Waco Vacations

Waco is often remembered for the 1993 standoff between the Branch Davidian religious group and Federal authorities, but is also the home of quirky Americana like the Dr Pepper Museum, dedicated to the memorabilia and history of this fizzy treat that was invented here. There are a number of artistic and cultural attractions such as the Waco ... Read more
Symphony, and food choices range from Texas BBQ to American independent greasy spoons serving good old fashioned burgers and fries.
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Austin’s summers can be pretty overwhelming for those not used to the heat. The winter in the Texan capital is mild, but for an ideal visit, shoot for spring and fall when the city’s famed cultural calendar is ... Read more
in full gear and the weather is at its best. A note of caution: If you travel in May, book well in advance, as the city can fill up quickly for UT graduation, and March? Packed during the week of the SXSW conference.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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An unexpectedly fun destination, if home and garden and food is your jam, then Waco is a definite road trip stop. We stopped on our way from Austin to Dallas and then again I the way back from Dallas to Austin. We had so much fun at the Silos, where there's a garden, a play/ hangout area for kids and families, food trucks, the Agnolia Store, the The Silos baking Co., and the suspension bridge a beautiful park, and other great local places to eat.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

While not a huge destination people think of, it's a great stopover spot between Austin and Dallas. Also, with the popularity of the HGTV stars, Chip and Joanna, this place has definitely seen an uptick in visitors.

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Local from Waco

New furniture! I know it doesn't account for backpacking, but it's up there.

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Milan

By far my favorite location in Waco. If you are unfortunate enough to be stuck living here, have no fear! It really isn't that bad! You can find plenty to occupy your time and everything is pretty cheap (living/lodge/food/activities)

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Cocoa, Florida

Waco was founded in eighteen forty-nine. It has a population of just about 125 thousand people. It is home to Baylor University, the Dr. Pepper Museum, and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame.

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Local from Waco, Texas

Waco sucks as a place to visit, and living here is not the best experience. The economy here is not good, as most industries are now using temps to start (Usually minimum wage)... and, for the most part work is in sweat shops.

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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Waco is a strange place to visit in some ways. I went there to see the Branch Davidian Compound ruins and to visit the Ranger Hall of Fame. Both were worthwhile.

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Local from Waco

fun to visit but you dont want to live here

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It's kind of interesting, but not as good as Austin.

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Local from Waco, Texas

Go Cowboys

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