Want to learn more about what makes Waco Waco? Our city offers a range of sites that encompass our history, our culture and our people. There’s always something new to discover about Waco, no matter which path you take.
Art Center Waco is committed to educating, displaying first-class exhibitions and inspiring new ideas in the Waco community. Here you’ll find vital and diverse visual art pieces and galleries that are guaranteed to enrich your experience in our town. Take some time to wander through and enjoy the exhibits on display — you may just walk away with a new favorite artist.
Cultivate 7Twelve is Waco’s downtown cultural hub for art, culture and shopping. This gallery is the perfect place to visit and view the works of many of Waco’s talented artists. All of the artwork in the gallery is for sale, and the gallery also offers smaller gifts and collectibles for purchase — make sure to take home a souvenir (or two).
The Dr Pepper Museum is dedicated to the nation’s oldest major soft drink — Dr Pepper! With three floors of exhibits featuring information about many different soft drinks and a curated selection of soft drink memorabilia, you’re sure to leave the museum with a fountain of soda knowledge. Alongside general admission, this museum offers five reservable experiences, including the “Make-A-Soda Experience” and the “Paranormal Experience.”
The Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focused on Central Texas with many walk-in dioramas and hands-on activities. Traveling exhibits set up shop at the Mayborn and stay for several months at a time. This is a perfect place to visit if you’re bringing younger friends and family members on your trip to Waco!
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum preserves the history of and inspires an appreciation for the Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Explore the history of our nation’s oldest state law enforcement agency and learn what it takes to wear the Texas Ranger badge.
The Waco Mammoth National Monument is a paleontological site and museum where the fossils of 24 Columbian mammoths were discovered. Declared a National Park in 2015, guided tours of the property are conducted every 30 minutes, no reservations needed. Check out the Dig Shelter, where the mammoth fossils are still in their original positions within the bone bed.
Open every Saturday morning, the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market features local farm produce, artisan products and baked goods. Check out their website for a map of the weekly site plan or go in and be surprised by all the wonderful things you’ll find. We guarantee you’ll walk away with a full belly and some fun, locally produced goods.