Waco InformationThe Waco metropolitan area, with a population over 200,000, is located in the heart of Central Texas and within driving distance of most major urban centers in the state-100 miles from Dallas and Austin and 180 miles from Houston and San Antonio.
The climate of Central Texas is mild yearround. High temperatures range from the upper 90s at the peak of the summer to the 30s and 40s in the winter.
Outdoor recreational opportunities in the Waco area include 7,000-acre Lake Waco and the 416-acre Cameron Park, one of the state's largest municipal parks which includes Cameron Park Zoo, a natural habitat zoo. There are a total of 35 parks in the city.
Waco is a city of museums and galleries. Local offerings include the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Art Center and the Dr Pepper Museum. There are a number of sites on the Baylor University campus, including Armstrong Browning Library and the Mayborn Museum Complex.
Waco is home to a variety of fine restaurants, many located in the city's renovated downtown warehouse district. The area features an eclectic mix of restaurants, specialty shops and loft and office spaces.
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