Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Waco Is Hot For Vacations Thanks To Chip & Joanna


They may currently be America's favorite couple. Chip and Joanna Gaines, the down-to-earth Waco pair revitalized the small Texas town known for little more than a tragic standoff in 1983.

In case you didn't know, vacations to Waco are a thing now. Currently in the middle of filming season five of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, the creative geniuses and their show's popularity have made it a tourist hot spot. According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, "Major attractions in Waco, led by Magnolia Market at the Silos, reported 1.9 million visits as of the end of November (2016), tripling the 660,000 reported in all of 2015."

So what is there to see in Waco? It turns out, a lot. Like the Tribune mentions, Fixer Upper enthusiasts are likely most interested in seeing Magnolia Market at the Silos. But there's also Harp Design Co., a business that is frequently featured on Fixer Upper, Baylor's campus, where both Chip and Joanna attended college. Plus the numerous "fixer upper" homes the couple has transformed.

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