Area Attractions

Explore Waco’s history and Texan culture by visiting local museums by the Brazos River, then head north to see the famed Waco Mammoth National Monument, where Ice Age fossils are preserved on-site. 

Hyatt Place Waco - South

5400 Bagby Avenue
Waco, Texas, United States, 76711

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Local Food + Drink

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café

Stop by for all-day breakfast and pick up a croque madame, custom crepe, or espresso at this charming bakery, which offers delicious pastries and baguettes as well.

Area Attractions

Dr. Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute

Vintage advertisements, signs, and a preserved 1940s delivery truck tell the story of Dr. Pepper products inside this century-old bottling plant. The soft drink was created in Waco, Texas in 1885.

Magnolia Market at the Silos

Head to this charming two-block market to shop home goods, get lunch at one of a dozen food trucks, tour the garden and garden store, or pick up treats at an on-site bakery. Live music and events are common in the summer.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Located on the banks of the Brazos River, this museum preserves the history of the Texas Rangers, collecting Lipan Apache arrows alongside badges, uniforms, and case files. Regularly scheduled talks by Rangers are a highlight.