Don your cowboy boots and enjoy Waco, in the heartland of Texas. A smaller town with a big city feel, Waco is loaded with plenty of history, arts and culture. The city is also home to Baylor University and its beautiful campus and historical buildings. Check out our Waco hotels for accommodations close to the fun of this classic Texan city.
Once you're in town, be sure to visit these local attractions:
Waco is a great destination for museum lovers. Tour the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, which profiles the history and artifacts of this law enforcement group. Then head to the Dr. Pepper Museum where you can learn the story behind the famous soda and the man who first invented it. Let the kids unwind at the Mayborn Museum Complex, where the second floor is full of hands-on fun. Meanwhile, the adults can absorb Texas history, along with displays on the Longhorn Steer, the Texas Mammoth and a replica of a Comanche teepee.
When you've had your fill of museums, head to the Cameron Park Zoo, which covers 52 acres with over 1700 animals. You will love the natural beauty of Cameron Park's vegetation, waterfalls and limestone bluffs. Walk across the Brazos River on the Waco Suspension Bridge, a local landmark built in 1870. If you brought your clubs, tee off at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.
When the day ends, head back and relax in your delightful accommodations. Book with Choice Hotels and we'll make sure you get a good night's rest for your next day of adventure.
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