A renaissance accelerated by Baylor University and Fixer Upper; a 1950s downtown shattered by one of America's most lethal tornadoes; post-Civil War estates and an annual Cotton Palace Pageant; a rowdy cowtown where cattle drives gathered to cross the Brazos river; a village of Huaco Indians: Waco, Texas has a rich history and a flourishing present.
Do you like the outdoors? See Heart of Texas Sports and Recreation information.
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Do you like dining? From food trucks to family-owned restaurants, international flavors to farm-grown produce, check out Waco's food scene at Heart of Texas Dining.
Are you bringing a family? Waco is extremely family-friendly, starring the Mayborn Museum and Cameron Park Zoo, and offering multiple school choices and family activities. See Heart of Texas for Family Entertainment, City of Waco's listing of Public Schools, and a ranking of local private schools.
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Are you a sports fan? Between Baylor University, Cameron Park, the Heart of Texas Rodeo, and area facilities such as Twin Rivers or Cottonwood Creek golf courses, choose whether to watch or play. See your choices at the Waco Heart of Texas Sports listings and Extraco Events Center.Popular with graduate students:
Looking to get plugged in locally? From churches to charities to clubs, Waco offers multiple ways to connect.
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Do you like the arts? Baylor University offers its own drama, music, and art events, and you can find more choices at McLennan Community College, Waco Civic Theatre, and local music events (see the Waco Tribune Calendar).
Do you love history? Baylor has a rich history that can be found in places small and large. See Waco History for a start.
Research all your options at the City of Waco website , the Waco Tribune Calendar, and the Waco Heart of Texas visitor guide, expand your search to nearby Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and the Texas Hill Country, or explore the entire state of Texas.
For Baylor-specific information, you can also find: