Often associated with cult leader David Koresh, Waco has found new life as a tourist attraction thanks to the home renovation show. Of all the places in Texas tourists might want to visit, Waco has never been high on the list.
Tourists were more likely to stop in the tiny town of West, Texas, just north of Waco, for its famous kolaches. The couple has brought fresh attention to Waco through the show, and their real estate ventures have created downtown sites that are attracting not only Texans, but tourists from all over the country. TripAdvisor ranked Waco No. Under the shadow of two towering grain silos built in the s, Magnolia Market sprawls across two and a half acres and features a food truck park, lawn games, a supply and seed store, a bakery, antique shops, and more.
The Magnolia Table is now officially open! So thankful for the amazing team that helped get this restaurant up and running.
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And last month, they opened a new restaurant called Magnolia Table, located two miles south of the Silos. To say the market and redevelopment of downtown Waco is a hit would be an understatement.
Prior towhen the second season of Fixer Upper aired, Waco hosted few more than 25, visitors in any given month. Today, Waco regularly sees monthly tourism well north of , and in Marchwhen the city hosted big events like Spring at the Silos and the Texas Food Truck Showdown, more thanvisitors made the trek to Waco. Similar figures were expected for this past March.
Everything has been affected from A to Z. About 80 people died in the ensuing fire, including 20 children. And while Baylor is a reputable institution with many distinguished alumni, the university has attracted national attention for unseemly events tied to its athletics department, notably a murder on its basketball team in and rape allegations against its football players in Tourists now flock to Waco with such frequency that the city has had trouble housing all of them, especially when multiple events are happening at the same time.
Waco had the second-highest hotel occupancy rate in the state of Texas inbehind only Austin. Many tourists are turned away and have to stay in nearby Temple and Hillsboro.
With Fixer Upper ending after five seasons, the trick for Waco is now to keep the momentum going. They love Waco. They just love Waco.
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