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Waco, Texas

Those of you who like to shop will love Waco's Magnolia Market at the Silos, commonly called Magnolia Market, is a shopping complex that encompasses two city blocks in downtown Waco, Texas. It is marked by two 120’ high silos, built in 1950 as part of the Brazos Valley Cotton Oil Company. The grounds opened to the public in October, 2015.

In addition to shopping, you might like to explore the following sites:

Oakwood Cemetery
At Oakwood Cemetery, lives lived are remembered. Whether sculpted in marble or carved in granite, there are many ways to be remembered. For more than one hundred thirty-three years, this non-profit cemetery has become the final resting place for over 36,000 great individuals from Texas Governors, University Presidents, inventors, educators, athletes and veterans from as early as the Civil War through current wars.

Today, there are many available and extremely affordable spaces for sale in this 160 acre beautiful and peaceful cemetery filled with tree-lined streets. You will find some of the most dignified yet least expensive options from cremation inurnment in Oakwood’s Columbarium to burial spaces in all areas. www.oakwoodwaco.com
It has taken many years of dreaming and a full year of renovation and preparation to get Magnolia Table ready to serve you, and we are so excited that it’s finally time. Whether you come to share a meal with your friends and family, to pick something up to-go, or just to check the place out, we hope you’ll stop in. We can’t wait to host you. See you at the Table!

Magnolia Table - No trip to Waco would be complete without a meal at the Magnolia Table. Owned and operated by Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's series "Fixer Upper". Located on the famed Waco traffic circle at 2132 S. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, Texas. They serve breakfast and lunch only. Hours are Monday - Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. No reservations - first come, first served. Find out more at: magnoliatable.com
Magnolia Cafe
Magnolia Silos
Joanna's vision was that the garden would be a space where the family can explore together and learn the lessons of the garden. There's a wooden teepee to adventure under, beds filled with seasonal produce and flowers, and our garden shop, Magnolia Seed and Supply. 

The Magnolia Market at the Silos - Located just a 4 minute walk from the Hilton Hotel, 601 Webster, Waco, Texas. The brainchild of Chip and Joanna Gaines of the hit TV show "Fixer Upper". The Silos offers a little of something for everyone - shopping, games, a garden, and Bakery. The Market itself is designed and staged by Joann Gaines and set up with one goal in mind: to inspire you to own the space you are in. Find out more at: www.magnolia.com/silos

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is located on the banks of the Brazos River, proudly sponsored by the City of Waco and sanctioned by the State of Texas. We preserve the history and inspire appreciation of the Texas Rangers, a legendary symbol of Texas and the American West.

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum - located just a 3 minute drive from the Hotel. The Museum is located at 100 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, Texas 76706. The building sits on the banks of the Brazos River, sanctioned by the State of Texas. The Rangers fought for the Confederacy, as a unit in the War for Southern Independence known as "Terry's Texas Rangers". Find out more: https://www.texasranger.org/
Texas Ranger Museum
Baylor Library - State Archive
The Texas Collection is Baylor University's oldest special collections library and serves as the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials on the history, heritage and culture of Texas.

The Texas Collection located in the Archives of Baylor University - Houses several special collections, one of a kind manuscripts and other items that may assist in your genealogical research particularly ancestors from Texas. Located in the Carroll Library, 1429 S. 5th Street, Waco, Texas. Hours are Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Find out more: www.baylor.edu/lib/texas
Home of more than 300 Texas legends, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame was the idea of the sports editor at The Beaumont Enterprise. Thad Johnson spoke to the Texas Sportswriters Association during the 1949 Texas High School Coaches Association All Star Games in Beaumont about starting the Hall of Fame. The sports writers unanimously agreed with Johnson and in 1951 baseball great Tris Speaker was the inaugural inductee and Texas became the first state to honor its athletes with a hall of fame.

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame - located next door to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Sports Hall of Fame can be found at 1108 S. University Drive, Waco, Texas. Open Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This museum houses the legends of Texas Sports. Find out more at: www.tshof.org
Texas Sports Hall of Fame
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Standing as tall as 14 feet and weighing 20,000 pounds, Columbian mammoths roamed across what is present-day Texas thousands of years ago. Today, the fossil specimens represent the nation's first and only recorded evidence of a nursery herd of ice age Columbian mammoths.

Waco Mammoth National Monument - is a paleontological site and museum in Waco, Texas, where fossils of 24 Columbian mammoths and other mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch have been uncovered. Address: 6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco, TX 76708, Phone: (254) 750-7946. Open 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. See more at: https://www.nps.gov/waco/index.htm
The Museum’s mission is to educate and entertain the general public through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of objects relevant to the history of the soft drink industry, and through that example, the free enterprise economic system.

The Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute - is dedicated to being the finest museum in the world devoted to telling the story of the soft drink industry and to using this industry as a practical model of the free enterprise system.

Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute is Located at 300 South 5th Street, Waco, TX 76701. Phone number is 254-757-1025 and their hours of operation is Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday: Noon - 5:30 PM. www.drpeppermuseum.com/
Dr. Pepper Museum

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