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Magnolia Market at the Silos, commonly called Magnolia Market, is a shopping complex that encompasses two city blocks in downtown Waco, Texas. It is marked by two 120’ high silos, built in 1950 as part of the Brazos Valley Cotton Oil Company. The Brazos Valley Cotton Oil Mill Company closed in 1958, and the silos ceased to serve as storage in the 1990s. The grounds opened to the public in October, 2015. The complex is owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, TV personalities best known for HGTV's Fixer Upper TV series. The Gaineses completely transformed the Waco landmark, which helped to change the city as well as many surrounding areas.Use our Waco holiday builder app to arrange your visit to Magnolia Market Silos and other attractions in Waco.
The grounds include a 12,000 sq. ft. retail store located in the historic grain barn and office building, a food truck park with picnic tables, a garden store, bakery, and lawn area. Admission to the grounds is free except during special events.
In 2016, its first full year of operation, Magnolia Market reported an estimated 1.9 million visitors. Special events are held regularly at the complex, including Spring at the Silos (March), Silobration (October), and Christmas at the Silos. Events include concerts, vendor booths, and other activities.
In 2019, it was announced that Magnolia Market is undergoing a $10.4 million expansion. The expansion plans include adding new shops and public spaces to the two-block area anchored by the Silos. Attractions include a whiffle ball field, more shops, and gardens, as well as the relocation of the historic Waco Church to the 4.9-acre site. Magnolia Market Complex already draws an estimated 30,000 visitors per week.
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This was our daily stop on a baseball bus tour. It was trouble with a capital T. The whole place was put together well and very inviting from the bakery located on the corner, past the old silos into.... more
This was our daily stop on a baseball bus tour. It was trouble with a capital T. The whole place was put together well and very inviting from the bakery located on the corner, past the old silos into.... more »
Well no one loves chip and Joanne and the way she designs more then me,so my trip from NY to Waco was an exciting one! But when I got there, I was less then impressed by ANYTHING there! I couldn't...
Well no one loves chip and Joanne and the way she designs more then me,so my trip from NY to Waco was an exciting one! But when I got there, I was less then impressed by ANYTHING there! I couldn't... more »
The place is fantastic for all sorts of crowds, the location truly is gorgeous however my recommendation is to visit during the late afternoon or early evening when the scorching hot sun from Waco...
The place is fantastic for all sorts of crowds, the location truly is gorgeous however my recommendation is to visit during the late afternoon or early evening when the scorching hot sun from Waco... more »
Loved Magnolia Silos. Coffee shop was adorable and it was so fun and easy to get around. Staff members greeted us and were super friendly. Everything for sale was gorgeous. It was so nice to be able to walk around and see families enjoying themselves. There’s an amazing food truck court and even a baseball field. We loved stopping in at every boutique perfectly themed. I had been wanting to visit for a long time and I’m glad we did! Definitely worth the trip!
I love coming here, the vibe is so chic and natural! We seem to always visit when it’s blazing hot outside so we don’t stay too long, but even for the short amount of time we are here it’s so much fun! This most recent visit was my birthday so I had some extra dollars to buy something special in the Magnolia Market store. I bought Joanna’s second volume cook book (I already have the first), a huge measuring cup which could double as a mixing bowl, and a spatula! All the items were branded with “Magnolia” which I thought was a cute small touch. The gardens are grown up now, last time I was here they weren’t. So of course, we had to take pics in them! There’s a seating area in the shade and plenty of picnic tables to relax on. Since we have a newborn I didn’t want to stay it in the 100* heat too long though. The crowd wasn’t terrible at all. I noticed a tent set up to shade people waiting to eat inside the bakery and signs directing them. I am tempted to try the food another day when I can get there early enough. Wonderful visit as always!
This place is amazing! Joanna really outdone herself with the decor. Also, the overall business idea of this place is brilliant. I was under impression its just going to be a home decor & furniture store. However, this place has much more, there are so many cute park like seating areas, place for picnic, coffee, food trucks, play areas for kids, clothing & accessories stores plus Its all so nicely designed and decorated you don’t want to leave, even if you're done shopping for home decor. Very clever. :)
My husband and I visited from Wisconsin. My Sister-in Law from Dallas said that I would be underwhelmed. The outside has a nice relaxing atmosphere to it. I wasn't impressed at all with the shops. There was very little product, and the larger items were very overpriced. I saw a dining room set in the furniture store. I said to my husband these look like plastic chairs, and they are $350 each. He said they ARE plastic, and turned one over. It said made in Vietnam. I was under the assumption that all products were either made in Texas, or at least the USA. My Sister-in Law liked a normal size area rug, and it was priced at $1200. I think people just purchase this stuff to say they bought it at "Magnolia" I really don't see the big draw. We went down the road to a mall called Spice Village, which I liked way better. Chip and Joanna seem like nice people, but I think unfortunately $$$ has taken over verses "country charm."
The Magnolia Market is fun and peaceful. The kids can run around the grassy lawn and the food trucks were yummy! I do wish the stores had an area of items that aren't necessarily home decor stuff, but thats just because I was there on a mom/daughter trip and my little lady bug wanted a souvenir. She ended up with a coffee mug....🙄... and there might have been a better shopping area for what we needed, but with the crowds, we didn't want to trudge through it all. Still enjoyed the visit and the Strawberries and Cream cupcake is THE YUMMIEST.
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