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A quick look at Waco

Courtesy Waco and the Heart of Texas

Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau

P.O. Box 2570
Waco, TX 76702-2570
800-321-9226 or 254-750-5810
254-750-5801 fax

What’s new: A $17.5 million redo and expansion of the Waco Convention Center wrapped up in July.  Construction has begun on Baylor University’s new riverfront football stadium in East Waco.

The 111-room Hotel Indigo recently opened near Baylor’s main entrance. The 195-room Hilton Waco completed an $18 million renovation last summer. Waco and its neighbors — Bellmead, McGregor and Hewitt — have teamed up in a regional marketing effort called Waco and the Heart of Texas.

Rooms: Waco has  a total of 3,525 hotel rooms, with 2,308 of those within the city limits.

Location: Waco is halfway between Dallas/Fort Worth and Austin, about 90 minutes from each. About 80 percent of the state is within a three-hour drive.

Getting there:
Interstate 35 skirts the city, linking it to Austin and Dallas. The Waco Regional Airport is 15 minutes from most parts of town and offers flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport aboard American Eagle.