Tourist Attractions
In the Highland Lakes Area
of Central Texas


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

 

Photographing the fields of wildflowers in the spring.

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

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

Sampling wine and touring the wineries at the Lost Creek Vineyards near Sunrise Beach and 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.

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

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

Visit The Eagle Eye Observatory near Burnet.  Call 800-977-0081 or 512-756-8787.

Seeing the Annual Austin Road Riders' Hill Country Tour and Trade Show in Burnet on Memorial Day Weekend.   Hundreds of motorcyclists attend 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: The Bluebonnet CafeRusso's Texitally CafeStorms RestaurantCoopers Old Time Barbeque and Big John's Barbeque and Steak House.

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

Take the Llano Historic Walking Tour of 27 historic buildings in Llano and enjoy the historic Courthouse Square.

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.

Climbing 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.

Visit Rockhopper's Family Fun Center in Marble Falls for miniature golf and more games.

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 Handbook of Texas Online.

 

 

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