- Our list of the best things to do in Waco, Texas, features the top 30 nearby activities — including 12 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Waco, TX has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Amusement, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Waco, TX
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100 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, TX 76706 MoreLess Info
The Texas Rangers are the oldest state law enforcement agency in North America. At the Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum visitors can see historic badges and field equipment, and learn about the men and women who used them.
At the Waco Mammoth Site, visitors walk to a dig shelter where six Columbian mammoth fossils are located. The tour lasts about 45 minutes, and before or after, visitors can shop in the gift shop and eat in the picnic area.
People can visit a zoo, walk 15 miles of nature trails, view the river from points high above it, play on the playground, splash in the splash pad, and play disc golf without leaving the boundaries of Cameron Park. The park is also popular with anglers and paddleboaters.
The Mayborn Museum Complex lets visitors see nine wood frame buildings in a historic village, and explore 16 interactive learning rooms. In addition, visitors can see a 28-foot long model of a Pilosaur, and models of a Waco Indian grass hut, a Norwegian rock house, and an early log cabin.
The Armstrong Browning Library contains the world's largest collection of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning works in the world. The building is also a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance-style building with 63 stain glass windows.
300 S. 5th Street, Waco, TX MoreLess Info
Those touring the Dr. Pepper Museum create their own soft drinks, and then come up with a name and marketing strategy for their product. The museum also has a gift shop, and Free Enterprise Institute.
Featuring an array of car racing activities, Heart O' Texas Speedway is a great place for a family gathering or group outing. Located in Elm Mott, special events like bike races and a demolition derby are also held here.
The Waco Convention Center is used often for meetings and exhibitions. The facility has a 13,818 square foot ballroom, and two exhibit halls. The larger hall is 32,976 square feet, while the smaller one is 15,000 square feet.