About Waco - Just a Glimpse!
Whether you drive, fly, or walk to Waco, you’re guaranteed a fun visit in the heartland of Texas!
The city was founded in 1849 by the Huaco Indians that lived on the land in the present-day downtown area.
Waco is the county seat of McLennan County. It also offers some major attractions, five historic homes, seven recreational venues, and nine arts organizations staging theatrical and musical productions, as well as art exhibitions.
Waco is also home to the Waco Mammoth National Monument, a 100-plus acre stretch of wooded parkland along the Bosque River. The site provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoth bones discovered in Waco along the Bosque River and is part of the National Parks System.
It is not only brimming with Texas history, economic opportunity, and a rich variety of cultural experiences, it is also a major seat of higher learning with THREE major colleges in its city limits including:
The city boasts one of the of the biggest and best municipal parks in Texas, Cameron Park. The 416-acre park is located in the heart of Waco, next to downtown, situated on the Brazos and Bosque Rivers. It hosts numerous races, triathlons, boat races and more.
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To learn about Waco and its rich history watch our Waco City Cable Channel (WCCC.TV) and check out our numerous series relating to history like ‘Waco, Gateway to Texas History’ and ‘Waco, Markers in Time’.
To find information on planning a trip to Waco, please check the visiting section of the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau for more information.