Paddleboarders float below the Waco Railroad Bridge East.

Waco

Travel Region

Prairies and Lakes

Population

140,000

Enjoy a refreshing break from the traffic of I-35 with outdoor recreation among the hills and cliffs of Cameron Park, visit the zoo, tour the birthplace of Dr Pepper, or take a trip to one of the city’s diverse museums.

Upcoming Events

Stars Over Texas Jamboree Anniversary Show

Sept. 9

This is a family-friendly music stage show presented the first Thursday of the month. The anniversar...

Stars Over Texas Jamboree Golden Oldies Edition

Oct. 14

This is a family-friendly music stage show presented the first Thursday of the month. The Golden Old...

Sorghum Festival

Sept. 6

Watch the entire process of making sweet sorghum syrup—from pressing the raw cane using a horse-po...

Homestead Fair

Nov. 26-28

Watch a cow being milked, lend a hand at the old-fashioned timber frame barn raising, and watch a ma...

Ironman Waco

Oct. 23-24

Do you have what it takes to conquer an Ironman? Begin your journey on the beautiful and tranquil Br...

Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 1-17

See everything from professional bull riders to mutton bustin' buckaroos. Enjoy live music nightly, ...

Magnolia Silobration

Oct. 28-30

The Silos are the backdrop for a variety of events hosted by Magnolia throughout the year. With the ...

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