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Cameron Municipal Park in Waco, Texas.

Cameron Park

Cameron Park is a gem—one of the largest and best municipal parks in Texas. The 416-acre park is located in the heart of Waco, next to downtown, and is a great site for kayaking and fishing. Cameron Park features scenic overlooks, wildlife, and playgrounds, plus approximately 20 miles of nationally recognized trails that weave through the natural landscape. The park runs along towering limestone bluffs and overlooks the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. We love hiking, mountain biking, playing disc golf, hammocking, and just plain old relaxing here!

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Gibbon Deck at Cameron Park in Waco, Texas

Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo rests on 52 acres adjacent to the Brazos River. With natural habitats and close-up encounters, the animal collection housed at Cameron Park Zoo includes more than 1,731 animals representing 300 species. In August of 2009, Cameron Park Zoo opened the Asian Forest, featuring critically endangered Orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and Komodo Dragons. Our families love their zoo passes and spending time at the massive tree house and play area.

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Lake Waco

Lake Waco is just the closest of many area lakes that are popular for world-class fishing and water sports.

Surfing at the BSR Cable Park and Surf Resort in Waco, Texas

Waco Surf

Offering a wakeboarding cable park, competition-grade surf pool, the traumatic-pneumo-inducing Wedge Slide, a lazy river, beachfront, and cabins, Waco Surf has it all—and is only a 20-minute drive from Waco.

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Downtown Waco Farmers Market

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

Open every Saturday, the Farmers Market has provided Waco with fresh produce, meats, and meals since 2011. We love to sip our Bare Bucha and stroll the market…

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Downtown Waco and Cultural District

Waco’s vibrant Downtown Cultural District offers unique, locally owned shops, restaurants and bars, live music, food trucks, a food hall, a world-award winning distillery, craft brewers, loft apartments, museums, art galleries, public art, and performance venues.

Magnolia at the Silos Restaurant Waco Texas

Magnolia Market at the Silos

Hosting almost 30,000 visitors weekly, the Silo District created by Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines is the hottest attraction in Waco. (Interview season note: the market is closed on Sundays, so be sure to plan your visit for Monday afternoon.)

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Waco Mammoth National Monument

Declared a national monument in 2015 and incorporated into the National Park System, the paleontological site represents the nation’s only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Columbian mammoths. The park includes a breathtaking dig shelter that creates an atmosphere of an art gallery. Natural light floods into the shelter from all directions, and a suspended walkway provides a stunning overhead view of the mammoths. The site also features a scenic trailway complete with benches and rest areas where visitors can reflect on what life was like during the age of the mammoths.

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Dr Pepper Museum

Dr Pepper is a “native Texan,” originating at Morrison’s Old Corner Drug Store in Waco. It is the oldest of the major brand soft drinks in America. The museum is housed in the 1906 Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company building located in downtown Waco. The 100-year-old building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the “Home of Dr Pepper.” The museum operates an old-fashioned soda fountain where Dr Pepper floats are very popular.

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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

The Texas Ranger is one of the most cherished symbols of the Lone Star State. This museum offers patrons a look at the history of the Texas Rangers as well as law enforcement in Texas. It is located next to the Baylor campus along the Brazos River, directly across from McLane Stadium

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Mayborn Museum Complex

The 143,000 square foot building offers visitors a look at geological history as well as traveling exhibits from around the world. In addition, it houses an outstanding children’s museum. The Mayborn Museum is located on the Baylor campus.

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Baylor University Downtown Tower Fountain

Baylor University

The largest Baptist university in the world and oldest continually operating institute of higher learning in Texas, Baylor is known for its excellent education, top-notch D1 sports, and deep mission of service and research. A number of members of our faculty and clinical group graduated from Baylor.

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McLennan Community College

Offering continuing education classes as well as lower-level and professional curricula, McLennan Community College provides area residents access to higher education that they may not otherwise be able to afford. Along with a nursing program of its own, MCC also hosts one of our community clinics and a simulation lab used by our residents throughout training.

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Texas State Technical College Waco

TSTC Waco is the flagship campus of the TSTC System, which comprises four separately accredited, two-year, state-supported technical colleges. TSTC utilizes its state-of-the-art labs to produce the highest number of associate degree graduates in the nation for engineering technology, and the second highest for computer science among two-year colleges in the United States.

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