Discover the history of the brave Texas Rangers, perfect for history buffs and visitors interested in learning about the Wild West! Learn about our state’s past when you stay at our hotel near the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. Meet active duty and retired members of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency and tour exhibits with carefully preserved artifacts.
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame’s mission is to inspire an appreciation of the history and public service of the Rangers, a legendary symbol of Texas. The interactive exhibits are great for all ages, whether you are interested in pop culture memorabilia or the political history of Texas.
The Col. Homer Garrison Jr. Gallery tells the story of the Rangers, stretching across three centuries. Rotating displays contain over two thousand historic firearms, Ranger badges, forensic displays, and items belonging to 1930’s gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
The Rangers were often the only law enforcement for hundreds of miles in the Wild West. The Texas Ranger Research Center holds more than 300,000 items within their collection, including:
More than 3,000 researchers use the Center to research ancestors or draw inspiration for movie scripts.
It’s a just a six-mile drive down the highway from our hotel near the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. Visit today to learn about the Wild West and gain a deeper appreciation for the brave Rangers that serve our nation!