Waco Information

Welcome to Waco Texas!

Welcome to the greater Waco area situated on the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Austin, The city is rich in history and culture.

Founded in 1849, Waco is a city on the grow and on the go! With a recent population growth to nearly 200,000 residents making it the 22nd most populous city in the state of Texas. There’s always something to do, whether it’s attending one of many festivals or trade shows throughout the year, canoeing on the beautiful Brazos River, boating and fishing at Lake Waco, or hiking in the scenic Cameron Park, just to name a few! You can find more information about upcoming things to do in the Greater Waco area by contacting The Waco and Heart of Texas.

Waco certainly has no lack of educational opportunities including Baylor University, McLennan County Community College, The University Center at MCC, and Texas State Technical College. In addition to higher education, the greater Waco area has a number of great school districts, and private schools making Waco a great place to seek an impressive education! For information on school ratings and scores, please contact the Texas Education Association.

We invite you to call, visit and enjoy the many attractions that Waco has to offer!

Climate:


AnnualAverage
Temperature66.7°F
Snow Fall1.4 inches
Precipitation32 inches

Average TemperatureJanuaryJuly
Low34.2°F74.4°F
High56.1°F96.8°F

Elevation: 470 feet above sea level


Area Attractions:

  • Texas Rangers Hall of Fame - This is the state-designated official historical center of the Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. The facilities consist of the Homer Garrison, Jr. museum gallery, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Research Center and the Headquarters of Texas Rangers Company "F". For more information call: (254) 750-8631.

  • Cameron Park - A gift of the William Cameron family, the 416-acre Cameron Park in the City of Waco has delighted Wacoans and visitors since the early 1900s. The park hosts picnickers, hikers, joggers, equestrians and mountain bikers. Triathlons, mountain bike races, and other events are held annually at the park.

  • Cameron Park Zoo - A 52-acre zoo located in beautiful Cameron Park in the City of Waco, next to the Brazos River. The zoo features a diverse collection that includes over 1,731 animals, representing 300 species from around the world. For more information call: (254) 750-8400.

  • Waco Mammoth Site - Sitting on more than 100 acres of wooded parkland along the Bosque River and surrounded by oak, mesquite and cedar trees, the Waco Mammoth Site offers an escape from the modern world and provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoths. The Mammoth Site schedules educational tours and field trips by request.  Public tours are also available with no reservation needed and run every 30 minutes.For more information call: (254) 750-7946.

  • Dr. Pepper Museum - Celebrate this American classic at the Dr Pepper Museum, home to one of the finest collections of soft-drink memorabilia in the nation. For more information call (254) 757-1052

  • Mayborn Museum Complex - Located on the Baylor University campus, this museum features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition to the Natural History exhibits, there are seventeen themed discovery rooms which encourage hands-on learning for all ages. For more information call (254) 710-1110

  • Texas Sports Hall of Fame - The museum includes the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Tennis Hall of Fame, the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame, and the new Southwest Conference exhibit. Texas greats such as Nolan Ryan, Tom Landry, Babe Didrickson and many others are featured. For more information call (254) 756-1633

Health Care:

Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Hospital

100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd

Waco, TX 76712

(254) 202-4000

Providence Hospital

6901 Medical Pkwy

Waco, TX 76712

(254) 751-4793

Local Libraries:

Waco-McLennan County Library

1717 Austin Ave

Waco, TX 76701

(254)750-5941

Armstrong Browning Library

710 Speight Ave

Waco, TX 76706

(254) 710-3566

Jesse H. Jones Library – Baylor

1301 S 2nd

Waco, TX 76798

(254) 710-3116

City of Hewitt Library

100 Zuni Drive

Hewitt, TX 76643

(254) 666-2442

Your One Stop Shop:

Coldwell Banker Jim Stewart, Realtors

500 N Valley Mills Dr. (254) 776-0000

Should you have any questions about Waco, we are here to help! We hope that you will enjoy exploring all that Waco has to offer and are here to help welcome you home!

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