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Texas Top 40 No. 3, Waco

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3For those unfamiliar with Waco, the little city in the heart of Texas might be tough to decipher.

Waco’s a nice family city with historic sites. We have everything a big city has, but in a family setting. Plus we are right in the middle of the major cities of Texas, which makes us a great point for daytrips.” —JANA STEWART, WACO

What to do in this Interstate 35 distribution hub known primarily for the world’s largest Baptist school? Quite a bit, actually, as anybody who’s taken time to explore Waco will attest. Waco fans spoke loudly and voluminously about their favorite local attractions: outdoor recreation among the hills and cliffs of Cameron Park along the Brazos River; the naturally beautiful Cameron Park Zoo; a lineup of tasty restaurants (especially barbecue); and the shiny new McLane Stadium, home to Baylor University’s resurgent football program. And then there are the museums, a diverse collection that’ll keep you engaged for days—the Dr Pepper Museum, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, the Waco Mammoth Site, and Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum and Armstrong Browning Library.
All this and a refreshing break from the traffic of Interstate 35.

For more information, call the Waco Convention Center, 800/922-6386.

From the November 2014 issue.

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