Waco is a great destination for a charter bus excursion.
A great way to start off your tour of Waco is at the Suspension Bridge. Foot-traffic only is allowed on this historic suspension bridge which spans the Brazos River. The bridge was the first to cross the river, making wagon and rail travel across this natural boundary possible, and was built beginning in 1866. The view is incredible and your charter bus group will find many photo worthy moments from atop this bridge.
You can't go wrong with horseback riding. Charter a stop at the C-Bar Stables. This is a great way to spend some leisurely time just enjoying the surrounding area of Waco and see it via horseback. The dense foliage and the various types of trees and the mild Winters make this a fun activity almost anytime of year.
Next, since your charter bus gang just saw horses, go see some more animals at the Cameron Park Zoo. This is a unique zoo complex as many species happily co-exist together in their natural habitats. Some featured exhibits your charter bus group will see include vultures with African lions, White Handed Gibbons, a herpetarium complete with some poisonous Texas residents such as the Rattlesnake, the Cottonmouth, and the Copperhead snakes, Sumatran tigers, giraffes and the co-inhabitants of their natural native region, elephants, lemurs, Texas barnyard animals in a petting zoo for the kids and kids are heart on your charter bus tour.
Dr Pepper Museum is an off the beaten path stop your charter bus group will enjoy. In 1885, a young pharmacist, Charles Alderton, concocted a soda fountain drink. The drink, originally known as a "Waco," was later given the enigmatic name "Dr Pepper;" a name that has retained its mystery, as the origin of this name has never been discovered. As the drink grew in popularity, it became the first major soft drink in America. This museum has some of the earliest labeling and bottled attempts, your charter bus group will find it interesting to see the evolution of the product from then til now.
Mayborn Museum Complex incorporates the former Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center, the Strecker Museum and the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village. These three facilities are combined into one fabulous learning excursion for your charter bus group. The Discovery Center has a lot of hands on science experiments and the Strecker Museum has a vast amount of artifacts from the natural science and history of the Waco area. The Historic Village gives your charter bus group a peek at what life was like in Waco at the turn of the century. The exhibits are all self guided, letting your charter bus group design their tour of these installations as they go along.
If golf is on your charter bus group's agenda, stop by Cottonwood Creek Golf Course and play a round at this 18-hole course. There is also a snack bar and grill for anyone in your charter bus group that wants to sit out the game and take in a little leisurely action in the clubhouse.
A couple of great places to eat in Waco are Bari's for some great Italian food and Ninfa's has fantastic Mexican fare. Try the hot pickled carrots as an appetizer and Mama Ninfa's has her own signature margarita called a "Ninfarita". Also, the Northwood Inn has down home American style food to fit every taste including classic chicken fried steak, fried chicken and rib eye steaks. No matter where you eat, be sure to order a Dr. Pepper.
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