What Is Waco TX Known For?

Baylor University

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There’s no shortage of attractions in Waco, the heart of Texas! Want to know what is Waco TX known for? Check out this short guide from the staff at Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT. Our community-oriented dealership knows what makes our city the best – but if we’ve missed one of your favorite identifiers, we want to hear about it! Contact us, stop by our showroom, and let’s talk.

Magnolia Market

The famous home remodelers and stars of Fixer Upper on HGTV base their work right here in Waco at Magnolia Market, settling right at the base of two historic silos. A mecca for Texas home decor, here you’ll find not only a number of memoirs from Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip’s media empire, you’ll also come across decorations, kitchenware, jewelry, garden supplies, and more. Food trucks are often on-hand for mid-shopping lunch or dinner, and a big lawn gives the whole family a place to stop and enjoy the sunshine.

magnolia market at the silos

Dr. Pepper and the Origins of American Soda

Believe it or not, Dr. Pepper is America’s oldest soft drink – pre-dating Coca-Cola by one year – and it all started right here in Waco. Visit the Dr. Pepper Museum and get the whole story, where a variety of classes and presentations, exhibits, and visits from students, academics, and media personalities tell and learn about the origins of the soda industry. Visit Waco and steep yourself in the heritage and history.

Mammoth Preservation

During the Ice Age, 20,000-pound wooly mammoths crowded Texas landscapes, and here in Waco, their memory is certainly alive and well with archaeologists at Mammoth National Monument and other sites. That’s made Waco a hub for mammoth excavation, study, and documentation – a privilege for budding paleontologists, students, and ancient historians. Don’t take it for granted! Make sure to stop by and visit if you haven’t recently.

Waco Downtown Cultural District

The picturesque two-lane avenues running along the Brazos River are home to the Waco Downtown Cultural District, where public art, private galleries, and artisanal fashion and food complement turn-of-the-last-century architecture. The Waco Downtown Farmers Market finds its home here, as do a variety of bike trails, mysterious alleys, and curious secondhand shops that attract travelers from across the nation looking for a truly Texas experience that looks to the future without ignoring its past.

The Baylor University Experience

Baylor University is the oldest continuously-running university in the state of Texas, and it has the sites and tradition to match. Whether you’re visiting George’s Restaurant – one of Waco’s best restaurants, established in 1930 on the back of Baylor athletics – or catching a Bears game on court or field, you’ll find lots to see and do on and near the campus that once housed Willie Nelson, Robert Griffin III, and Rand Paul.

Learn All the Local Landmarks from Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram FIAT

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