Waco has become a major home décor shopping destination due to the popularity of the “Fixer Upper” TV show. Magnolia Market is a must-see, but there is also Harp Design Company, JDHIron Works, which makes many of the metal inspirational signs seen on the show, and The Findery, LaSalle Shops, and Cedar Chest Antiques.
As a Texas bragging point, Magnolia Market has now surpassed The Alamo in number of visitors!
We started from scratch, building a Texas whisky tradition! In 2008, Balcones was nothing more than an idea driven by a passion to create something original and authentic, right here in the Heart of Texas. It all started in an old welding shop under a bridge in Waco. For the next year, we replaced the roofing, knocked out walls, laid brick, cut pipes, installed copper pot stills from Portugal, and shoehorned a whisky distillery inside that quaint building. Proud of what we had accomplished on our own, we began distilling in 2009.
Our spirits, proudly made in Waco, have been recognized worldwide for their bold and intense flavors. We’ve won more awards than we can count, but they are only a testament to the devoted team that craft whiskies day in, day out. We’ve made a significant investment not only in our operations and whiskies, but in the community that we know and love as Waco.
Cameron Park Zoo and the family friendly atmosphere where visitors can see and learn about endangered species. Cameron Park Zoo is not just a place to see wild animals, it also is a facility that focuses on the conservation of species and gives back to wild populations through funding and active participation in worldwide conservation projects.
Cameron Park Zoo is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The Mayborn Museum Complex brings together, in one location, the resources of hands-on discovery rooms and interactive natural science and cultural history galleries, including outdoor exhibits. This rich combination provides a wide spectrum of engaging learning opportunities for learners and visitors of all ages.
The Mayborn Museum is hosting Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, June 2, 2018 – January 6, 2019.
The Waco Texas region is a great place to call home and conduct business, with an outstanding array of community assets—from arts to education and big-time college sports to recreation—coupled with a strong, diverse and growing economy to support further improvements in its quality of life.
The are lots of wonderful events in Waco, including TriWaco, The Texas Food Truck Showdown, Starburst Jr. Golf Classic, Freedom Ball, and the MidTex Farm and Ranch Show.
Wacoans are constantly working to enhance the downtown and riverfront areas, which can be seen in the signature “extrados” bridges on Interstate 35 at the Brazos River that welcome the more than 111,000 travelers passing through Waco daily. And plans are moving forward for hotels, residences, restaurants and shops along the Brazos riverwalk and on both sides of the river
On July 10, 2015, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation making the Waco Mammoth Site a new unit of the National Park System. This paleontological site represents the nation’s only recorded discovery of a nursery herd of Columbian mammoths. Visitors can view “in situ” fossils including female mammoths, a bull mammoth, and a camel that lived approximately 67,000 years ago.