Shopping in Waco, TX
Shopping in Waco, Texas can be a one-day splurge or a planned weekend excursion.
PHOTO CREDIT: Brian McCord
Shopping in Waco, Texas can be a one-day splurge or a planned weekend excursion. The area offers a mix of large retail stores and malls to small boutiques and specialty shops, providing shoppers a place to have fun, dine and enjoy everything Waco has to offer.
Central Texas Marketplace
Grab your walking shoes if you are planning to visit this 700,000-square-foot outdoor shopping mall located on West Loop 340. Central Texas Marketplace provides shoppers with a variety of large chain department stores such as Belk, Kohl's, Ross and many more, with small specialty stores scattered throughout the area.
Not far from Central Texas Marketplace is the Legends Crossing area. This mixed-use development sits on 250 acres including a 7-acre lake, walking trails, hotels, restaurants and nearby Hillcrest Health Systems.
Enjoy the scenery, walk the winding sidewalks and check out the number of stores that make up the Shoppes of Legends Crossing. Once complete, this will be a premier shopping destination for children and adults to enjoy a day out together.
On the West Side
If you're in the mood for a traditional indoor mall, Richland Mall has everything you need. This 720,000-square-foot venue houses more than 100 stores with its anchors including: Bealls, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears. Find stores for clothing, shoes, books, electronics, home furnishings and much more at Richland Mall, which has been in business since 1980.
Gift Shops and Museums
Waco has several culture offerings that give visitors a number of options for novelty shopping. Everything from Dr. Pepper memorabilia to belt buckles and collectible gems are available at any of the gift shops inside any of the Waco museums.
River Square Center
You won't find your everyday chain stores in this historic district; this center displays more than 20 distinct shops located on the second floor of the 100-year-old Waco Hardware building. The shops include a hair salon, antique stores, collectible shops, and clothing and accessory stores such as Blue Flamingo. The Spice Village mini district houses stores such as Lucky Lady and Splurge, allowing River Square to offer a perfect place for your browsing pleasure.
Elsewhere around town, shops on Austin Avenue, such as Austin Antiques; Tuesday Morning on Bosque Blvd., which specializes in upscale closeout merchandise; and The Market on Valley Mills Drive including Once Upon A Time, which features a full line of Boyd's Bears and Madame Alexander dolls, complete Waco's vast shopping options.
Belk, 2700 W. Loop 340
Kohl's, 2708 W. Loop 340
Ross Dress for Less, 2604 W. Loop 340
The Children's Place, 2500 W. Loop 340
Amelia's Fashion Exchange, 2452 W. Loop 340, Suite C
Old Navy, 2416 W. Loop 340
Richland Mall, 6001 West Waco Dr.
In River Square Center:
Blue Flamingo, 213 Mary Ave.
Spice Village, 213 Mary Ave. (2nd & Franklin)