Things to Do in Wimberley 2017-06-15T09:09:14+00:00

Things to Do

Wimberley is blessed with a location on the banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River surrounded by the Texas Hill Country. As a result, there are great outdoor activities nearby.

Shopping
Wimberley is full of unique shops that offer traditional and not-so-traditional art and wares. Although the primary shopping areas are clustered around the “Square” and “Olde Towne Plaza”, there are also shops sprinkled throughout other areas. The first Saturday of each month, April through December, Market Days draws visitors from around the state.

Theatre
Many rural towns had outdoor movie theaters years ago. Wimberley still has one. The Corral Theatre features first run movies every Friday and Saturday night from Memorial Day through Labor Day. You can even bring your own chair. Call 847-2513 for shows and times. If your taste runs to live action, try the EmilyAnn Theatre or Wimberley Players for year round events.

Site-Seeing
For those who just like to walk and see the sites, Wimberley is full of beautiful views and rich history. A pause at the bridge over Cypress Creek or, for the more vigorous, a walk up the steps to the top of Old Baldy are certainly worth the trip.

Hill Country Excursions: Hill Country Wine Tours
While staying in Wimberley, venture into the “Wine Country of Texas” – just outside your doorstep! If a scenic afternoon in the Hill Country sounds intriguing (without the hassle or safety issues of driving yourself), let Hill Country Excursions host your afternoon Texas Winery experience. It promises to be relaxing, fun, scenic … and full of fabulous Hill Country tastings!

Click here for more information on Hill Country Excursions: Hill Country Wine Tours and their upcoming events.

Additional Activities
Take a step back in time to an 1880’s Pioneer Town at the 7A Ranch Resort with plenty of activities for the whole family! Wimberley also offers many unique art galleries, including Wimberley Glass Works, with entertaining glass blowing demonstrations seven day a week. Take a leisurely stroll through a working vineyard and taste some fabulous Texas Hill Country wines at Driftwood Vineyards.

Tour a working olive orchard at the Bella Vista Ranch. Get your family photographs taken while cutting your own lavender at the Rough Creek Lavender Fields.

Camping – Swimming – Hiking
Many of the resorts and camps around town have Blanco River access, pools and hiking trails. Blue Hole, a Texas Treasure, has long been a destination in the Texas Hill Country for swimming, camping, and enjoying nature along spring-fed Cypress Creek, often being named one of Texas’ top ten swimming holes. Check here for
Hours of Operation and Prices.

Tube of San Marcos
The San Marcos River is one of the most loved family recreation areas for several reasons. The constant 72 degree water comes from the beautiful, natural Aquarena Springs and helps create the relaxing atmosphere and gorgeous scenery. The river creates an environment harmonizing nature and families.

For the whole family…
Take a dip in one of our cool, crystal clear rivers or streams at either 7A Ranch or the new Texas Historical Swimming Hole at the Cypress Falls Lodge.

Other Area Attractions:

Art and Wine
1752 Bee Creek Rd.
Spicewood, TX 78669
www.artandwine.org/
A unique pocket in the Texas Hill Country showcasing art studios, galleries, and award winning vineyards.

Bella Vista Ranch
512-847-6514
3101 Mt. Sharp Road
www.bvranch.com
Take a day to tour the only commercially producing olive grove and olive mill in the Hill Country. They have a winery, tasting room, and gift shop that offers gourmet foods, wines, oil, and jams.

Blue Hole
512-847-0025

Open May 30 – September 1
Sunday-Thursday 10-6
Friday and Saturday 10-8
July 4th and Labor Day 10-8

Kids under 3 are FREE
Children 3-12 $2.50
Adults $5.00
Seniors 60+ $2.50

Season Pass $10.00

*No lifeguard on duty*

Bent Tree Gallery
512-847-9438
benttreegallery.homestead.com/
Bent Tree Gallery is located in the back of Wimberley’s main square, the “Garden Gates Shopping Area”.

