Please note: This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all stores in Waco & the Heart of Texas, but rather to give an idea of some of the major shopping locations in the area.
The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is a year-round riverside market, located at 400 South University Parks Drive. Look for the old Fire Tower, next door at the old RV park. The Market is open every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm, featuring local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150 miles of Waco. Past vendors have included 6J Ranch, Artisan Ovens, Baylor Campus Kitchens, Caprino Royale, Common Grounds, Cooper and Company Enterprises, Co-Town Crepes, Dairy Meadows Soap, Double B Poultry, Epps Family Farm, the Fungal Forest, Green Kitchen, Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition, JZJ Natural Beef, Lightsey Farms, Lita Riley, Mill-King Dairy, Richardson Farms, Round Rock Honey, Sergio Garcia, Smith & Smith Farms, the Texas Cheese House, Texas Native Pecan, TLC Farms, Vanderpool Gourmet Garlic and Gardens, World Hunger Relief, Inc., and Yellow Prairie Farms. For more information on Waco’s Downtown Farmers Market, click here.
Includes The Market Place (Bunny Run Creations, Kindler’s Gems, Courtyard Classic Antiques, more), Target, Hobby Shop, Once Upon a Time, many others. At Highway 6 and Bosque Blvd, you’ll find Craft Gallery and other stores. Magnolia Market (of Fixer Upper fame) is also located on Bosque Boulevard.
Art Center Waco
Offering Native American Turquoise jewelry, Art of Décor glassware, silver trays, serving sets, and picture frames, unique wood bowls and accessories, original art, art books and more.
Cameron Park Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo’s “Zootique” offers a wide selection of stuffed animals, puzzles, books, and games all zoo related. The Zootique also sells Arthur Court collectibles, framed Cameron Park Zoo animal photos, jewelry, t-shirts, hats, magnets, and wooden hand carved zoo animal walking sticks, walking canes, pens and letter openers. You will also find a selection of the very popular Zoobies and Baby Zoobies, Webkinz, and Ellie Pooh paper.
Dr Pepper Museum Store
Offering Dr Pepper logo items: wearables Caps and Hats, Collector’s Corner, Housewares, Nostalgia Signs and Prints, Office, Magnets, and Lapel Pins.
Offering handcrafted furniture and accessories plus hundreds of one-of-a-kind heirloom gift items–pottery, wrought iron, quilts, handmade brooms and baskets, mesquite shepherd’s lamps, wooden cutting boards and spoons, oil lamps, beeswax candles, natural soaps, needlework, original watercolors, cards, children’s storybooks and homesteading how-to’s as well as Brazos Valley Cheese, Homestead Farms specialty foods and Homestead Gristmill Baking Mixes.
Mayborn Museum Store
Offering toys and games, novelty items, gems and minerals, jewelry and books. Children will love the pick-your-own rocks assortment, as well as letting the store staff crack open a carefully chosen geode.
Texas Ranger Museum Store
Offering Prison-Industries Texas Ranger Regulation Service Belt Buckles, Master Hatters of Texas Regulation Texas Ranger Service Hats, 1880s Badge, Texas Ranger Badge Pillow, Texas Ranger Knives, Western Style Texas Ranger Rodeo Buckles, Plush Toys, Junior Texas Ranger® Membership, Cups, Mugs and Collector Glasses, Books, Ballcaps, Watches, America Remembers® Commemorative Firearms, Texas Bandanas, Candles, Backpacks, Posters, Pickle Jars, Texas Ranger Lapel Pins, Frames & Decorative Plaques, Jewelry by Blue Bayou®, Jewelry by Ruby, T-Shirts and Caps.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame Gift Shop
Offering Art, Balls, Books / Magazines, Clocks / Thermometers, Drinkware, Collectibles, Jewelry, Magnets, Toys, Pennants, Posters, Team Signs, Texas High School Football Hall of Fame magazines and books, Texas Sports Hall of Fame Logo Items, Trading Cards, and Videos.
Waco Tourist Information Center Gift Shop
Offering Texas Dirt Shirts, Waco & Texas t-shirts, caps, postcards, mugs, shot glasses, magnets, keychains, bumper stickers, jewelry, bluebonnet seeds, caps, flags,books about Waco & Texas, DVDs about the 1953 Waco Tornado, and other great souvenirs.
Explore the shops at The Strand on Main Street in downtown McGregor. The strand includes vendors offering women’s & children’s clothing, gift items, pottery, collectibles & crafts. Other shops include Tobacco Junction, Pastime Antiques, Hidden Talents Gifts & Antiques, and Cedar Chest Antique Mall.
Shop big box stores or mom & pop shops within minutes of each other in Bellmead. You’ll find home repair, computers, urban fashion and chic resale shops.
Just up the road from Central Texas Marketplace, in Hewitt, you’ll find craft shops, party supplies, and flower and gift shops mingled with hardware and gardening stores.
Visit downtown West to find treasures at the antique shops – and don’t forget to pop into one of the bakeries form some local pastries.