Waco attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Waco

Waco Mammoth National Monument

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. Now open to the public after over 30 years of excavation, t…
Museum in Waco

Dr Pepper Museum

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 building that was one of the company's first facilities. Ther…
Tour in Waco

Dublin Bottling Works

A pharmacist in a Waco drugstore/soda shop invented an aromatic cola in the 1880s, that went on to become Dr Pepper. Taste original sugarcane-formulated sodas at the first bottling plant for Dr Pepper, which now pro…
Zoo in Waco

Cameron Park Zoo

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 impressive range of African animals, including elephants, white rhi…
Notable Building in Waco

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 unfamiliar with the city. The historic 22-story Alico Building towe…
Museum in Waco

Armstrong Browning Library

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 original manuscripts and personal effects of the Romantic English p…
Historic Site in Waco

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.
Museum in Waco

Texas Sports Hall of Fame

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

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 through their days fighting cattle rustlers, Indians and Mex…