This Italian Renaissance-style building holds the world's largest collection of works and memorabilia of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, plus bronze sculptures and Renaissance paintings. The 62 stained-glass windows in this 18th-century depict Browning themes. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. ...
The center features rotating exhibits of various media—paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, pottery and weaving—in a Mediterranean-style home with a courtyard. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Sat. and 1–5 p.m. Sun. Free. 1300 College Drive. 254/752-4371. www.artcenterwaco.org.
Animals and native vegetation flourish at this 52-acre natural habitat zoo near the Brazos River. Exhibits include the Asian Forest, the Flower Garden Reef aquarium, a bison herd, otters, black bears, jaguars, lions, elephants, white rhinos and giraffes. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. and 11 a.m.–5...
A fountain drink mixed in The Old Corner Drug Store in the 1880s was dubbed a "Waco" by early patrons—it later acquired the name Dr Pepper. The museum is housed in the original 1906 bottling plant, now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It features a restored operating soda fount...
This home, one of the state's finest antebellum Greek Revival style structures, was built in 1858–59. The detached kitchen is the repository of the Gov. Pat M. Neff kitchen collection. Gardens include acres of mature trees, flowers and a rare double gazebo. Hours vary—call to confirm schedule. To...
Cool off with high-speed water rides, a lazy river, and wave pool at this waterpark, which opened in 2012. Generally open Memorial Day–Labor Day, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. daily (and until 8 p.m. Fri.). Admission charge. 900 Lake Shore Drive. 254/892-0222 or 888/544-7550. www.hfalls.com/waco.
Gracious Southern mansions are open for tours 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Tue.–Fri. on a rotating basis: McCulloch House, 407 Columbus St. , Jan.–March; Fort House , 503 S. Fourth St. , April–June; East Terrace, 100 Mill St. , July–Sept. Earle-Napier-Kinnard House , 814 S. Fourth St. , Oct.–Dec. All house mus...
Explore the craft village and workshops on this 500-acre working farm, where craftsmen create handmade furniture, pottery and ironwork. Tour Heritage Farm, a self-sufficient homestead. Gift shop. Open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Free. Groups welcome. 254/754-9600. www.homesteadheritage.com.
Museum features exhibits by national and international artists and touring historical art shows. Permanent collection of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture and prints. Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tue.–Fri. and noon–5 p.m. Sat. Closed when classes are not in session. Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Cen...
Natural history exhibits include dioramas, including a Texas limestone cave, a Texas forest and the Waco Mammoth Experience, where visitors can walk on a glass floor over casts of skeletal remains of two mammoths found nearby. Also includes the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village and trave...
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