Waco Walking Tours offers fun walking tours of Waco, Texas, for visitors and people who live here and want to know more about their hometown. They are usually offered on the first Saturday of the month unless holidays cause us to reschedule.
These tours are a fundraiser for Act Locally Waco, a local non-profit that encourages people to enjoy Waco and get involved in building up the community. For more information about Act Locally Waco, please visit the website: www.actlocallywaco.org.
How do I register? – Registration is not required. If you want to let us know you are coming via the Facebook Event links on our “Upcoming Tours” page; we sure appreciate it. Or, just show up!
How much does it cost? – These walks are a fundraiser for Act Locally Waco, a non-profit in Waco, Texas, that works to make it easy for people to enjoy Waco and get involved in the community. The suggested donation is $20. You can donate when you arrive or we will “pass the hat” at the end of the walk. We can easily and gratefully accept cash or checks. We can accept credit cards if you are patient!
How long is it? – The walk is a little over a mile and takes 2-2.5 hours depending on how briskly the group is willing to march along.
What does it cover? – Waco has a fascinating history with elements of the Old South, the Wild West, tragedy, triumph… it’s really a terrific microcosm of American history. We can’t cover it all, but we’ll cram in as much as we can! (It’s even a little PG rated!) You’ll get the highlights (and low lights) of Waco’s fascinating past and also a good orientation of things to do, places to eat, etc. in the downtown Waco area. Specific sights include:
- McLennan County Courthouse
- ALICO Building
- City Hall
- Freedom Fountain
- Brazos River
- Waco Suspension Bridge …and others!
These walks a great introduction to Waco for visitors and folks who are new to town…even long-time Wacoans usually walk away with a little something new. Please join us!
Where do we meet up? – Tours depart from the parking lot of the McLennan County Courthouse (501 Washington Ave. Waco, TX — Corner of 6th and Washington Ave.)