Unique Waco Tours
Waco has an incredible amount of history embedded in itself, and with so much to learn and discover, taking a specialized tour is a great way to get up close with all of the city's historical richness. Add to that the natural beauty of the Brazos River and other geographical attractions, and you have another reason to book a tour and let the guide do all the work while you sit back, relax and learn about this vibrant part of Central Texas.
Hop on board a true sternwheeler that makes daily treks along the Brazos River
. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way as your captain will prove to be a humorous but informative guide and will offer you lots of interesting information about the river and the surrounding areas. Also, the tour includes great music and a chance to get a refreshment on board, so settle in and travel back in time as you move forward along the Brazos River for a truly unforgettable afternoon of sights and sounds.
Address: 1620 North Lake Brazos Pkwy, Waco, TX - MAP
Phone: (254) 714-2933
If you ever wondered what it was like to live in a breathtaking Southern mansion, then you can step back in time at Historic Homes
in Waco, a group of four meticulously restored homes that harken back to a time when houses were this ornate and majestic. These sites include Fort House, East Terrace, McColloch House, and the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. Choose a guided or self-guided tour depending on availability, but either way, you will have a chance to peek at what life was like in one of these classic Texas mansions.
The Earle-Napier-Kinnard House
is another slice of what life was like in the 1800s. The land was purchased by John Bayliss Earle in 1858 and upon it he built a modest one story home where he and his family resided. In 1868 when Dr. John Smith Napier Sr. moved in, he had the financial resources to fortify the home and improve it into a classic Greek-revival-style home. The house was eventually renovated and expanded, and stands today as a symbol of what houses and day-to-day living were like back in 1868. Tours of the home and adjacent gardens are available.
Address: 814 S. 4th Street, Waco, TX - MAP
Phone: (254) 753-5166