Corral Theatre
512-847-5994
100 Flite Acres Road at 3237
www.corraltheatre.com

The corral is a unique outdoor walk-in theater showing first-run movies that start at “Dark Thirty, PM”. Bring your own lawn chair or sit in theirs any Friday and Saturday, or Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Bingo! (at the VFW Hall)
512-847-5487
Veteran’s Park on Jacob’s Well Road
www.visitwimberley.com/vfw/index.shtml

Every Friday night, starts at 7pm. Come to the meeting hall at Oldham-Cummings Post 6441.

EmilyAnn Theatre
512-847-6969
1101 FM 2325
www.emilyann.org

Visit an outdoor amphitheater for seasonal events and outdoor plays. See their website for information about event schedules.

Devil’s Backbone Tavern
830-964-2544
4041 FM 32, 4 miles west of The Junction

Open mic/song-writer’s night on Wednesdays and acoustic performances on Fridays.

Driftwood Vineyards
Tasting Room Telephone: (512) 858-9667
4001 Elder Hill Road (County Road 170)
Driftwood, TX 78619
www.driftwoodvineyards.com

See website for information on hours and directions.

Environmental Education at John Knox Ranch
830-935-4568

Environmental learning for schools and educational organizations. If your school or group would like to participate, please contact Chris Holmes, Texas Master Naturalist.

Golf

Quicksand @ Woodcreek Country Club
1 Pro Ln
Wimberley, TX
(512) 847-9700
www.quicksandgolfcourse.com

Woodcreek has both a 9 hole (Dancing Indian) and 18 hole (Eagle Rock) public course. You can contact them for tee times at (800) 978-GOLF for Eagle Rock or (888) 55GOLFN for Dancing Indian.

Horseback Riding
belcantofarms.com
Bel Canto Farms is a premier equestrian training facility offering full-service horse boarding, training and lessons in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. Our disciplines are Hunter-Jumper and Dressage.

Market Days
FM 2325, about 2 miles from RR12
First Saturday of the month, April through December

Come for unique crafts, furniture, and much more in this outdoor market!

Old Glory Ranch
512-847-3646
3633 River Road
www.oldgloryranch.com

Come see a magical outdoor setting on the Blanco River for corporate events, private parties, or weddings.

Pioneer Town, Texas
512-847-3909
333 Wayside Dr.

A historic recreation of an 1890’s Old West village.

Rough Creek Lavender Fields
512-847-2888
401 Burnet Ranch Road
Wimberley, Texas 78676
www.roughcreeklavender.com

A working roping horse ranch and lavender fields, Rough Creek boasts to be the oldest and largest lavender farm in the Wimberley Valley.

Wimberley Glass Works
1-800-929-6686
6469 RR12, between Wimberley and San Marcos
www.wgw.com

Gallery open daily, 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Glass blowing demonstrations should not be missed- every day except Tuesday. Call for times.

Wimberley Players

512-847-1592
450 Old Kyle Road
www.wimberleyplayers.org

Live theatre right here in Wimberley. See website for plays and showings.

 

Wimberley’s central location makes it a good starting point for numerous nearby partial or full day outings:

  • 30 minutes awayCanyon Lake offers boating, swimming, sailing and skiing. San Marcos offers swimming and tubing
    on the San Marcos River and Aquarena Springs, the source of the river. Gruene is the mecca for white water rafting on the Guadalupe River.
    New Braunfels features the Guadalupe and Schlitterbahn, one of the premier water parks in the nation.
  • 60 minutes awayNatural Bridge Caverns is an underground fantasy formed 150 million years ago. Pedernales Falls
    offers swimming and a unique view of the Pedernales River. Austin offers a unique nightlife of live music found nowhere else in the
    country.
  • Full Day TripsSan Antonio has many attractions including Sea World and the River Walk.

Enchanted Rock, near Fredericksburg, is a must see while you’re in the Hill Country.