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Highland Lakes Tourist Attractions You Donít Want to Miss

Boating, water skiing, tubing, fishing, swimming, golf - these are some of the top outdoor activities to enjoy in Highland Lakes, but the fun doesnít end there. Youíll find a variety of unique Highland Lakes attractions that give visitors an insider experience of what itís like living in Texas.

Top Tourist Attractions in Highland Lakes

Photographing the fields of wildflowers in the spring has been one of the top tourist attractions in Highland Lakes for decades.

Visit the Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center.

Going to the Bluebonnet Festival in Kingsland in April of each year. 

Many visitors also enjoy taking part in the various fish frys, barbecues and steak dinners put on by local organizations. Dining at famous restaurants in the area is another popular pastime. Highland Lakes locals and tourists frequent:

  • Dining at famous restaurants in the area like:
  •   Big John's Barbeque and Steak House.
  • Texas LandmarkThe Bluebonnet Cafe
  • Texas LandmarkCoopers Old Time Barbeque
  •   Russo's Texitally Cafe
  •   Storms Restaurant
  • Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina Meeting Facilities The Oasis
    The Sunset Capital of Texas

    Excellent music, great food with a breathtaking view overlooking the beautiful Hill Country and Lake Travis.

    The Oasis is a one-of-a-kind, full service wedding venue. We love to give complimentary tours, as there is nothing more special than helping soon-to-be-married people envision a ceremony.

Enjoy a Round of Golf at a Course Near the Highland Lakes

  • Enjoy a round of golf at:

  • The Blue Lake Golf Course is a 9-hole, 32 par course thatís open to the public. The course is notable for its great views of the lake. Youíll find Blue Lake Golf Course on the south side of Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay.

  • The Escondido Golf Courseis a private 18-hole course with a par of 71 strokes. The course is on the south side of Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay.

  • Texas LandmarkHorseshoe Bay Resorthas three golf courses designed Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (Slickrock, Applerock and Ram Rock). Theyíre private courses for resort members and their guests, and to guests of the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott. To make reservations at the Marriott, click here.

  • The Legends Golf Course is an 18-hole course with a par of 72 thatís open to the general public. The course is located off of Hwy 2342 on the southeast side of Lake LBJ.

  • Highland Lakes Tours and More

    Highland Lakes Tours

    Sampling wine and touring the winery at the Fall Creek Vinyards in nearby Tow, TX.

    Looking for Highland Lakes tours with a unique twist? Take a tour of Longhorn Caverns near Lake LBJ.

    Highland Lakes city tours also include historical landmarks. Take a tour of President Lyndon B. Johnson's boyhood home and ranch in Johnson City.

    Highland Lakes city tours donít get more nostalgic than the Hill Country Flyer train. You can take a ride on the train from Cedar Park to Burnet and back.

    Tour the Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery 12 miles west of Burnet.


    Join the Annual Austin Road Riders' Hill Country Tour and Trade Show in Burnet on Memorial Day Weekend. Hundreds of motorcyclists attend each year.

    One of the Highland Lakes tourist spots youíve got to check out during the holidays is the the Christmas Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls.

    Texas LandmarkTaking the Hill Country Flyer train ride round trip from Cedar Park to Burnet and back.

    Going to the Rodeos in Marble Falls, Burnet and Llano.


    Hill Country Science Mill - The Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City is a family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games and programs, the Science Mill expands kids' understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives.

    Visit the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 905 Third Street in Marble Falls.

    Visit the Hill Country Wildlife Museum on the square in Llano.

    Visit the Fort Croghan Museum located next to the Burnet Chamber of Commerce on Highway 29 about one mile west of Highway 281.

    Learn about flight at the Highland Lakes CAF Air Museum It's the headquarters for the Commemorative Air Force Hill Country Squadron.

    For more information on Highland Lakes museums - Click here.

    Outdoor Activities

    Have a picnic in one of the Highland Lakes parks.Our top picks are Lakeside Park or Johnson Park in Marble Falls, the Hamilton Creek Park in Burnet, the Llano River Park in Llano or The Slab in Kingsland.

    Enjoy the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlfie Refuge near Marlbe Falls.They have over five miles of hiking trails and provide guided tours, guided hikes and educational programs for groups. Itís a great place to see the Golden Cheek Warbler and the Black Capped Vireo.

    Birdwatching throughout the Highland Lakes is fantastic. Visitors can catch a glimpse of bald eagles in the winter.

    Wildlife watching and photography is abundant across the board. Deer lovers will be extremely pleased by the large population throughout the Highland Lakes.

    Watching the fireworks on the July 4th in Kingsland.

    Play golf at the local golf courses.

    Texas LandmarkClimb Enchanted Rock 22 miles south of Llano on Ranch Road 965. Itís one of the most popular Highland Lakes tourist spots.

    Visit the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory in Austin. The observatory is open to visitors seven days a week from dawn to dark. Free monthly birding field trips take place on the third Saturday of each month.

    Take a scenic drive through the hills and around the lakes in the area.

    Wade in the Llano River, then sunbathe and play in the sand at The Slab in Kingsland.

    For information on fishing and boating from Texas Parks and Wildlife - Click here.


    Visit the Helotes MarketPlace the first Saturday of every month for outdoor shopping.

    Enjoy a relaxing day at the arts & craft shows in Kingsland and Marble Falls.

    For information on Highland Lakes antique stores- Click here.

    Art and Music

    Visit the Llano Fine Arts Guild and Gallery at 503 Bessemer in Llano.  Call 325-247-4839.

    For information on Highland Lakes art galleries- Click here.

    Texas Landmark=A must-see tourist attraction

    Be Sure to Check Out Our Other Texas Tourist Attraction Websites

    Weíve got info on tourist attractions throughout the state of Texas. Make sure to stop by our other websites for additional details, maps, tips and more.



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