|Cameron Park Zoo rests on 52 acres adjacent to the Brazos River in Waco, Texas. Lush native vegetation surrounds splashing waterfalls, a picturesque lake and ponds. And in the midst of all this beauty, visitors see that the wild ones not only survive in their natural habitat, they flourish.|
|Armstrong Browning Library, free and open to the public, is located on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. It is a 19th Century research center dedicated to the study of the lives and works of Victorian poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and houses the world’s largest collection of Browning material and other fine collections of rare books, manuscripts, and works of art.|
|Mayborn Museum Complex opened the Harry & Anna Jeanes Discovery Center in 2004 to bring together the resources of the Sue and Frank Mayborn Natural Science and Cultural History Museum Complex at Baylor University. The 143,000-square-foot building offers something for everyone. Within the Waco at the Crossroads of Texas Natural History Exhibits are three walk-in dioramas (Limestone Cave, Texas Forest, and Waco Mammoth Experience) and four exploration stations (Geology, Paleontology, Natural History, and Archaeology). The 13 wood frame buildings that make up the 13 acre Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village is an outdoor exhibit giving visitors a view of life in Texas from the latter 19th Century into the early 20th Century. The 5,000-square-foot Anding Traveling Exhibit Area accommodates a wide range of traveling exhibitions.|
|Art Center Waco is housed in the historic, Mediterranean-style, William Cameron summer home. The studios overlook the Brazos River Valley, a beautiful natural setting conducive to creative learning and inspiration.|
|The Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute has attracted more than 1 million visitors since it opened in 1991. The museum is a non-profit organization that holds one of the finest collection of soft drink memorabilia in the world. It is also an educational institution dedicated to the teaching of the principles of the American system of free enterprise economics in the historic home of the nation’s oldest major soft drink, Dr Pepper.|
|Historic Waco House Tours are provided by Historic Waco Foundation. The mission of Historic Waco Foundation is to collect, maintain, preserve, publish and interpret the heritage and history of Waco, McLennan County and Texas. Five historic homes are open for tours. McCulloch House was given to HWF by the McCulloch heirs in the late 1970s, and restoration of the Greek Revival structure was completed in 1980. These museums date from 1858 to 1884.
|Texas Sports Hall of Fame recognizes athletes, coaches and administrators who have made “lasting fame and honor to Texas sports.” It was established in 1951 by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Texas became the first U.S. state to have a sports hall of fame. Home of more than 300 Texas legends, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame was moved to Waco in 1993. The museum also houses the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame and Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame expanded in 2010 to include a new banquet hall; the Health, Fitness and Education Center; and Texas’ preeminent college conference, the Southwest Conference. The Southwest Conference was a national power conference for most of the century until it broke up in 1996. The Southwest Conference exhibit displays the grand history of college athletics in Texas. The Texas Sports Hall of Fame is now truly representative of the athletic history in Texas as it sits at 35,000 square feet.
|Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to one of the most cherished symbols of the Lone Star State, a positive and enduring icon of Texas and America. The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas, is the state-designated official historical center of the famed Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. It consists of the Homer Garrison, Jr. museum gallery, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, the Texas Ranger Research Center and the Headquarters of Texas Rangers Company “F”. The City of Waco serves as the appointed trustee on behalf of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Legislature.|
|Waco Mammoth Site sits on more than 100 acres of wooded parkland along the Bosque River. Surrounded by oak, mesquite and cedar trees, the site offers an escape from the modern world and provides a glimpse into the lives of Columbian mammoths.
Bellmead City Hall
3015 Bellmead Drive
Bellmead TX 76705
Phone: (254) 799-2436
Fax: (254) 799-5969