Waco, located in central Texas, is more than a rest stop between Dallas and Austin. This thriving city boasts many attractions in its own right, from annual music festivals to fascinating museums and fine art exhibitions.
The Waco Symphony performs many concerts throughout the year, including their weekly Sunday Sounds concert series. At the end of each September, visitors can attend the annual Waco Cultural Arts Fest to experience live music, art shows and cultural events.
The theater scene in Waco is surprisingly active for the size of the city. The Waco Civic Theatre produces several annual plays and allows Waco's residents to experience quality community theater. Baylor University's theater department stages many student productions from the elite Baylor theatrical program. The Waco Children's Theatre provides an outlet for the area's youth, allowing budding actors to experience the thrill of performance.
Waco also has many fine arts museums. The Art Center of Waco doubles as a gallery and as a community arts center; residents can draw inspiration from the rotating exhibits and then move down to one of the studios to create their own art. Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art spotlights artists from around the country and also displays artwork from the university's art departments.
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