11 Fun Things to Do in Marble Falls, TX

Located right along Lake Marble Falls and practically next door to Lake LBJ, Marble Falls is a favorite Texas getaway for visitors hoping to enjoy the water–but beyond the lakes, there are even more fun things to do in Marble Falls!

Here’s what to do in Marble Falls–and why you should plan a trip.

Best Things to Do in Marble Falls

Chow down on pie at the Blue Bonnet Cafe.

Since 1929, the unassuming Blue Bonnet Cafe has been serving up what are now some of the most famous pies in all of Texas (and for the record, we highly recommend the coconut cream).

In addition to its phenomenal pies, the Blue Bonnet Cafe also serves homestyle meals and keeps its breakfast menu available all day long.

Exterior of the Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls with the red sign visible on the corner. Visiting the Blue Bonnet Cafe is one of the best things to do in Marble Falls TX

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Stroll through Marble Falls’ historic downtown.

Marbles Falls’ downtown may be small, but it is lovely, with enough boutiques, restaurants, and shops to keep any traveler busy for an afternoon!

Be sure to check out the interesting Sculpture on Main pieces, which are installed as a way to bring public art to the space.

Boutiques in Marbles Falls downtown with a tree branch in the foreground

Relax at Lakeside Park.

Located right on the shores of Lake Marble Falls, Lakeside Park is a peaceful, family-friendly place to hang out, complete with a pool, plenty of wide-open green spaces, and even a makeshift sand beach!

Lake Marble Falls as seen from Lakeside Park, one of the most popular Marble Falls attractions

Pay a visit to the Falls on the Colorado Museum.

Dedicated to local history, the Falls on the Colorado Museum is housed in a 19th-century school building, and visiting is a fun way to engage with Marble Falls’ past!

The museum is free to visit, though donations are encouraged, and it is one of the best places to visit in Marble Falls.

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Visit Johnson Park.

This shady, beautiful park rests underneath beautiful oak trees, and is the perfect place to relax, take a break, and possibly have a picnic lunch (or even barbecue, there are grills on site) during your trip to Marble Falls.

Most importantly for the boat-lovers, there’s a boat launch at Johnson Park!

Water near the boat launch at Johnson Park in Marble Falls

Snap photos at the Bluebonnet House.

Located on the edge of town, the Bluebonnet House is more of a scenic spot than something to do, but it is one of the most popular photo spots in Marble Falls!

This abandoned farmhouse can’t be approached–the “no trespassing” signs on the fence make that abundantly clear–but it does make for a beautiful background when the bluebonnets are blooming in the field in front of the building!

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Check out one of the most unusual Marble Falls attractions at Dead Man’s Hole.

At 155 feet deep, it’s safe to say that the small, narrow cave opening at Dead Man’s Hole is a bit spooky–add in its history, and it’s even creepier.

Dead Man’s Hole is located just outside of Marble Falls and was infamous during the Civil War era and Reconstruction period for being the dumping ground for the bodies of those who got caught up in local altercations, including a judge.

Overall, it’s estimated that at least 17 bodies were tossed down the hole. 

Today, the hole has been sealed off, but the sight itself is still interesting enough to be worth a quick stop.

Plaque sharing history of Dead Man's Hole in Marble Falls with the entrance to the hole visible behind it

Visit Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.

This beautiful refuge is a great place to spot wildlife, including from both observation decks and from trails, and it boasts some truly amazing views of the Texas Hill Country along the way.

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Head over to Longhorn Cavern State Park.

Slowly carved by an ancient river, Longhorn Cavern is one of the most unique caves in Texas, with a distinctly different look than caverns like Sonora or Natural Bridge.

Take a guided tour of the cavern itself, and then consider exploring the state park further and hiking one of the trails!

Interior of a cave in Longhorn Cavern State Park, one of the best day trips from Austin Texas

Enjoy a day at Hidden Falls Adventure Park.

Spread across 2000 acres, Hidden Falls Adventure Park is a gigantic off-roading adventure park near Marble Falls, with trails for all skill levels.

Ever wanted to try out an ATV or dirt bike? Here’s your chance: rentals are available for those who don’t bring their own equipment, so anyone hoping to give off-roading a shot will have a chance to try here.

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Hit the lake!

Without a doubt, the most popular Marble Falls attractions of all are Lake Marble Falls and Lake LBJ, and heading out onto the water to boat, swim, or fish is one of the best things to do in Marble Falls!

Lake Marble Falls in Texas with a green lawn in the foreground

Where is Marble Falls?

Marble Falls is located in Burnet County, about an hour northwest of Austin or an hour and a half north of San Antonio.

You can visit Marble Falls as a day trip from either city.

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