Top things to do

Top Choice Homewares in Waco

Magnolia Market at the Silos

Fans of the Home & Garden Television (HGTV) show Fixer Upper flock to this sprawling retail compound. Chip and Joanna Gaines have created this empire (real estate, retail et al) based on their show where the plo…
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…
Top Choice Mexican in Waco

Lolita's Tortilleria & Restaurant

Lolita's exudes that family-run, small-town spirit that can't be manufactured. The hugely popular all-day breakfast menu includes tacos, huevos rancheros, migas (a signature Texas dish of eggs scrambled with corn to…
Top Choice Barbecue in Waco

Vitek's BBQ

Since 1915 Vitek's has drawn the hungry crowds. Whatever your carnivorous pleasure, it's all homemade and excellent. Big appetite? Order the legendary Gut Pak, a monster of a sandwich with Fritos, cheese, chopped be…
Top Choice Bar in Waco

Dancing Bear

A few blocks from the Baylor campus, you'll find over a dozen microbrews on tap, along with helpful advice and beer samples for neophytes and connoisseurs alike. Over 100 bottles of craft beers round out the superla…
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…
Burgers in Waco

Dubl-R Old Fashioned Hamburgers

Chargrilled burgers with grilled onions and all the usual toppings are the thing at this near-shack local legend. Have a shake, maybe some tots and scarf down pure Americana.
Cafe in Waco

World Cup Cafe

Fair-trade coffees are brewed at this simple cafe and served with breakfasts and sandwiches. Income goes to community development.
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…