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Explore Waco with SERVPRO

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Male throws a hatchet at a wooden target Construction Manager Justin, throws an ax at Stumpy's Hatchet House during a team building event for SERVPRO Greater Waco

With a mild Texas winter upon us, now is the best time to explore the greatness the city of Waco has to offer. Here are a few of our favorite down time spots to explore when we aren’t responding to water mitigation and fire emergencies.

  • Visit Magnolia Market in downtown Waco. A great spot to shop til’ you drop or stop by the food trucks and grab a bite to eat made famous by the HGTV series Fixer Upper featuring Chip and Joanna Gaines. Job File Coordinator Jenifer recommends the Alabama Sweet Tea Co., southern sweet tea served in a mason style jar. “It’s perfect to sip and stroll through downtown Waco and the Silo District and take a ride on the trolley”.
  • A fun historical fact, Waco is host to the Dr. Pepper Museum which is known as the home of the famous soft drink and opened officially in 1991. Take a tour and enjoy a free Dr. Pepper with paid admission. They even offer a VIP experience for the biggest Pepper fans.
  • Nothing is more Texas than Friday night lights football. Visit one of the various local high school football fields on a Friday night with stadiums that are sure to impress with enthusiastic fans and some of the top prospective college athletes. You may even catch a glance of SERVPRO Greater Waco employee on the field.
  • For the outdoors lover in your home, visit Waco Mammoth National Monument and explore the Bosque River and see where the first of 7 mammoths were found in 1978 along with the dig shelter where species discovered since 1990 still remain for further scientific study and public viewing.
  • To learn about the beginnings of Waco, check out the Waco Historical Foundation which offers historical home tours and education on the early beginnings of Waco.
  • Throw an ax at Stumpy’s Hatchet House. Bring your own food, drinks and game face for an evening of ax throwing.  Don’t know how to throw an ax? No problem, let staff at Stumpy’s train you before you hit the pits. Production Technician Ryan is our resident Stumpy’s sharp shooter and holiday party champion.
  • Go wild at the Cameron Park Zoo. Start off with the white handed Gibbons, relax in the Brazos River Country then move it, move it at Lemur Island.  It’s great for a simple day outing or go all out and reserve for a special event.
  • Crazy about queso? Visit the cheese cave at Brazos Valley Cheese. Yes, you read that right, A CHEESE CAVE. 6,000 cubic feet and space to store up to 2,000 wheels of cheese. While the inside is not open to the public you can salivate in your mask and look through the observation window. You can also learn how to make your own cheese board and shop for gourmet Texas made treats.
  • A little unknown is that Waco has a budding brewery community. Stop by one of several for a cold pint and a warm bite to satisfy even the pickiest of pallets. Check out Southern Roots Brewing Co, Bare Arms Brewing , Waco Ale Company or Brotherwell Brewing.  Construction Manager Justin and Production Technician Jared recommend Balcones Distilling Texas Single Malt Whiskey.
  • We can’t forget to recommend our franchise owner’s alma mater, Baylor University. Baylor offers one of the best undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation nestled on 1,000 acres with a student body of 16,000. They now offer a self-guided walking tour with the walking tour app. Sic em’ bears!

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