If you’re a Chip and Joanna Gaines fan (currently, of the Magnolia Network, and formerly, of “Fixer Upper”) and you’re visiting the state of Texas, the odds are high that Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, is on your must-see list.
Learn more about our magical day at Magnolia Market at the Silos from Dallas, as well as tips on exploring the market with your family!
Joanna Gaines and Magnolia Market
First and foremost, you must know, that as an interior design enthusiast, I have been looking forward to the day that I could visit Magnolia Market for the longest time. I love Joanna’s style, and how she effortlessly blends classical accents, contemporary details, and minimalist décor. I own many of her books and many more of her products and am inspired by how she designs with intention each day.
That being said, Magnolia Market at the Silos is an extension of Joanna’s style and vision, and although it may seem like nothing more than a shopping complex to some, to me, it felt like a magical place where I could genuinely find inspiration and a renewed vision for our home.
The Best Ways to Explore Magnolia Market With Your Family
After reading countless recommendations from other parents with young children, and then experiencing Magnolia Market for myself, I’ve compiled the following suggestions to help you explore the Silos with your family:
- Arrive early on a weekday. Crowds grow so fast! Even on the Monday that we visited Magnolia Market, crowds had doubled within the first hour that we arrived (at opening time). Texas can also get hot fast, and the humidity adds to the temperature as well, so it’s best to get there early (especially in the summer).
- Prioritize which shops you’re planning on visiting first. As aforementioned, crowds grow quickly, so we made a list of our top three restaurants/shops we wanted to visit first: Silos Baking Co. for Joanna’s famous cupcakes, Magnolia Press for a cup of coffee for Dad and Mom, and Magnolia Home for inspiration, and then visited the other shops as we could.
- Plan enough time to take a break, eat, and play. There is so much to do and see here, and in addition to the Magnolia restaurants, there are food trucks on the premises, as well as countless games and spaces for children. Though it was a hot and humid Waco day, we still made the most of it, and the kids loved being able to play checkers and giant Jenga blocks, kick balls, run around the grounds, and more.
- Ship your items from the store and/or shop online. I quickly found that our rental SUV, which was already holding a family of four and a dog, wouldn’t fit everything I wanted to take back home from Magnolia Market. Thankfully, you can ship your items from the shops to your home, and almost everything you can purchase there, you can also find online, in case you missed something.
I hope these tips help your family on your trip to Magnolia Market in Waco! It’s truly an exciting and fun place for the whole family, and I can’t wait to visit again someday.