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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Lake Waco Cove & Marina
Lake Waco Cove & Marina

(254) 717-1901

3201 Over Flow Rd
Waco, TX 76712   Directions Website

Take the whole family for a relaxing lakeside getaway at Lake Waco Cove & Marina. Their beautiful RV park sits alongside the lake shore and is only minutes away from downtown and the famous Magnolia Silos. Be their guest either in your RV or in their cute mini-cabins. The folks there boast of breathtaking views and warm Southern hospitality.

National Park Service | Waco Mammoth National Monument
National Park Service | Waco Mammoth National Monument

(254) 750-7946

6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708   Directions Website

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.

Skydive Temple
Skydive Temple

(254) 947-3483

1517 Stonetree Dr
Killeen, TX 76543   Directions Website

Skydive Temple gives you the ultimate thrill of a lifetime from 2 miles high in the air. With Tamdem skydiving you will parachute from the airplane to the drop zone, securely attached to an experienced and licensed instructor, and enjoy your awesome adventure of flying the blue skies. Your instructor will do all the work for you. 

Remember to ask about video and still pictures to capture your ultlimate thrill of a lifetime. The snack bar is available on weekends, or you can take your own food and spirits for after your jump. There is plenty of Shiner Bock available when you are done!

They are the only Drop Zone in Texas owned and operated by a National Skydiving Champion with 40+ years of skydiving experience. They are also the official training facility for the Texas National Guard Parachute Demonstration Team. 

Texas Parks & Wildlife | Mother Neff State Park
Texas Parks & Wildlife | Mother Neff State Park

(254) 853-2389

1921 Park Rd 14
Moody, TX 76557   Directions Website

Connect with nature and unwind at Mother Neff State Park, one of Texas' earliest state parks, pure natural beauty on 6 acres since 1921. Take a leisurely walk, hike, spread a picnic banquet, pitch a tent for camping or rent a campsite cabin, explore with geocaching, enjoy the wildflowers in the prairie, or explore the canyon trails. Interact with various displays at the visitor's center to learn more about this Texas treasure and its rich history.

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