The city of Waco is near the center of Texas and the weather in this city is gorgeous every day of the year. Beautiful and sunny skies are only two of the things that makes Waco a special place to visit.

Here are 6 things that people need to see or do while they are visiting Waco:

1. Magnolia Market at the Silos

There is shopping, games, a garden, and a café at the Magnolia Market at the Silos and no one will be able to leave this area without feeling like they discovered something new about themselves. Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s show Fixer Upper created this space as a way to share their love of design and family with everyone.

2. Cameron Park Zoo

The Cameron Park Zoo is on 52 acres of land near the Brazos River and the animals are surrounded by lakes, ponds, and waterfalls. The zoo has more than 1,700 animals including orangutans, Sumatran tigers, and komodo dragons. The café and gift shop are popular destinations when people need a break from walking around the exhibits and almost everyone will purchase a souvenir that will remind them of their favorite animal.

3. Dr. Pepper Museum

Dr. Pepper was founded in Waco and there is now a museum that shares the history of the beverage. There are plenty of exhibits inside this museum, but the favorite amongst every guest is the soda fountain where people can get their own old fashioned Dr. Pepper float.

4. Lake Waco

The hot temperatures of Waco will entice many people to jump into the waters of Lake Waco at any time of the day or night. Anyone who is looking for something a little more adventurous than swimming may want to try some waterskiing, boating, or fishing.

5. Baylor University

Baylor University is a popular college and the grounds are magnificent. Inside the Mayborn Museum, people can look at paleontology, archeology, geology, history, and natural science exhibits. The best time to visit Baylor though is when there is a home football game inside McLane Stadium.

6. Waco’s Suspension Bridge

Waco’s Suspension Bridge was built in 1870 over the Brazos River as a way to cross the river. People can still walk over this bridge and will find that they will see many unique views from different points of the bridge.

Waco may be a smaller type of city, but the people are friendly and there is quite a bit to do and see. A person could spend two weeks or two months in Waco and never be bored.