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Company gives tourists a little taste of Waco

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

With more and more people coming to Waco, a group of friends decided to find a way to keep people in town.

David Ridley, co-founder of Waco Tours, invited his two friends Luke and Rachel Whyte over for dinner a few years ago to talk about the idea for a new business.

“A year or two ago before we started it, I saw all of these people coming and was like who's hosting them and showing them around?” Ridley said.

The three created Waco Tours. It started as a way to keep people in Waco for a longer period of time.

“The goal is to give them a little taste of Waco. And believe it or not we don't have enough time in two and a half hours,” Ridley said.

The tour is two and a half hours long and takes you on a tour of the city, sharing its history. It also stops by local shops, Baylor, Cameron Park, and drive through some other areas many people don't know much about.

The company started last year with one van.

“We would average maybe 30-40 people on a really good week,” Luke Whyte said.

The company has quickly grown, enough that they bought a new van last month.

“In the past two months, growth has skyrocketed to where we hosted 280 people this last week from all over the country,” Whyte said.

Whyte and Ridley said the experience on the tour is different than any other tour.

“There might be a little dancing going on,” Whyte said. “We're an authentic group of people that love to welcome people in and love to have a good time as well."

For information on the tours and how you can sign up, click here.

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