9. Waco, Texas USA

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Why

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, Texas USA

Waco, Texas USA

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Where

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. 

Waco, Texas USA - Baylor University

Waco, Texas USA – Baylor University

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How To Get Here

No trains to Waco, but there are three other ways to get there:

Bus

The town is served by Greyhound buses.

Car

Interstate 35 runs through Waco, so its easily accessible from the U.S. highway system.

Waco, Texas USA - Highway I-35

Waco, Texas USA – Highway I-35

Plane

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.

Waco, Texas USA - Waco Regional Airport

Waco, Texas USA – Waco Regional Airport

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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.

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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.

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What To Do

Waco actually has a few things to do and see:

  1. 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.
  2. Waco River Walk; an area around the Brazos River and he Waco Suspension Bridge
  3. Visit Mammoth National Monument (US National Park Service)
  4. Visit Hawaiian Falls Waterpark

    Waco, Texas USA - Hawaiian Falls

    Waco, Texas USA – Hawaiian Falls

  5. View the Brazos River which runs through the city; this is my favorite part.

    Waco, Texas USA - Brazos River

    Waco, Texas USA – Brazos River

  6. Visit the Park Ranger Museum
  7. Visit The Terrace Museum

    Waco, Texas USA - East Terrace Museum

    Waco, Texas USA – East 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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Additional Information

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  1. Language Spoken: English
  2. Currency: USD
  3. Waco Tourism Information
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