpse into the lives of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning at the Armstrong Browning Library located on the Baylor University campus. Inside the library, are 62 stained glass windows illustrating passages from their poetry, as well as the antique bookcases and memorabilia from the Brownings’ home.
Dr Pepper Museum
A tribute to pharmacist Charles Alderton’s creation of the award-winning drink in Waco in 1885, the museum shows the history of Dr Pepper. It includes an animatron of Dr. Alderton, a recreated Old Corner Drug Store, a restored turn-of-the-century soda fountain, and a host of other fun exhibits.
Engage in the sixteen discovery rooms for hands-on learning with themes from transportation to TV news & weather, pioneers to people of the world. Explore the natural history of central Texas through walk-in dioramas of a limestone cave, a Texas forest, and the Waco mammoth experience, and exploration stations for natural history, archeology, geology, and paleontology. Step back in time at the Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village.
Cameron Park Zoo
The award-winning Cameron Park Zoo is a natural-habitat zoo that celebrates the spirit of wild animals with its free-form surroundings and progressive attitude. Travel to the African Savannah and observe lions, elephants, white rhinos, and giraffes. The Herpetarium takes you into a world of waterfalls and crocodiles, spiders and plants. Explore the Brazos River Country exhibit where adventures await you around every bend. New to the zoo is the Asian Forest exhibit which features the critically endangered orangutans and komodo dragons.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame gives the history of Texas athletes who have distinguished themselves both on and off the field. The museum houses three different halls of fame: the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. While there, take a tour of the history of Texas athletes and view the Southwest Conference’s impressive 75-year collection of memorabilia.
Waco Mammoth Site
Waco’s newest attraction, the Waco Mammoth Site is the nation’s first and only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Pleistocene mammoths. This discovery has received both national and international attention by both Archaeologists and Paleontologists and the site has been recommended to become a National Park by the U.S. Interior Department. So far, twenty-five mammoths, as well as a camel, have been identified, their remains preserved and removed.
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