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Armstrong Browning Library

Armstrong Browning Library

710 Speight Ave
Waco, TX 76798   Directions

(254) 710-3566


The Armstrong Browning Library on Baylor University's campus will transport you back to a magical Victorian era, one in which poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning lived and created their much-loved work. Artifacts from that time in history are prominently displayed, and even the library's architecture echoes that period in history with its ornate marble and gilt details that evoke a long-gone Victorian way of life. The museum was established in 1951 and boasts a stunning collection of stained glass items among other exhibits and attractions.

Art Center Of Waco

Art Center Of Waco

712 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76701   Directions

(254) 752-4371


The Art Center Waco overlooks the Brazos River and is housed in a classic-styled Mediterranean residence. Inside, there is a stunning collection of sculpture, pottery, paintings and woodcarvings. The work is mainly the product of young, up-and-coming talent and new exhibits are added on a regular basis. The center also offers art classes for both children and adults. Also, there is a sculpture garden outside that features 35 works that not only prove to be an alluring invitation to visitors, they also create a compelling scene that you'll find hard to forget. This is the perfect attraction for any art lover.

Cameron Park Natural Zoo Habitat

Cameron Park Natural Zoo Habitat

1701 N 4th St
Waco, TX 76707   Directions

(254) 750-8400


The Cameron Park Zoo has the distinction of being the nation's newest natural habitat zoo. The sights and sounds of some of the world's most extraordinary animals await you at this family fun attraction. Explore the Flower Garden Banks Reef and follow the Brazos River to see a herd of bison graze, or watch otters, black bears and jaguars coexist in an amazing recreation of their natural habitat. And don't forget your camera because you'll want lots of photos of the elephants, lions, white rhinos and giraffes.

Dr. Pepper Museum

Dr. Pepper Museum

300 S 5th St
Waco, TX 76701   Directions

(254) 757-1025


It's a little known fact, but the popular soft drink Dr. Pepper was born in Waco. That unique taste took the soda world by storm and carved a niche for the brand that led to its worldwide success. The Dr. Pepper Museum is an attraction that traces the genesis of this concoction, how it came to be, how it was marketed and the eventual memorabilia and lore that followed in its wake. See the world's most extensive collection of vintage ads, bottles, items, and interactive exhibits that tell the story of how everyone became a Pepper!

Hawaiian Falls

Hawaiian Falls

900 Lake Shore Dr
Waco, TX 76708   Directions

(254) 892-0222


Hawaiian Falls is the perfect place for the whole family to take the plunge! Beat the Central Texas heat by diving into one of the two pools, slip and slide on the series of slides that tower up 22 feet, test your swimming skills in the competition pool or maybe opt for the beach entry pool with interactive toys. Not only will the kids have much to do, mom and dad can relax in the shaded rest areas and enjoy some great snacks at the reasonably-priced concession booths. Have fun exploring the sights at this water-filled attraction, but don't forget the sunscreen!

Mayborn Museum at Baylor University

Mayborn Museum at Baylor University

1300 University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76798   Directions

(800) 229-5677


The Mayborn Museum at Baylor University clearly believes in interaction. Their interactive exhibits are doubtlessly the starting points for many young imaginations to learn about cultures that have made significant contributions to the world's history. One example is the Lost Egypt Ancient Secrets Modern Science exhibit that allows kids to step back in time and live like an Egyptian. It's exhibits like this as well as a highly knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art facility that make the Mayborn Museum a consistent and compelling learning experience for the whole family.

Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk

Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk

101 N University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76701   Directions

(254) 750-5980


For a gravity-defying experience, check out the Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk. The bridge is located over the Brazos River and links two attractive park areas the whole family can enjoy. You can only cross the bridge by foot, and the view from it is absolutely breathtaking so don't forget your camera to capture several amazing shots of this high-rise attraction. The structure is also historically significant as it was the longest suspension bridge west of the Mississippi when it was completed in 1870.

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum

315 W Ave B
Temple, TX 76501   Directions

(254) 298-5172


If you have a family member fascinated by railroads, or if you yourself used to have a train set and want to get a look at where it all began, then the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is a must-see attraction. The city of Temple was founded in 1881 by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company as a major junction point, and it makes sense that one of the city's main attractions is this railroad museum. Among seeing vintage pieces and artifacts, the center point of it all is the Rails Across America exhibit that presents the impact of railroads in American life for the past 50 years.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

100 Texas Ranger Trail
Waco, TX 76706   Directions

(254) 750-8631


The Texas Rangers are legendary for their commitment to justice in Texas as well as their unwavering bravery and heroism. That is duly celebrated at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum. This attraction recognizes and memorializes the lives of 30 Texas Rangers who gave their lives in the line of duty and served proudly. Inductees are selected by a distinguished pane of retired Rangers. History and heroism is proudly on display at this museum that offers a look at a unique slice of Texas history.

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

1108 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706   Directions

(254) 756-1633


If you love sports, you'll definitely want to make time to visit the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. This is where the state's greatest athletes get the due recognition that their hard work on the playing field has earned them. Within the Hall, there are separate sections that recognize the best tennis, football, and basketball players in the state. The exhibits are personalized yet historically dramatic as the feats of these individuals are presented with rightful respect and admiration at this popular Waco attraction.

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