What to Do


When students aren't studying or attending campus events, there are plenty of things to do in Waco. Here are some of our favorites:

Cameron Park

Cameron Park offers 416 acres of beautiful landscapes where you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, fishing, or disc golf. You can also pack a picnic or set up your hammock overlooking the Brazos River.

Cameron Park Zoo

The Cameron Park Zoo is a natural habitat zoo that offers a herpetarium, African savanna, Brazos River Country exhibit, aquarium, and Asian Forest exhibit featuring endangered orangutans and Komodo Dragons.

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course ranks as one of the top municipal golf courses in Texas. The 18-hole, par 72 course winds through rolling plains and features pristine greens and landscaping.

Dr Pepper Museum

Celebrate this American classic at the Dr Pepper Museum, home to one of the finest collections of soft-drink memorabilia in the nation.

Waco Downtown Farmer's Market

The Waco Downtown Farmer's Market is a year-round riverside market featuring agricultural and artisan vendors from within 150 miles of Waco. The Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Waco Hippodrome Theatre

The Waco Hippodrome Theatre originally opened in 1914. It was renovated and reopened in 2014 as a theatre that allows you to enjoy a meal while watching a movie. The Waco Hippodrome Theatre also houses a full-service restaurant.

Waco Suspension Bridge

Completed in 1870, this 470-foot single span suspension bridge was one of the longest in the world when built. Now open to foot traffic only, the Waco Suspension Bridge stands in the very heart of Waco. Around the bridge, festivals abound in Indian Spring Park, food trucks cook up tasty local cuisine and runners and walkers enjoy the scenic riverwalk trail.