Marble Falls, Texas
Marble Falls is located on the banks of Lake Marble Falls and is only minutes from Lake LBJ. Other nearby lakes in the area include Inks Lake and Lake Buchanan. Things to do include boating, fishing, golf, hunting, camping, swimming, sightseeing and shopping. There's also waterfront restaurants. Additional restaurants include Chinese, Italian, barbecue, Mexican, a steak and seafood and a catfish restaurant.
Festivals in Marble Falls include the annual Plein Air Juried Exhibition for four days in the spring. Plein Air artists from across the nation will be working in various mediums to capture the outdoor sights and scenes of historic Marble Falls and the panoramic Texas Hill Country that surrounds it.
May events include the CASI Regional Chili Championship and the Mayfest and Carnival at Johnson Park. The Mayfest event includes a free concert, carnival, washer pitching, live music, and food vendors.
During the summer there's an adult soapbox derby race in June, a rodeo in July, and the Lakefest Drag Boat race in August.
In November, the Christmas Light-Up Parade runs down Main Street and celebrates the upcoming holiday spirit.
The Walkway of Lights occurs all December along the shores of Lake Marble Falls and showcases lighted sculptures of every kind, sparkling garland leading the way through the beautiful winter wonderland, and of course, photo opportunities.
For nature lovers, the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is just to the east of Marble Falls and is a place to hike and perhaps see the endangered Black-Capped Vireo and the Golden-cheeked Warbler along with an incredible variety of wildlife species.
For history lovers, the Falls on the Colorado Museum is located in the historic 1891 Granite School on the campus of Marble Falls Elementary School. It tells local history of Marble Falls and the surrounding communities.
For wine lovers, there is the Flat Creek Enoteca. They have an urban wine bar on Highway 281 on the south side of Marble Falls. They offer Texas made wines and a range of imported wines from Italy.
For ale lovers, there is the Save the World Brewing Company, a craft brewery specializing in artisanal Belgian style ales. Their taproom is open Friday and Saturday afternoons for tastings and tours.
There's also the Double Horn Brewing Company, a family-friendly restaurant and brewery.
Tutta Italiana is a small fine Italian imports store featuring furniture and home décor located at The Landing in downtown Marble Falls.
Old Oak Square features some of the Hill Country’s best shopping, dining and salon services situated under Marble Falls' legendary Old Oak tree on historic Main Street. Experience the quaint charm of their 100-plus-year-old building while shopping the unique shops there and dining at Houston’s Depot, a local favorite.
The Highland Arts Guild location on Main Street is a gallery that hosts art classes and special exhibits. Marta Stafford Fine Art on Main Street is a warm and inviting gallery in a 1930 former bank lobby.
There are numerous places to eat. One of them is the Blue Bonnet Cafe on Main Street. It has been named one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Texas by the Texas Highways Magazine.
For shopping, there of course is a WalMart SuperCenter on Highway 281 on the north side. Not to be outdone, H.E.B., which currently has a large store on FM 1431, will be completing a new much larger state-of-the-art store nearby.
Most folks, though, when they come to a Hill Country town, are looking for more boutique-style shops. Marble Falls has that, too. Try Pottery Ranch on 281 with its yard art, Mexican pottery, and metal art.
You could also try Accents Boutique on Avenue H for clothes, jewelry and gifts. It's All Goode on Main Street is a gift and speciality shop. Try their fudge and gourmet popcorn.
Fishing is a big part of Marble Falls. Lake Marble Falls has largemouth bass, catfish and sunfish. Public boat ramps are available at Johnson and Lakeside parks, located west of the US 281 bridge on the north side of the lake.