Located in heart of the Texas Hill Country, Marble Falls has everything you need to enjoy a weekend getaway. Everything from shopping, hiking, state parks, water sports, wineries, and more!
Marble Falls is located about 1 hour from Austin and 1.5 hours from San Antonio. This may be a small town, but you’ll find plenty of hill country adventures!
There are so many fun things to do in Marble Falls, making it the perfect weekend getaway.
Things to do in Marble Falls, TX
The town has plenty of charm where visitors can enjoy outdoor adventures, hiking to a waterfall, antique shopping, and staying in one of the many adorable cabins, glamping sites, and historic buildings scattered throughout the town.
Below you will find the ultimate list of the best things to do in Marble Falls, Texas.
Marble Falls Attractions
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
In my mind, no vacation is complete without a trip to a state park or nature center. This wildlife refuge is home to a large number of bird and animal species.
Guests can enjoy a day of hiking through forests, touring caves, and bird watching. Established in 1992, this national wildlife refuge focuses on protecting and preserving endangered species and wildlife.
This electric and historic live music venue is located in the heart of downtown Marble Falls. Check their website or Facebook for an upcoming list of concert and sports streaming.
Dan Pogue Sculpture Gallery
This gallery houses the sculptures created by Dan Pogue. The exhibits were purchased by churches and private collectors. Along with the sculptures, guests will also see various animal sculptures, public art, humane figures, and other art forms.
Dead Man’s Hole
This unusual tourist attraction is a must-see. The narrow cave reached a depth of 155 feet, but entering the cave is forbidden.
The cave is known as the dumping place for dead bodies during the civil war and believed that more than 20 bodies were buried in the cave.
Falls on the Colorado Museum of the Arts
Located inside a Granite schoolhouse dating back to 1891, is a fun place to learn about the development and history of the town.
The museum features collections of documents, photographs, and other artistic works from the area. It’s a great way to step back in time and see history come to life.
Hidden Falls Adventure Park
Adventure seekers come from all over to explore the 200 miles of ATV/UTV, Jeep, Motorcycle, and 4-wheeler trails. The park consists of over 2,500 acres and it is the largest off-road park in Texas.
The adventure park is home to Copperhead Creek Shooting Club, a shooting range that has multiple targets and gun rentals that range from pistols, shotguns, and rifles.
Pack a picnic or cook up some hamburgers on the grills scattered across the park and enjoy a meal only the shade of the beautiful oak trees.
The park has a public boat launch and visitors can also rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at the park.
In addition to fun on the water, the park has other amenities such as an amphitheater, softball fields, a dog park, a playground, and open-air pavilions.
Rent a paddleboard, diving gear, kayaks, or pontoon boat from the Jolly Rodgers Paddle Co. and enjoy a day out on the water.
They serve both Lakeside and Johnson Park on Lake Marble Falls. Reservations are highly recommended.
Lakeside Park & Beach
With its huge swimming pool, water activities, and sandy beach, this is the perfect place to spend a summer day.
Along with the swimming, guests can enjoy the pavilions, picnic area, barbecue pits, tennis courts, sand volleyball, and basketball court.
The calm lake water makes this the perfect destination for one of the largest drag boat racing in the country. During the second weekend in August visitors can watch the LakeFest Drag Boat Races.
Longhorn Cavern State Park
Enjoy a 1.5 hours walking tour of the cave. You will descend 130 feet below the surface and walk the 1.1-mile loop through the cavern.
It’s best to make reservations online because tours can sell out, especially during busy seasons/holidays. Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.
Once Again Antiques Doll
Antique collectors, kids, and those simply wanting to take a trip down memory lane will enjoy this shop.
They see a wide variety of some of the oldest dolls, comics, and toys from around the world. It’s a popular place for searching for hidden gems.
Shaffer Bend Recreation Area
If you are looking for a secluded camping getaway then look no further! The park has multiuser trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding as well as sandy beaches, scenic overlooks and gorgeous scenery of the Texas Hill Country.
Shop Historic Downtown Marble Falls
The historic down district is a vibrant area with so much going on. Unique shops like Choccolatte’s with its handmade chocolate, Fiesta Winery for wine & give Ms. Lollipops unique & funny finds to boutique clothing shops and more.
Sweet Berry Farm
This u-pick farm grows fresh strawberries, pumpkins, sunflowers, and tulips
The fall festival has an array of fun activities for the entire family. Everything from hayride, candy corn kid maze, barnyard maze, pumpkin painting, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, pick your flowers, barrel train, sand art, and pony rides. There will be a grill open on weekends where guests can dine on grilled corn, hot dogs, sandwiches, and cold drinks.
Turkey Bend Recreation Area
Located on Lake Travis, this recreational area encompasses 1,047 acres with prime camping and fishing spots.
With endless outdoor activities such as fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, guests can find something fun to keep them busy.
Westside Park Disc Golf Course
The 18 hole disc golf course is on 13 acres and is located on Backbone Creek. This is a fun outdoor activity that is FREE!
Along with the disc golf course, the park also has picnic tables, barbecue grills, water fountains, tetherballs, a children’s playground, and a dog park.
Wine Country Tour
With its beautiful scenery of rolling hills and lake views, a wine tour is a wonderful way to see the Hill Country. You can take the tour on your own or let Heart of Texas Wine Tour do the driving for you. They have a luxury Mercedes Euro Bus to take guests on the wine tour.
Where to eat in Marble Falls
Bear King Brewing Company
Open in 2018, this brewery offers a 5,500 sq ft. Family-friendly taproom and restaurant. Indoor seating for over 200, open-air beer garden with patio games and live music.
This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink & delicious food after a day at the lake.
Blue Bonnet Cafe
This cafe is a Texas staple. Opened in 1929 that serves up comfort food, delicious breakfast, and tasty pies.
During the breakfast rush, you may want to get there early to get a seat before all the regulars arrive.
Double Horn Brewing Company
This family-friendly restaurant serves up a refined casual cuisine along with Texas craft beer and wine.
Enjoy the Texas Hill Country and dine in the Biergarten with picnic tables & fresh air.
Numinous Coffee Roasts
Visiting a coffee shop in every town I visit is a must! This place serves up fresh coffee, delicious pastries, and a cozy vibe. The perfect place to grab a cup of Joe before heading out to explore the town.
Rae’s R Bar & Grill
This budget-friendly restaurant has some of the best-grilled food in Marble Falls.
It’s located downtown close to the shops and just a few minutes from the lake. They serve up comfort food with a twist. With its laid-back atmosphere, patio, and live music, this place is a good location to enjoy a relaxing meal.