Waco’s Magnolia Trail
Hometown of "Fixer Upper"
4 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall - Monday-Saturday
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Bring your group to Waco for a little Magnolia Market magnificence and some Fixer Upper fun! You’ll see the places Chip & Joanna Gaines have restored, take a look at their future projects, learn about the Texas Rangers and Dr Pepper – all while enjoying some great food.
U S Tours Flexible Pricing:
- Customizable Comps
- Commissionable or Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tours Managers are available
Whatever you want, U S Tours will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day 1 – Waco, TX
Arrive today in Waco, TX and enjoy a three-night stay at a local hotel. Dinner is included this evening at a local restaurant. (D)
**Coming in Fall 2023 is the Hotel 1928, a boutique hotel located downtown and owned by Chip & Joanna Gaines. The former Grand Karem Shrine Building is undergoing an extensive redevelopment by Chip & Joanna Gaines (who are also filming their latest show at the hotel). The completed hotel will have an 8,000-square-foot restaurant, 6,200-square-foot meeting space, and a 3,550-square-foot rooftop terrace.
Day 2 – Guided City Tour – Cottonland Castle – Dr. Pepper Museum – Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum
This morning, meet your local guide for a sightseeing tour of Waco. See Downtown Waco, the Waco Suspension Bridge which opened in 1870 and contains nearly 3 million bricks and often featured in the opening scenes of Fixer Upper, Baylor University the oldest continuously operating university in Texas, and more!
There are many options for group photos along the way like the Cattle Drive sculpture at the Suspension Bridge featuring a herd of thirty or so bronze cattle.
This tour also includes a photo stop at the Cottonland Castle recently remodeled by Chip & Joanna Gaines and featured on Fixer Upper: The Castle. Chip and Joanna took on their biggest fixer yet: the famous castle in Waco, Texas. They breathed new life into the historic landmark, while tackling its challenging infrastructure and preserving its original beauty.
After a break for lunch on own, visit the Dr. Pepper Museum. You will be greeted by A Dr Pepper Educator who will provide you with a brief introduction to Dr Pepper history. On this self-guided tour, learn the history & see the memorabilia of soft drinks in a 1906 bottling plant. Enjoy a cold, Dr. Pepper at the end of your visit.
Next, tour the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, a state-designated official historical center of the famed Texas Rangers law enforcement agency. The Texas Ranger is one of the most cherished symbols of the Lone Star State, a positive and enduring icon of Texas and America.
Dinner is included this evening at Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant. (B,D)
Day 3 – Fixer Upper Tour – JDH Design – Magnolia Market – George’s Dinner
After breakfast, get ready for the Amazing Fixer Upper Tour. This tour of Waco will include many of the homes, shops, and historical landmarks featured on the show as well as the Gaines’ upcoming projects in the area. Stops include JDH Iron Design. You may even get to go inside a home done on the show!
The afternoon is yours to explore Magnolia Market and the Silos owned by Chip & Joanna Gaines, hosts of Fixer Upper. Magnolia Market and its famous landmark silos occupy two city blocks in downtown Waco. Start with lunch on own at the ‘Siloteria’ – a collection of food trucks located here. Then take your time exploring the Market, play games on the lawn, or touring the garden. Magnolia Home, Silos Baking Co., and Shops at the Silos round out the complex.
Dinner is included this evening at George’s Restaurant, a Waco favorite. Serving Chicken Fried Steak and Big O Beer in a laid-back atmosphere to Central Texas since 1930! (B,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home
After breakfast, depart for home. (B)