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StayWaco Guidebook

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StayWaco Guidebook

Food scene
This is our go to BBQ restaurant in town. It's received lots of accolades locally and from TX BBQ publications. If you want to experience Texas BBQ this is your place.
11
locals recommend
Guess Family Barbecue
324 S 6th St
11
locals recommend
This is our go to BBQ restaurant in town. It's received lots of accolades locally and from TX BBQ publications. If you want to experience Texas BBQ this is your place.
This Vietnamese restaurant is one of our go to lunch places. Their amazing lunch specials won’t hurt your wallets and are delicious. Chicken Curry, Pho, or Pan friend noodles are what we usually get.
11
locals recommend
Clay Pot Restaurant
920 Jack Kultgen Fwy
11
locals recommend
This Vietnamese restaurant is one of our go to lunch places. Their amazing lunch specials won’t hurt your wallets and are delicious. Chicken Curry, Pho, or Pan friend noodles are what we usually get.
One of the many wonders of Magnolia, Silos Baking Co. is worth the hype. I never knew a cupcake could taste so good. *Pro tip: get there when they first open from 7:30am-8am there is never a line in there. The lines start to back up even by 9am, the early bird gets the worm....or cupcake.
Silos Baking Co.
601 Webster Ave
One of the many wonders of Magnolia, Silos Baking Co. is worth the hype. I never knew a cupcake could taste so good. *Pro tip: get there when they first open from 7:30am-8am there is never a line in there. The lines start to back up even by 9am, the early bird gets the worm....or cupcake.
This iconic Baylor spot is everything you'd expect from a college pizzeria. It's grungy, it eclectic, it's cheap, and it's delicious. Grab a slice and experience a little nostalgia at Shorty's Pizza Shack, Kailey and Miller's go-to pizza place.
6
locals recommend
Shorty's Pizza Shack
1712 S 12th St
6
locals recommend
This iconic Baylor spot is everything you'd expect from a college pizzeria. It's grungy, it eclectic, it's cheap, and it's delicious. Grab a slice and experience a little nostalgia at Shorty's Pizza Shack, Kailey and Miller's go-to pizza place.
Can't decide what to eat? Head over to Union Hall! This upscale food court concept is an amazing place to get delicious food and hang out when you can't decide on what you want. They have Mexican food, Tacos, Ramen, Waffles, Coffee, Drinks, Burgers, and more. We go here frequently...we're obsessed with the ramen!
12
locals recommend
Union Hall
720 Franklin Avenue
12
locals recommend
Can't decide what to eat? Head over to Union Hall! This upscale food court concept is an amazing place to get delicious food and hang out when you can't decide on what you want. They have Mexican food, Tacos, Ramen, Waffles, Coffee, Drinks, Burgers, and more. We go here frequently...we're obsessed with the ramen!
Sightseeing
Best park in town! With playgrounds for kids, tons of scenic overlooks, and hiking trails this is the place to be on a nice day.
62
locals recommend
Cameron Park
2601 Sturgis Rd
62
locals recommend
Best park in town! With playgrounds for kids, tons of scenic overlooks, and hiking trails this is the place to be on a nice day.
Activities
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This little zoo is a great way to spend the afternoon. It's just the right size! You can see all the wonderful animals you would expect to see at a zoo but you're not stuck there all day. We recommend you budget at least 3 hours to see everything.
44
locals recommend
Cameron Park Zoo
1701 N 4th St
44
locals recommend
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! This little zoo is a great way to spend the afternoon. It's just the right size! You can see all the wonderful animals you would expect to see at a zoo but you're not stuck there all day. We recommend you budget at least 3 hours to see everything.
Great for Kids and also really fun for rainy days. Come check out the Mayborn and gain some more knowledge while you're here in Waco, TX.
33
locals recommend
Mayborn Museum Complex
1300 S University Parks Dr
33
locals recommend
Great for Kids and also really fun for rainy days. Come check out the Mayborn and gain some more knowledge while you're here in Waco, TX.
I know, I know...A museum about Dr. Pepper? I was skeptical when I first went but WOW, this place is really cool. We loved learning about the fascinating history of soda. Also, every ticket comes with a Dr. Pepper included at the end of the tour. I guarantee that Dr. Pepper will never have tasted so good after a trip here.
35
locals recommend
Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute
300 South 5th Street
35
locals recommend
I know, I know...A museum about Dr. Pepper? I was skeptical when I first went but WOW, this place is really cool. We loved learning about the fascinating history of soda. Also, every ticket comes with a Dr. Pepper included at the end of the tour. I guarantee that Dr. Pepper will never have tasted so good after a trip here.

City advice

Getting around
Free Waco Trolley
Most people don't know about this amazing service so we want to fill you in on the good news. The trolley route runs a continuous loop from Downtown to The Silos and guess what?! It's only 2 block from these apartments. Check out this site for more details: https://magnolia.com/silo-district-trolley/
Ways to save
"The Magnolia early bird gets the worm"
Everything Magnolia is packed everyday of the week and it gets busy quickly. The bakery opens at 7:30am and if you get there between 7:30-8 you won't be stuck waiting for 30-60 minutes for those tasty cupcakes. If it's a nice day it really pays off to get there bright and early.
Customs & culture
Closed on Sundays
Magnolia and several other Waco attractions are closed on Sundays. This sometimes catches people off guard. If you're here on a Sunday there are still fun things to do you're just a bit more limited.