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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Other Area Attractions:
Art and Wine
1752 Bee Creek Rd.
Spicewood, TX 78669
A unique pocket in the Texas Hill Country showcasing art studios, galleries, and award winning vineyards.
Bella Vista Ranch
3101 Mt. Sharp Road
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.
Open May 30 – September 1
Friday and Saturday 10-8
July 4th and Labor Day 10-8
Kids under 3 are FREE
Children 3-12 $2.50
Seniors 60+ $2.50
Season Pass $10.00
*No lifeguard on duty*
Bent Tree Gallery
Bent Tree Gallery is located in the back of Wimberley’s main square, the “Garden Gates Shopping Area”.
100 Flite Acres Road at 3237
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)
Veteran’s Park on Jacob’s Well Road
Every Friday night, starts at 7pm. Come to the meeting hall at Oldham-Cummings Post 6441.
1101 FM 2325
Visit an outdoor amphitheater for seasonal events and outdoor plays. See their website for information about event schedules.
Devil’s Backbone Tavern
4041 FM 32, 4 miles west of The Junction
Open mic/song-writer’s night on Wednesdays and acoustic performances on Fridays.
Tasting Room Telephone: (512) 858-9667
4001 Elder Hill Road (County Road 170)
Driftwood, TX 78619
See website for information on hours and directions.
Environmental Education at John Knox Ranch
Environmental learning for schools and educational organizations. If your school or group would like to participate, please contact Chris Holmes, Texas Master Naturalist.
Quicksand @ Woodcreek Country Club
1 Pro Ln
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.
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.
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
3633 River Road
Come see a magical outdoor setting on the Blanco River for corporate events, private parties, or weddings.
Pioneer Town, Texas
333 Wayside Dr.
A historic recreation of an 1890’s Old West village.
Rough Creek Lavender Fields
401 Burnet Ranch Road
Wimberley, Texas 78676
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
6469 RR12, between Wimberley and San Marcos
Gallery open daily, 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Glass blowing demonstrations should not be missed- every day except Tuesday. Call for times.
450 Old Kyle Road
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 away – Canyon 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 away – Natural 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
- Full Day Trips – San 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.