9. Waco, Texas USA

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

 

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

 

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

 

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:

  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.

Additional Information

Language Spoken: English

Currency: USD

Waco Tourism Information

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