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About Waco - Just a Glimpse!

Downtown WacoWhether you drive, fly, or walk to Waco, you're guaranteed a fun visit in the heartland of Texas. Situated on the I-35 corridor between Dallas and Austin, Waco's the place to stop for scores of shops and restaurants galore. So, come on by and stay for a visit!

Waco was founded in 1849 by the Huaco Indians that lived on the land in the present-day downtown area. More on Waco's history...

Waco 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 the birthplace of Dr Pepper, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Waco is also home to the Waco Mammoth Site, 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.

Cameron Park - Brazos RiverWaco is also brimming with Texas history, economic opportunity, and a rich variety of cultural experiences. With three college facilities including:


Baylor University

Texas State Technical College

McLennan Community College

Waco is also a seat of higher learning!


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.

Clicking on one of the links to the left allows you to find your way around our city government, as well as some Economic Development information.

Please visit our departments link if you need to Waco City Cable Channelfind a specific place.

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'.

You can also check out our Waco News page for more great information about how to find out what's going on in our great city!

Baylor UniversityTo find information on planning a trip to Waco, please check the visiting section of the
Convention & Visitor's Bureau
for more information.



Waco Demographics from the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce>>

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