9. Waco, Texas USA
For most, when they hear the word “Waco” they think of one thing; David Koresh and the Branch Dividians; a religious sect. However that chapter is long over with and there is a new Waco. Plus, I’m told that the ranch was not even in Waco proper. By the way, its pronounced “Wayco.”
Waco is located in Central Texas and home to one of the nation’s top medical schools, Baylor. It sits around I-35 just south of Forth Worth, Texas.
How To Get Here
No trains to Waco, but there are three other ways to get there:
The town is served by Greyhound buses.
Interstate 35 runs through Waco, so its easily accessible from the U.S. highway system.
Waco has its own airport; Waco Regional Airport (ACT) which is served by one airline at the moment; American Airlines (AA). You do have to rent a car once you get there though to get into town which is not far away.
Where To Stay
As its a college town, there are several places to stay including the Hilton Hotel that sits across from the iconic Waco suspension bridge.
You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
Where To Eat
It’s Texas, so you have to have some barbecue. Just walk around the downtown area and you will find lots of bars and restaurants.
What To Do
Waco actually has a few things to do and see:
- See the Waco Suspension Bridge; this thing is pretty amazing; no cars are allowed and you can walk across it as many times as you like.
- Waco River Walk; an area around the Brazos River and he Waco Suspension Bridge
- Visit Mammoth National Monument (US National Park Service)
- Visit Hawaiian Falls Waterpark
- View the Brazos River which runs through the city; this is my favorite part.
- Visit the Park Ranger Museum
- Visit The Terrace Museum
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
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