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5 Free Things to do in Marble Falls

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Marble Falls is so-named because it’s situated on the banks of Lake Marble Falls. Mistaken for marble, the falls developed on a shelf of limestone, a brownish color on the outside and a deep blue on the inside, which runs diagonally from northeast to southwest, across the river. The falls, after which the city gets its name, are now under water. They were covered after the damming of the Colorado River for the completion of the Max Starcke Dam in 1951. Every so often, when the lake is lowered by the Lower Colorado River Authority to complete repairs, the falls reappear. But there’s more to Marble Falls than meets the eye. Here are five free things to do in Marble Falls.

1. Fishing

5 Free Things to do in Marble Falls

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Enjoy time on the water, with lakeside access. Drop a line and watch your bobber float while you soak up the day.

2. Swimming

5 Free Things to do in Marble Falls

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It’s hard to be in or around an area with so much access to water and not want to dive right in!

3. Hiking

5 Free Things to do in Marble Falls

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The Texas Hill Country scenery in and around Marble Falls is something you could easily become “one with.”

4. Sightseeing

5 Free Things to do in Marble Falls

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Taking advantage of their local water features and surrounding nature, it’s a picturesque area for photo opportunities, wildlife sightings, and simply enjoying the views.

5. Window-Shopping

5 Free Things to do in Marble Falls

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Gifts and antique markets blend nicely with larger retailers for a window-shopping experience that won’t leave you disappointed.