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The Texas Collection

1429 S. 5th St., Waco, TX 76798
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Ranked #14 of 20 Attractions in Waco
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: Established in 1923, The Texas Collection is a special library, archival research center, and the University Archive that collects, preserves, and provides access to materials documenting the history, heritage and culture of Texas for the Baylor community and the public.

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Waco, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We really enjoyed the exhibit containing the money of the Texas Republic. I enjoy reading about Texas and found the information to be enlightening. I learned a lot about what the republic went through before it became a state.

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Waco, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are doing genealogical or historical research on any topic relating to Texas history, the Texas Collection is a "must" stop. The staff are very helpful and the extent of the collection is substantial. If the research relates to Texas Baptist history, this is THE place to do research. The Collection has archival restrictions--you must lock up everything but... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The Texas Collection houses so many things that it would be impossible to name them. They have everything from the sublime to the ridiculous but all if historical in someway. Many treasures are in this collection.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Family friendly, very interesting. I believe only open during the week so check first. Parking is not easy-park near Sid Richardson-in visitors lot.

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Waco, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Every Texan should visit this library. Actually, you need to plan several visits to take it all in. It is well maintained and a great collection

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Waco, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

The Texas Collection was once saved from fire by students at Baylor University. It features artwork and a ton of Texas history!

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