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 stained-glass windows depict Browning themes. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat....
The center features rotating exhibits of various mediapaintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, pottery and weavingin 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. www.artcenterwaco.org
A cable system allows water sports enthusiasts to go wakeboarding and kneeboarding without a boat. Instruction for beginners, equipment rentals, pro shop, pavilion and cabins are available. Hours vary by season; call ahead. Admission charge. 5347 Old Mexia Road. www.bsrcablepark.com
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, and white rhinos. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's...
The museum for this soda created in Waco is housed in the original 1906 bottling plant, now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It features a restored operating soda fountain, Dr Pepper memorabilia and interactive displays. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Last...
One of the state's finest antebellum Greek Revival style structures, it was built in 1858-59. Grounds include a detached kitchen, mature trees and a rare double gazebo. Hours vary, call to confirm schedule. Tours available by appointment 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and the first Sun. of each month....
Cool off with high-speed water rides, a lazy river, and wave pool at this waterpark. 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. 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.,AprilJune; East Terrace, 100 Mill St., JulySept.; Earle-Napier-Kinnard House,814 S. Fourth St.,Oct.Dec. All house museums are open...
Explore the 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. Groups welcome. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Free. . www.homesteadheritage.com
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