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4 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Waxahachie, Texas

Updated July 15, 2022

Unusual Attractions in Waxahachie

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7 Sites of Small-Town History in Waxahachie, Texas

Waxahachie is a small Texas town that’s rich with history. Over thirty motion pictures have been filmed here, including the revolutionary Bonnie and Clyde and the Oscar-winning films Tender Mercies and Places in the Heart. It’s also been designated as the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas, a place where you can witness the flower’s glorious blooming—especially during the Crape Myrtle Festival and Driving Trail every July. Despite its size (population: 36,735), Waxahachie boasts a wide array of historical places to visit.

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Video: The Curious Case of the Ellis County Courthouse

This castle is not only a touchstone of historic architecture, but also contains a mysterious secret carved into its facade.
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