Magnolia brought around 70,000 people to Waco for Spring Break, other attractions benefited

Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 13:21:35-04

We all know there was a lot of traffic in Waco during spring break, but now the city has released the numbers on how many people were actually in our area this past week.

The city of Waco said these are the events that happened on Saturday alone:

  • Professional Disc Golf Tournament Tour attracting about 300 pros
  • HOT AirShow at TSTC airport, crowd estimates 40,000
  • Illectric River Music Festival
  • NCAA Women's Regional Basketball Tournament
  • Baylor VS. West Virginia Baseball game
  • Texas High School Women's Powerlifting State Meet at the Extraco Events Center
  • T.A.A.F. Youth Basketball State Tournament that brought 83 teams to town to play at 9 different gyms
  • The first Waco Downtown Farmers Market at its new location across from the Courthouse

Magnolia estimated that they had about 30,000 people Monday through Wednesday – and that was before Spring at the Silos. During Spring at the Silos, they estimate 40,000 people traveled to the area for the three day event.

In total, that’s 70,000 people just at the Silos during the week.

The Cameron Park Zoo combined last week’s numbers with Waco’s spring break and said attendance was at 42,775.

Waco Transit said they transported 5,674 visitors from remote parking locations to the zoo.

The Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau said that by Thursday, all available rooms were sold out from Hillsboro through Waco.

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum said they had 6,208 visitors – up 32 percent from last year.

The Waco Mammoth National Monument had near 10,000 visitors – which is an impressive 78 percent higher than last year.

The Silo District Trolley carried close to 7,000 visitors, and a second trolley was required on three days to facilitate the larger number of riders.

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