The Best Places To See in Waco

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Waco, Texas. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1701 North 4th Street, Waco, TX 76707

Since 1955

Zoo, Animals, Education Programs, Zoo Mobile, Animal Presentation, Behind The Scenes Tour, Outreach, Zoo Snooze, Zoo Camp, Storytime, Conservation, Field Trip, Self-Guided Tour, Birthday Parties, Group Trips, Cafe, Company Party, Family Reunion, Daytime Event, Graduations., After Hours Event, Wedding & Company Dinner

Military Discount Available - Free Admission Children 3 years old and under - The zoo features a diverse collection that includes over 1731 animals, representing 300 species from around the world

Price: Adults (13+) $10, Children 4-12 yrs $7, Senior Citizens (60+) $9

Mon - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cameron Park Zoo was the perfect place to have my wedding. Kristi, at Cameron Park Zoo, was absolutely amazing to work with and she made everything flow as smoothly as possible. The Gibbons Deck was gorgeously decorated with tulle, bows, flowers and decor. The weather was perfect and the lighting and scenery here is unprecedented to any other place around. There are ample areas to get pictures taken and we were able to take them in several spots of the zoo, one with an elephant behind us.

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6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive, Waco, TX 76708

Since 2015

National Monument, Paleontological Site and Museum, Parks, Recreational Programs, Community Events, Classes, Field Trips, Cooking Classes, Summer Camps, Special Events, Programs, Classrooms, Workshops, Special Events, Guided Tour, Gift Shop, Workshops, Educational Programs, Students, Teachers, Adult, Youth & Family Programs

Columbian mammoths lived 10,000 to 1 million years ago - The current theory is that approximately 68,000 years ago at least 19 mammoths from a nursery herd were trapped in a steep-sided channel during a flash flood and drowned - Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

My husband and I were in the area and saw that this place was nearby so we decided to check it out. It was definitely worth the price we paid. It was $4 per person for military. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything in a very engaging way. The building is actually built around the fossil dig sight so you can see fossils exactly in the place that they were found. This is definitely worth the trip. If you're in the area, stop by to check it out!

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100 Texas Ranger Trail, Waco, TX 76706

Since 1968

Museum, Armstrong Research Center, Educational Programs, Lesson Plans, Programs Scouts, Group Visit, Guest Speaker, Researching Historic Rangers, Medal of Valor, Dispatch Magazine, Oral History Program, E-Books, Lone Ranger Collection, Historic Texas Ranger Badges, Stores & Historic Highway Patrol Badges

Children Under 6 Free Admission - The collections hold more than 300,000 items - They commit 32 acres (130,000 m2) for a building site - It include rotating displays of the 2,500 historic firearms and accessories in the collections

Price: Adults $7.00, Children (6-12) $3.00, Seniors (60+) $6.00, Military (with ID) $6.00

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Totally loved this museum experience. Husband loves history and firearms collecting so this was definitely his wheelhouse. I enjoyed the collection of confederate currency, investigative tools from the era, one of the original slot machines and a confiscated still from prohibition. They allow photos so appreciated that we could capture some of the exhibits. Highly suggest the 45 minute free film that gives a great overview.

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