Hidden Treasures
in Waco, TX

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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Design House Custom Jewelry Studio
Design House Custom Jewelry Studio

1509 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76701   Directions

(254) 717-7431

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Prepare yourself for a remarkable experience when you enter Design House Studio. You will find a distinctive collection of exquisite custom fine jewelry, filled with rings, pendants (necklaces) and earrings. All unique jewelry pieces are to be worn & treasured as well as make a personal statement crafted in silver, platinum, and 14kt and 18kt gold. 

A unique combination of bold, dramatic gemstones such as Sonoran Sunrise, Pink Sapphire and stunning Tahitian pearls along with two innovative jewelry lines, Dian Malouf and Pyrrha, both equally stunning await you. In case you wish to design a custom piece, you will encounter a vast collection of fine gemstones in a rich palette of colors to get you started.

Earle Harrison House and Pape Gardens
Earle Harrison House and Pape Gardens

1901 N 5th St
Waco, TX 76708   Directions

(254) 753-2032

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A piece of America's Civil War history is still very much alive at the Earle Harrison House and Pape Gardens. Here, visitors can visit the only restored antebellum house in Waco that was built by Dr. and Mrs. Baylis Wood Earle, whose brother was a Confederate general. The home has been meticulously recreated and includes fascinating and rare Victorian furniture and artifacts. And once you've taken in the house's inner beauty, enjoy a leisurely walk through the home's adjacent Pape Gardens.

Earle-Napier-Kinnard House
Earle-Napier-Kinnard House

814 South 4th St
Waco, TX 76706   Directions

(254) 753-5166

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Step into rich history and amazing past pillars that shaped our nation by visiting the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House constructed between 1858 and 1869, an example of one of the earliest brick homes to be found in Waco today. A classic example of Greek Revival Style, this House reflects a typical architectural standard of the era with the original ceiling lamp in the entrance hall and the Lincoln rocking chair in the South Parlor. 

Your visit will enhance appreciation of the mission of the Historic Waco Foundation to preserve the heritage of the area for future generations and to present enriching diverse historical experiences of all ages. The tour package also includes a visit to the East Terrace, Fort and McCulloch Houses.

Historic Homes
Historic Homes

810 S 4th St
Waco, TX 76706   Directions

(254) 753-5166

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Enthuse and inspire your soul by visiting the Hoffman Office of the Historic Waco Foundation where you will be launched into a time of great revival and historic experiences for all ages. Here you will be introduced to educational programs, community lectures, and diverse exhibits that will expand and inspire your mind and heart for all things Texan. 

During your visit, you will encounter four interpreted house museums that are presently open to the public including the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House, East Terrace House, Fort House, and McCulloch House. These historic houses serve as an opportunity to preserve Waco's heritage and history, educate the public, and inspire the community.

Waco Mammoth Site
Waco Mammoth Site

6220 Steinbeck Bend
Waco, TX 76708   Directions

(254) 750-7946

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There's history that reaches back, and then there's history that reaches way back. That's what you'll find at the Waco Mammoth Site. This is where you can step back in time 68,000 years ago when mammoths and saber-toothed cats roamed the land that would eventually become Texas. Paleontologists came to discover this mammoth heard which was discovered in 1978 and wasn't opened for public viewing until 2009. These Pleistocene mammoths represent the first and only discovery of a nursery herd of these creatures, so don't miss this dramatic and unforgettable peek into some real stone age stories. If you have an interest in archeology, this is the place for you.

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