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Tourist Attractions
In the Highland Lakes Area
of Central Texas

Some of the tourists attractions other than
boating, fishing, swimming, and golf are:


Jet Ski Rentals

Escape Haus is a live-action Escape the Room Game in New Braunfels, Texas. You'll have 60 min to solve the clues and awaken your inner Sherlock. Are you up for the challenge? Click here to learn more at

Photographing the fields of wildflowers in the spring.

Visit the Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center.

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

Eating at various Fish Frys, Barbecues and Steak Dinners put on by organizations in the area.

  • 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:
  • The Blue Lake Golf Course is a 9 hole course at 2,336 yards with a par of 32.  The golf course is open to the public.  It is on the south side of Lake LBJ and has views of the lake.  Located off Hwy 71 at 214 West Bluebonnet Road in Blue Lake which is now part of Horseshoe Bay.
    Call 830-598-5524 for more information.
  • The Escondido Golf Courseis an 18 hole course at 7,168 yards with a par of 71.  It is a private golf course on the south side of Lake LBJ in Horseshoe Bay.  Call 877-598-6311 for more information.
  • Texas LandmarkHorseshoe Bay Resort has 3 Robert Trent Jones, Sr. designed golf courses (Slickrock, Applerock and Ram Rock), which are private for resort members and their guests, and to guests of the Horseshoe Bay Resort Marriott only.  To make reservations at the Marriott, click here
  • The Legends Golf Course is an 18 hole course at 7,260 yards with a par of 72.  The course is open to the general public.  The course is located off of Hwy 2342 on the southeast side of Lake LBJ.  Call 325-388-8888 for more information.
  • Texas LandmarkTaking the Hill Country Flyer train ride round trip from Cedar Park to Burnet and back.

    Sampling wine and touring the winer at the Fall Creek Vinyards in Tow.

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

    Birdwatching throughout the Highland Lakes and seeing the bald eagles in the winter.

    Wildlife watching and photography.

    Denny Ranch 2 is a nature preserve 12 minutes northeast of Burnet and 55 minutes northwest of Austin.

    Playing golf at the local golf courses.

    Watching the fireworks on the July 4th in Kingsland.

    Going to Arts & Craft shows and sales in Kingsland and Marble Falls

    Taking a tour of Longhorn Caverns near Lake LBJ.

    Enjoy the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlfie Refuge near Marlbe Falls.   They have over 5 miles of hiking trails and provide guided tours and hikes and educational programs for groups.  It is a great place to see the Golden Cheek Warbler and the Black Capped Vireo.

    Take a ride from Cedar Park to Burnet and back on the Hill Country Flyer train.

    Taking a tour of President Lyndon B. Johnson's boyhood home and ranch in Johnson City.

    Hill Country Science Mill - Johnson City
    The Hill Country Science Mill 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 students' understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives.

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

    Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, clothing, antiques and jewelry in the local towns.

    Take a boat tour up the Colorado River from Lake Buchanan on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise.

    Visit the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 905 Third Street in Marble Falls.  Call 830-798-2157.

    Have a picnic at 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.  Click Here

    Visit the Helotes MarketPlace the first Saturday of every month.

    Visit Inks Lake State Park

    Tour Longhorn Cavern where the temperature is 68 degrees year-round.

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

    Visit the Hill Country Wildlife Museum on the square in Llano.  Call 325-247-2568.

    Texas LandmarkClimbing Enchanted Rock 22 miles south of Llano on Ranch Road 965.  Call 325-247-3903.

    Visit the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory in Austin - open to visitors 7 days a week from dawn to dark.  Free monthly birding fieldtrips take place on the third Saturday of each month.

    Tour the Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery 12 miles west of Burnet.  Call 512-793-2474.

    Taking scenic drives through the hills and around the 4 lakes in the area.

    Wading in the Llano River, sunbathing and playing in the sand at The Slab in Kingsland.

    Seeing the Christmas Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls throughout December of each year.

    Visiting the Fort Croghan Museum, located next to the Burnet Chamber of Commerce on Highway 29 about 1 mile west of Highway 281.  Call 512-756-8281.

    Visiting the Highland Lakes CAF Air Museum - Headquarters for Commerative Air Force Hill Country Squadron.  Call 512-756-2226 for more information.

    For information on Art Galleries - Click Here.

    For information on Museums - Click Here.

    For information on Antique Stores - Click Here.

    For information on Fishing and Boating from Texas Parks and Wildlife - Click Here.

    The Texas State Historical Association

    Texas LandmarkSeeing the Christmas Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls throughout December of each year.

    Texas Landmark=A must-see tourist attraction

    Be sure to visit our other Tourist Attraction websites's Tourist Attractions page for lots of great attractions throughout the state of Texas, the only state that was once its own country!'s Tourist Attractions page for over 50 great things to do in the Austin, Texas area

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