Waco Travel Guide

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Waco rests midway between Austin and Dallas in McClennan county, and is a pretty community if you can dismiss notions regarding the Branch Davidians. Hilly and rich with trees, the community was originally built along the Brazos River. Dammed in the 1930’s, the Brazos gave birth to Lake Waco, which beyond providing locals with a plentiful water source, yields boating and fishing opportunities galore!

Sitting on the cusp of Texas Hill Country, Waco is the home for Baylor University and neighbors Crawford, TX…where our current president’s ranch retreat exists. There are some bona fide landmarks of Texas culture housed in Waco, most notably the Dr. Pepper Museum (which was originally known as a “Waco”) and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame…both worthy of a visit. Centrally located in the state, Waco is known as the “Heart of Texas” and rest assured you will glimpse cowboy hats and leather boots when you drop by.