Guests who visit the Texas Sports Hall of Fame enjoy more than 35,000 square feet of legendary sports artifacts and famous memorabilia from more than 300 Lone Star State athletes. Nominated by fans and confirmed by a board of professional sportswriters, the inductees of the Hall of Fame span across a variety of sports and accomplishments, from heavyweight boxing champ George Foreman, legendary pitcher Nolan Ryan, and track and field gold medalist Mildred Didrikson Zaharias. Groups learn how to calculate sports statistics and about the importance of fitness during interactive tours, while events such as the Lone Star Tailgate invite adults to further the community over a shared sense of state pride and common obsessive-compulsive superstitions.
Situated along the banks of the Brazos River and down the road from the trails and paths of Cameron Park, Outdoor Waco connects the community to Waco's most exciting outdoor adventures. Whether they're selling a bike, repairing a flat, or renting out a tandem kayak, the knowledgeable staff members pride themselves in their fervent love for the outdoors and all the cool gear that comes with it. This same gear awaits within their showroom, waiting to outfit customers in search of bikes, watercraft, apparel, and equipment.
Running in heels is usually a hassle, but at the annual Stiletto Stampede, it’s a sport. There, women sprint 100 yards in their favorite stilettos, or even, as one past participant did, in chunky platforms with breast cancer awareness’s pink ribbon drawn on the heel. The event benefits breast cancer research and awareness. The Survivor Stampede, for example, is for breast cancer survivors, while the Boot Scoot is for racers in cowboy boots, rather than boots that have recently become self-aware.
In 1906 the Artesian Manufacturing and Bottling Company was created to distribute the smooth, bubbly taste known as Dr Pepper. Today, that building still stands and is dedicated to a similar mission: to teach the world about the history of the iconic soda, a vision realized by a few devoted enthusiasts. The building became the Dr Pepper Museum in 1989, then the Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute in 1997. Today, it is a tribute to the imagination and talent that fueled the soft drink's success throughout the years.