The Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a list and map of many of the businesses, sights, and attractions of Waco mentioned on the show “Fixer Upper” or “Fixer Upper: Welcome Home.” The complete list can be found here: Click to see the Full Magnolia Trail Self-Guided Tour.
For those who just want the highlights, here’s a short list of the must-sees:
Magnolia Market at the Silos
601 Webster Ave
Hours: 9am – 6pm, Monday through Saturday; bakery open 7:30 am – 6pm same days
Magnolia Silos is a two-block complex located just four blocks from I-35. Shop Magnolia Market, Magnolia Home, and six specialty shops, play free lawn games, and take plenty of photos. Baked goods are available at Silos Baking Co. and garden items can be purchased at Magnolia Seed + Supply. For lunch, gourmet food trucks are located on the premises. Stop by Magnolia Press for coffee and baked goods.
323 S. Madison Ave (McGregor)
This lovely vacation home, owned by the Gaineses, is available to rent.
The Little Shop on Bosque – the original Magnolia Market
3801 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710
Some great deals on discontinued merch can be found here.
3300 Austin Ave, Waco
The Cottonland Castle is a century-old stone mansion located on Austin Avenue in Waco. Its renovation by Chip and Joanna Gaines was filmed, and shown over 8 episodes of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home in Fall 2022.
The Fort House
503 S 4th St, Waco
This 19th century home was formerly a house museum owned by Historic Waco. It is now owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Stay with Magnolia
Book a stay at the Magnolia House, Carriage House, Hillcrest Estate, or Hillcrest Cottage, all owned by the Gaineses.
People from the Show
Former Owner of Harp Design Co. and Showroom
808 N. 15th St, Waco (254) 230-2054
Open Monday-Saturday 10am -5pm
Jimmy Don Holmes
Owner of JDH Iron Designs
407 S. 8th St, Waco (254) 486-9150
Open Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm
Jimmy Don is often at his shop across 8th Street from the Silos complex.
David Ridley and Luke & Rachel Whyte
Owners of Waco Tours Mercantile
215 S University Parks Dr Suite #104, Waco (254) 300-8725
The Waco Tours Mercantile is the gathering place for tour guests. Book tours online at https://waco-tours.com. Owned by friends whose homes were both renovated on Fixer Upper.
Build your visit around one of the many events that Magnolia hosts each year. Here are a few of the key recurring events:
- Silobration – Magnolia’s annual homecoming celebration. With daytime music, a roller rink, concerts under the stars, and a curated collection of vendors. Last held October 27-29, 2022.
- Christmas at the Silos – The Magnolia grounds are decorated for the holidays. 2022 dates TBD.
- Spring at the Silos -a free event where the streets are closed down surrounding the Silos. Vendors and food trucks from all around the country make for a unique shopping experience.
- Silo District Marathon – last held April 22-24, 2022. This marathon was born out of a friendship between Chip and Gabe Grunewald, a professional runner and rare cancer fighter.
Collections of Shops
Joanna Gaines has found some of her home décor treasures at these fun and funky antique, vintage, and home décor hotspots! Many other shops dedicated to home décor, vintage and repurposed goods are located near the Silos; along Austin Avenue from 5th to 18th Streets; and LaSalle Avenue between University Parks and 25th Street. Download our app for a more complete list!
Cedar Chest Antique Mall (McGregor, TX) – 150+ shops
31707 US-84, McGregor (254) 840-2300
The Findery and Warehouse at the Findery
501 S 8th St and 910 Webster Ave, Waco (254) 235-1777
LaSalle Shoppes – 65+ shops
2223 La Salle Ave, Waco (254) 753-2059
Sironia – 36+ shops
1509 Austin Ave, Waco (254) 754-7467
Spice Village – 60+ shops
2nd & Franklin Ave, Waco (254) 757-0921
These restaurants and coffeehouses have been mentioned on the show. Find other great restaurants at https://wacoheartoftexas.com/dining/.
608 Dry Creek Rd, Waco (254) 754-9604
1123 S 8th St, Waco (254) 757-2957
Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits
508 Austin Ave, Waco (254) 214-1710
Jake’s Texas Tea House
613 Austin Ave, Waco (254)756-2522
2132 S Valley Mills Dr, Waco
1600 Speight Ave, Waco (254) 752-7591