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Bates Nissan Proudly Serves Waco, TX
Nissan Dealer near Waco, TX
Here at Bates Nissan, we are thankful to be just a short hour’s drive away from Waco, TX,​ an area with an incredibly rich history that goes back for centuries.

With so many impressive tourist attractions, planning a Waco trip can be slightly overwhelming, so we’ve put together this short list of our favorite Waco locations to get you started.​ 

Cameron Park Zoo

Cameron Park Zoo - Waco, TX


This 52-acre zoo has been delighting animal-lovers since it was originally established all the way back in 1955, providing​ a wide assortment​ of animals both in the water and on the land. No matter how many zoos you’ve been to, there’s something new for everyone at the Cameron Park Zoo.

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Waco Mammoth National Monument - Waco, TX

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This location is more than just a museum; it’s also a​ paleontological site​ where the fossils of more than 20 mammoths and other mammals from the Pleistocene Epoch have been discovered. The site was only recently declared a national monument, for good reason.

Dr. Pepper Museum

Dr. Pepper Museum - Waco, TX


And if the Texas Rangers aren’t your thing, perhaps you’re a bigger fan of Dr. Pepper? The​ Dr. Pepper Museum​ is a nonprofit gallery that showcases the past and present of the popular soft drink – plus a stellar gift shop.

Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Waco or are merely passing through, consider heading our way, to Bates Nissan. If you’re looking for your new favorite car, we’d be more than happy to set you up.

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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum - Waco, TX

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The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is the state-designated official historical center of the​ famous Texas Rangers​ law enforcement agency that captures the hearts of many, no matter their age. This museum is absolutely packed with stories and details to fascinate

Magnolia Market - Waco, TX


Chip and Joanna Gaines are famous Waco residents, having achieved reknown for their HGTV show Fixer Upper. However, they don’t seem a whole lot like celebrities—more like just sincere and successful. It’s probably because, unlike most celebrities, these longtime Waco residents are incredibly down-to-earth. They also have real and tangible talents.
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Fixer Upper is filmed in Waco. In its third season, and is gaining more viewers all of the time. The premise is simple: Chip and his wife Joanna find a house that needs a little—or a lot—of work and they fix it up. Chip handles construction duties and Joanna designs the interior. It’s an effective formula. The show is fun and the couple seems real and sincere.
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The couple also owns a shop and market known as Magnolia Market. There, grain silos have been converted into a giant open market. Outside, you’ll find a host of food trucks offering diverse fare. Stroll around the garden at the northwest end of the lot. Outside, you can plays games like cornhole or throw around a football on the large and beautiful lawn. The Magnolia Market opened only recently but it has quickly become a Waco treasure.
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If you love what Chip and Joanna can do to a house, they offer the opportunity to experience their work firsthand. The Magnolia House was originally intended to be featured on the Fixer Upper but the couple decided to work their magic and turn it into a vacation home instead. Book it today!
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All you need to know about Chip and Joanna is that long after the camera is gone, they are still working hard. Only certain rooms of a house on their show are typically featured in the show, in the interest of speedy production, but the couple always sticks around to finish the entire house.​ 
Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Waco or are merely passing through, consider heading our way, to Bates Nissan. If you’re looking for your new favorite car, we’d be more than happy to set you up.

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