Listen to the river and wait for the magic...
Waco Indians settled on the banks of the Brazos River in the late
1700's and believed these spring-fed waters held the magical protection
of the Indian spirit, Woman Having Powers in the Water. From this
peaceful tribe, we take our name, and our love of lore and legend.
Some 50 years later, entrepreneurs, cowboys, farmers and ranchers
began streaming into the area to seek their fortune. With the building
of the Suspension Bridge in 1870, settlers could finally cross the
mighty Brazos River without fearing for their lives, and Waco became
the gateway for settlers looking to move into new lands in South
and West Texas.
The bold result for Waco visitors includes not only colorful history
but today's panorama of parks, paths, courses and waterways claimed
and designed for the physical senses.
Let our rivers with their magical powers entice you to experience
our past and share in the soul of our city.
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Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 2570
Waco, Texas 76702-2570
Phone: (254) 750-8696 or