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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Baylor University

One Bear Place #97263
Waco, TX 76798-7263
Phone: 254-710-6388     visit website

Waco, Texas is home to Baylor University and Tarleton State University – Waco, Dr. Pepper Museum, and Magnolia Market. Waco offers visitors a myriad of activities from mountain biking or hiking in Cameron Park, shopping downtown at the farmers or Magnolia Market. Stroll through our cultural and historic districts that extend from Austin Avenue through Elm Avenue and across the Brazos River. Waco is situated half way between Dallas / Fort Worth and Austin and offers easy travel via access to I-35.


Waco Regional Airport

Located at 7909 Karl May Drive in Waco, the Airport is located about 90 miles north of Austin, and 90 miles south of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The airport is critical to air travel for this region, offering great convenience for travelers to and from Central Texas.

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport GRK

Located along the I-35 corridor in Killeen TX 68 miles from Waco. It is an hour's drive from Austin, and less than three hours from Dallas and San Antonio. Numerous four-lane highways also make travel to/from Waco relatively easy.

Austin–Bergstrom International Airport

Located in Austin, Texas, United States (the capital of Texas), and serving the Greater Austin metropolitan area and is 111 miles from Waco.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Located between Dallas and Fort Worth and serves as an international hub for American Airlines. DFW is 112 miles from Waco.


Amtrak train station McGregor, TX has an enclosed waiting area, without Wi-Fi, with parking, with accessible platform and no wheelchair available. McGregoris located18 miles away from Waco.

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