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THE ULTIMATE KIDS
GUIDE TO WACO, TEXAS

Headed to Waco with a car full of kids?

 

Waco is the perfect family-friendly place to visit, and with the help of this guide to Waco for kids, you are guaranteed to have a blast! From outdoor activities to places to eat, we have ya covered!

 

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Here is the ultimate guide to doing Waco with kids!

 

Where to stay:

 

Hotel Indigo Waco

Location: 211 Clay Ave, Waco, TX 76706

Social: @hotel.indigo.waco_baylor

 

Story House

Why we love it: Brand new vacation rental within steps of the Magnolia Market Silos, and all of Waco’s gems! Hosts 8 guests and has bunk beds for kids!

Follow on social:@storyhousewaco 

 

Outdoor activities for the kiddos!

 

Cameron Park Zoo 

Why we love it: A 52-acre natural habitat zoo located within Cameron Park is filled with lush native vegetation that surrounds splashing waterfalls, a picturesque lake, and ponds. They also have a family movie night! Check out our video on Instagram!

Location: 1701 N 4th St. Waco, TX 76707

Follow on social:@cpzoo

 

Waco Surf 

Why we love it: Outdoor recreation area with the infamous Wedge slides and the world's longest lazy river (allegedly)! Plus cabins to rent!

Location: 5347 Old Mexia Rd, Waco, TX 76705

Follow on social: @wacosurf_tx


 

Putt Putt Fun Center

Why we love it: An affordable, local, and fun venue for family entertainment.

Location: 1716 N 42nd St, Waco, TX 76710

Follow on social: @puttputtfuncenter

 

Waco lake rentals

Why we love it: The place for renting boats, jet skis, and water fun on Lake Waco.

Location: 4600 Skeet Eason Rd, Waco, TX 76708 

Follow on social:@wacolakerentals

 

Hawaiin Falls Waterpark

Why we love it: With five locations, season passes, and multiple ticket options, Hawaiian Falls is the perfect place to bring the family for a Summer of Awesome! Check out our video on Instagram!

Location: 900 Lake Shore Drive. Waco, TX 76708

Follow on social: @hawaiianfalls

 

Top Golf

Why we love it: Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.

Location: 2301 Creekview Drive, Waco, TX 76711

Follow on social: @topgolf

 

Indoor activities to beat the texas heat!

 

Skate Waco

Why we love it: Rollerskating fun for the whole family! They offer parties, events, and classes!

Location: 401 Town Oaks Dr. Waco, TX 76710

Follow on social: @skate_waco

 

Waco Escape rooms

Why we love it: Features rooms that are built around different themes and are designed to test your wits against challenging clues, perplexing puzzles, and maddening mysteries.

Location: 711 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701

Follow on social: @wacoescaperooms

 

Mayborn Museum
Why we love it: Natural science and cultural history museum. Including a discovery center that encourages hands-on learning for all ages as well as a Historic Village. Check out our video on Instagram!

Location: 1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX 76706

Follow on social: @maybornmuseum

 

Bowlero Lanes Bowling

Why we love it: A fun bowling alley with many lanes featuring casual grub & pitchers, leagues & party events.

Location: 4565 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710

Follow on social: @bowlerobowl

 

Dr. Pepper Museum

Why we love it: A gallery examining the history & memorabilia of soft drinks in a 1906 bottling plant.

Location: 300 S 5th St, Waco, TX 76701

Follow on social: @drpeppermuseum

 

Waco Mammoth Site

Why we love it: Paleontological site and museum with fossils of 24 Columbian mammoths and other mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch have been uncovered.

Location: 6220 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708

Follow on social: @wacomammothfoundation

 

Kid-friendly restaurants, where to eat!

 

Kim's Diner

Why we love it: Retro diner with 1950s decor & a menu of American classics like sandwiches & shakes.

Location: 2600 W Waco Dr, Waco, TX 76710
 

Health Camp

Why we love it: Classic roadside pit stop for burgers & hot dogs washed down with shakes, malts & frozen custard.

Location: 2601 Circle Rd, Waco, TX 76706

 

Dubl-R Old Fashioned Burgers

Why we love it: License plates line the walls of this tiny joint with a simple menu of burgers & classic sides.

Location: 1810 Herring Ave, Waco, TX 76708

 

Poppa Rollo's

Why we love it: A local, family-owned restaurant serving homemade pizza in a unique atmosphere, offering family-friendly arcades and shows, and the overall dining experience.

Location: 703 N Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76710

 

Double Dave's Pizza Works

Why we love it: Chain counter-serve pizzeria known for its Pepperoni Rolls & make-your-own pizzas.

Location: 160 N New Rd, Waco, TX 76710

Follow on social: @doubledaves

Sweet treats

Milk Bottle Cookies

Why we love it: Delicious loaded cookies with new flavors weekly right in downtown Waco. Check out our video on social!

Location: 218 S 11th St, Waco, TX 76701

Follow on social:@milkbottlecookies

 

Hey, Sugar!

Why we love it: The largest selection of nostalgic candy, sodas, Ice cream, and treats in Texas.

Location: 324 S 6th St, Waco, TX 76701

Follow on social: @heysugarcandystore

 

Katie's Custard

Why we love it: A one-of-a-kind frozen custard shop in Waco, Texas, featuring ice cream made fresh every hour.

Location: 602 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco, TX 76711

 

Make sure to tag us on social @moderntexaslivingwaco with all of your family adventures, we love to see them!

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