Site of the Branch Davidian Compound

The rural site where 76 people died when a standoff between law enforcement and members of the Branch Davidian Church ended violently in 1993.

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1. Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum


It's an NRA member's fantasy come true! Ponder hundreds of guns while you explore the history of the famous Rangers, from their early-19th-century origins…

2. Texas Sports Hall of Fame

8.23 MILES

All manner of Texas sports legends, including golfer Byron Nelson, boxer and pitchman George Foreman and pitcher Nolan Ryan, are saluted here.

3. Armstrong Browning Library

8.61 MILES

On the Baylor campus, this peaceful refuge of a museum houses a beautiful collection of stained glass, as well as the world's largest collection of…

4. Dr Pepper Museum

8.81 MILES

The Dr Pepper soft drink was invented by Waco pharmacist Charles C Alderton in 1885. This museum celebrates his creation and is housed in a stately brick…

5. Alico Building


No, that's not the set of a post apocalyptic sci-fi film: that's Waco's skyline. The view of Waco from I-35 has long puzzled many freeway passersby…

6. Cameron Park Zoo

9.46 MILES

At the eastern end of the park, the Cameron Park Zoo features 52 acres of natural habitat. A Texas section with about 30 native species balances an…

7. Waco Mammoth National Monument

11.23 MILES

In 1978 two Waco arrowhead hunters found a bone in a ravine. It turned out to belong to a Columbian mammoth that had perished there about 68,000 years ago…