Waco Things to Do
Waco, Texas, home to Baylor University and the Dr. Pepper Museum, is a must see destination. With so many attractions and things to do in Waco, the Waco Tourist Information Center is a great first stop to start your itinerary
- The Dr. Pepper Museum is all about the oldest soft drink in America! Invented by pharmacist Charles Alderton in 1885 in Waco, the museum sits in the original bottling plant with three floors dedicated to memorabilia, like an antique bottle line, and interactive media about Dr. Pepper’s history.
- The Texas Ranger Museum is dedicated to the oldest law enforcement in America, around since the old west. Displaying over 14, 000 items including badges, guns, investigative techniques with crime photos, statues, and notorious criminal weapons and possessions.
- The Texas Sports Hall of Fame exhibits are dedicated to Texas athletes like Lee Trevino, George Foreman, and Nolan Ryan and features every sport from high school to professional leagues.
Waco is home to many historic places listed on the National Register of Historic Places and open to tours, like the McCulloch House and the Fort House. The Governor Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village near the Brazos River gives you a view into the old life in Waco.
Monuments, Memorials & Parks
Along the Brazos River is Veterans Park with a memorial in honor of Veterans and those who gave their lives in service. Cameron Park is situated Between the Brazos and Bosque rivers with plenty of place to stretch your legs and play. Other places to visit include the Waco Suspension Bridge, The Peace Officers Memorial, and Fort Fisher Park, which is home to the Oldest Tomb stone and next to the Texas Ranger museum.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Waco.