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Guidebook for Waco

Parks & Nature
This is one of the best parks in the state for overall activities available. This gem offers: disc golf, world-class mountain bike trails (rent a bike from Bicycle World), hiking/running trails, fishing, kayaking along the river (rent watercraft form Bicycle World/BW Outdoors), children's playsets/parks, splash pad, scenic nature-scapes and much more!
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locals recommend
Cameron Park
2601 Sturgis Rd
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locals recommend
This is one of the best parks in the state for overall activities available. This gem offers: disc golf, world-class mountain bike trails (rent a bike from Bicycle World), hiking/running trails, fishing, kayaking along the river (rent watercraft form Bicycle World/BW Outdoors), children's playsets/parks, splash pad, scenic nature-scapes and much more!
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locals recommend
Cameron Park Zoo
1701 N 4th St
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Food Scene
One of the coolest not-so-hole-in-the-wall coffee shops you'll find. They offer a drive through, seasonal bands and products from local roasters and artisans.
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Common Grounds
1123 South 8th Street
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One of the coolest not-so-hole-in-the-wall coffee shops you'll find. They offer a drive through, seasonal bands and products from local roasters and artisans.
Vitek's has been around for decades. What once was a hole in the wall, is now a fantastic restaurant for the whole family known for their Gut Pak which won the "Best College Eat inAmerica" by The Cooking Channel (it's the world's most glorious Frito pie, sorta). Don't forget a side of banana puddin'!
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Vitek's BBQ
1600 Speight Avenue
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Vitek's has been around for decades. What once was a hole in the wall, is now a fantastic restaurant for the whole family known for their Gut Pak which won the "Best College Eat inAmerica" by The Cooking Channel (it's the world's most glorious Frito pie, sorta). Don't forget a side of banana puddin'!
A Waco establishment and local favorite! It's so awesome Pat Green even wrote a song about it. We recommend the Baylor Beggars (rolls), crazy wings, chicken friend steak...and of course a Big 'O beer.
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George's Restaurant Bar & Catering
1925 Speight Ave
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A Waco establishment and local favorite! It's so awesome Pat Green even wrote a song about it. We recommend the Baylor Beggars (rolls), crazy wings, chicken friend steak...and of course a Big 'O beer.
THE best custard in town. All outdoor seating but it's all covered. Legit.
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Katie's Frozen Custard
602 South Valley Mills Drive
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locals recommend
THE best custard in town. All outdoor seating but it's all covered. Legit.
Located right off of Baylor's campus, and next door to Common Grounds coffee shop, this locally owned ice cream parlor is a great way to cool off and kill a few minutes just relaxing.
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Heritage Creamery
1125 S 8th St
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Located right off of Baylor's campus, and next door to Common Grounds coffee shop, this locally owned ice cream parlor is a great way to cool off and kill a few minutes just relaxing.
The antithesis of health! They have some great burgers and shakes.
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Health Camp
2601 Circle Road
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The antithesis of health! They have some great burgers and shakes.
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Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant
220 S 3rd St
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Hecho En Waco Mexican Cuisine
300 S 6th St
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Drinks & Nightlife
Craft cocktails and freshly brewed coffee is what the cool kids are into. Be a cool kid. Check Dichotomy out. Grab a refreshment and enjoy the view of downtown from their second story balcony.
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Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, LLC; serving coffee drinks & craft cocktails
508 Austin Avenue
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Craft cocktails and freshly brewed coffee is what the cool kids are into. Be a cool kid. Check Dichotomy out. Grab a refreshment and enjoy the view of downtown from their second story balcony.
wine shoppe
1800 Austin Ave
Nice, quite wine bar nestled on Austin Avenue right in the middle of Downtown. Very reasonable prices with an awesome happy hour.
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Klassy Glass Wine Bar
723 Austin Ave
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locals recommend
Nice, quite wine bar nestled on Austin Avenue right in the middle of Downtown. Very reasonable prices with an awesome happy hour.
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Cricket's Grill & Drafthouse
221 Mary Avenue
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Entertainment & Activities
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Waco Hippodrome Theatre
724 Austin Ave
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Bicycle World offers mountain bike rentals for Cameron Park trail riding. Additionally, it's sister company, BW Outdoors (located across the bock on the river under the Franklin Bridge), offers kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals on the Brazos River. http://visitbicycleworld.com/locations/waco
Bicycle World Waco
215 South University Parks Drive
Bicycle World offers mountain bike rentals for Cameron Park trail riding. Additionally, it's sister company, BW Outdoors (located across the bock on the river under the Franklin Bridge), offers kayak, canoe and paddle board rentals on the Brazos River. http://visitbicycleworld.com/locations/waco
Kayak, stand up paddle board and canoe rentals right off of the river downtown.
Waco Paddle Company
200 S University Parks Dr
Kayak, stand up paddle board and canoe rentals right off of the river downtown.
Shopping
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Spice Village
213 Mary Avenue
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The address for the new Magnolia Silos location is: 601 Webster, and is located right off the downtown stretch. Not much description is needed here, unless you've been living under a rock. So for you rock dwellers: Magnolia is a locally based company made famous by co-founders Chip and Joanna Gaines, of HGTV's hit show "Fixer Upper", and offers artisan and craft shopping, eclectic food truck offerings and picnic areas, local bands (at times), a play area for adults and kids alike, a garden store and soon, a bakery.
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Magnolia
601 Webster Avenue
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locals recommend
The address for the new Magnolia Silos location is: 601 Webster, and is located right off the downtown stretch. Not much description is needed here, unless you've been living under a rock. So for you rock dwellers: Magnolia is a locally based company made famous by co-founders Chip and Joanna Gaines, of HGTV's hit show "Fixer Upper", and offers artisan and craft shopping, eclectic food truck offerings and picnic areas, local bands (at times), a play area for adults and kids alike, a garden store and soon, a bakery.
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The Findery
501 S 8th St
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Harp Design Co.
808 N 15th St
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Excellent local specialty running store.
Waco Running Company
700 Franklin Ave
Excellent local specialty running store.
Arts & Culture
Baylor just so happens to be the best university in the world. How fortunate for you to be so close to it! Do yourself a favor and visit the campus if you haven't had the pleasure of doing so before. It's a great walking campus with beautiful architecture and landscaping.
Bill Daniel Student Center
1311 S 5th St
Baylor just so happens to be the best university in the world. How fortunate for you to be so close to it! Do yourself a favor and visit the campus if you haven't had the pleasure of doing so before. It's a great walking campus with beautiful architecture and landscaping.
Waco is the home of Dr Pepper. Get schooled on the history of Texas' favorite soft drink and end your museum visit with a Dr Pepper float!
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Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute
300 South 5th Street
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Waco is the home of Dr Pepper. Get schooled on the history of Texas' favorite soft drink and end your museum visit with a Dr Pepper float!
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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum
100 Texas Ranger Trail
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Texas Sports Hall of Fame
1108 S University Parks Dr
Essentials
H-E-B plus!
1821 S Valley Mills Dr
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H-E-B
1301 Wooded Acres Dr
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locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter
4320 Franklin Ave