With life getting back to normal and businesses operating at normal conditions going into 2022, Waco, Texas is sure to be booming with tourism. Whether you are a Waco resident or just visiting, there is plenty to do to cross off some items on your 2022 Waco Bucket List.
See What The Buzz Is About At Magnolia
It is no secret that much of Waco’s tourism over the past few years has stemmed from the popularity of Magnolia Market. A product of Chip & Joanna Gains, stars of the hit TV show Fixer Upper, Magnolia Market attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. With farmhouse decor, local food trucks, a popular bakery, and much more, The Magnolia Silos is a must-visit if you are traveling to Waco.
Check Out The Historic Suspension Bridges
A few blocks from Magnolia is the historic Waco Suspension Bridges. These bridges span across the Brazos River and were used as a part of the Chisolm Trail in the late 1800s. Today, these bridges are used for a variety of different reasons. One remains open for passenger vehicle traffic while one is open for only foot and cycle traffic. While they are a sight to see as is, they also provide the perfect backdrop for photos and are a popular spot for locals to take walks day and night.
Visit The Dr. Pepper Museum
Many are unaware that Waco, Texas is the birthplace of the popular soft drink Dr. Pepper. The Dr. Pepper museum is the original location of where this soft drink was created and serves as a museum to tell the history of the creation. This museum is a local favorite and is a great place to spend an hour or two while in Downtown Waco.
Take The Kids To Mayborn Museum
Whether you are traveling to Waco with kids or are a local resident looking for a place to let your kids expend some energy, the Mayborn Museum is a must-see. As part of Baylor University’s expansive attractions, the Mayborn Museum is a perfect mixture of fun and informative entertainment for people of all ages. This museum features two floors of exhibits that allow kids to plan and learn about physics, history, and much more.
View Mammoth Fossils At Waco’s Mammoth National Monument
Waco, Texas is the site where the fossils of 24 Columbian mammoths and other mammals have been uncovered. Today, the Waco Mammoth National Monument is open to the public to view the massive fossils that have been uncovered. Tours follow a 300-yard paved path to the dig shelter where the mammoth fossils were found. Tour-goers will learn about the Ice Age, get a lesson on how fossils were discovered, and learn why this is one of the most important paleontological sites in North America.