About Marble Falls

This town located in Texas is the perfect vacation for anyone! Experience Marble Falls’ stunning scenery and its deep history on your visit. When you're done exploring, make sure to get back to the vacation rental that you found on FlipKey!

About Marble Falls, Texas

Marble Falls' history dates back to 1887 when it was founded by Adam Rankin Johnson, a man who dreamed of turning Marble Falls into an industrial town. Following the construction of a railroad to Granite Mountain, the town grew and Johnson's dream was lived.

Marble Falls was the first town to have a woman mayor, Ophelia Crosby Harwood, who was appointed three years before women were even allowed to vote!

The name of Marble Falls came about because of the rock ledges that formed a waterfall, which was mistaken for marble! You won't be able to see the falls any more as they are now hidden beneath Lake Marble Falls.

Marble Falls is now a popular destination for tourists and it plays host to one of the United States’ largest drag boat races.

Enjoy home-style cooking at Blue Bonnet Cafe, and be sure to visit during "Pie Happy Hour"!

What to do

Marble Falls is the perfect location because of the lakes nearby that allow for boating, fishing, and camping. You'll also be able to go swimming at Krause Springs, a popular swimming hole.

Find out about the history of Marble Falls at The Falls on the Colorado Museum, where you'll be able to find historic photographs of the area.

Art lovers can enjoy features from local artists at Highland Arts Guild Gallery!

Enjoy a hike or picnic at Lakeside Park, which is also host to the Lakefest Drag Boat Races.

Why not rent a stand-paddle and go explore Lake Marble Falls? For something more adventurous, be sure to visit Hidden Falls Adventure Park which has trails for jeeps, dirt bikes and ATVs.

There's a quarry in Granite Mountain, and while you won't be able to enter (as it's still in operation), you’ll be able to see what's going on!

Top Marble Falls travel tips

You'll be able to access Marble Falls via Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

Thanks to the mild temperatures, no matter what time you visit, you'll be able to enjoy the outdoor activities. Make sure to pack sunscreen and good shoes for hiking!

 You'll be able to visit Marble Falls at any time, but be aware that the busiest months are during the summer!

This relaxed town is perfect for families, solo travelers or if you're visiting with friends! With plenty to do, you won’t be bored... even if you plan on just relaxing at Lakeside Park! Find your Marble Falls vacation rental on FlipKey.