While I was in the DFW area, I not only explored Dallas and Fort Worth, but I also decided to explore a couple of other destinations as well. I was SUPER excited about this particular day trip. It probably won’t be a place you would make a trip to all on its own, but it is fairly convenient from Dallas. Here is how to visit Magnolia Market on an easy day trip to Waco from Dallas!
*For the record, I was not driving
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of Waco, Texas. I was surprised to find out it had a population of around 134,000. I honestly thought it was much smaller!
Only a 1.5-hour drive from Dallas, it’s been especially on the rise lately because of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ popular show “Fixer Upper”. Unfortunately (in case you haven’t heard), the show’s last season premieres next month. However, the popularity of their store and bakery continues to rise.
Magnolia Market at the Silos
My friend Robin and I made the easy drive down Interstate 35 to discover what Waco had to offer. Okay, yes, we really went to see what all Magnolia Market at the Silos had to offer. First things that came into view were the silos themselves for obvious reasons. These were actually the second set of silos we saw that day because…
these were the first. Believe it or not, these mini silos are restrooms we stopped at on our way to Waco from Dallas! So creative and very fitting!
The grounds of Magnolia Market are absolutely gorgeous!
Beyond the play area complete with oversized bean bag chairs…
are food trucks that border the property. There are plenty of choices…
as well as cute picnic tables to enjoy your lunch!
Once inside the store, this welcome sign greeted us. It completely screamed Joanna’s style!
The first part of the store is a smaller area and where the registers are, but then it opens up into the Grain Barn. This was painted on the floor as you step into the Barn.
And my goodness is it huge!
It even features a corner for Chip! I can hear Chip now, “Holy smokes…I only get a corner?” 🙂
Say it with me now…”It’s DEMO DAY!!!” At least they did include his favorite time in his little corner. I will say it was a hard choice. Part of me wanted the t-shirt with Demo Day on it, but in the end, I walked away with the #shiplap t-shirt. After all, they were the ones to make shiplap famous!
On our way out, we went by the bakery with intentions of going in.
But, the line was out the door, around the corner and a little bit down the street. Unfortunately, we had to be back in Dallas at a certain time so we couldn’t wait in line. If you have plenty of time, jump in that line because I have heard those cupcakes are worth it!
Magnolia Market at the Silos is open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm and the Bakery is open Mon-Sat 7:30am-6pm. Both are closed on Sundays and are located at 601 Webster Avenue, Waco, Texas 76706
In N Out
On our way out, we picked up In N Out which is only a couple of blocks from Magnolia Market. If you have read any of my Los Angeles posts, you know I grab In N Out whenever I can. Considering they are only in five states, “whenever I can” doesn’t happen very often and is definitely a treat.
In N Out is open Sun-Thurs 10:30am-1:00 am and Fri-Sat 10:30am-1:30 am and is located at 801 South 4th Street, Waco, Texas 76706
While you are in Waco, drive around Baylor University, home of the Baylor Bears.
*Not driving here either
See McLane Stadium where those Bears play football in the fall.
McLane Stadium is located at 1001 South MLK Jr Boulevard, Waco, Texas 76704
You can even tour the Texas Sports Hall of Fame located at Baylor!
Texas Sports Hall of Fame is open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, closed on Sundays and located at 1108 South University Parks Drive, Waco, Texas 76706
It is a really beautiful campus! I don’t know about you, but I love to drive around college campuses. This is something my family has done since I was a kid!
Baylor University is located at 700 South University Parks Drive, Waco, Texas 76706
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If you are looking for or like to use guidebooks, the ones from Lonely Planet are awesome and super helpful. The one on the left is the current version and the one on the right is the new version which is on preorder and will be released in February 2018. Both will help you with Waco and Dallas!
Have you been to Waco? Have you toured Magnolia Market? Would love to hear your experience!
‘Til next time…