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Bluebonnet Alert: Iconic Marble Falls Location Experiencing Best Bloom in 5 Years

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All images by Jason Weingart and were photographed between April 1 and 5, 2017.

Looking for a great Texas bluebonnet photo opportunity? Stop by The Bluebonnet House on 4554 North US Highway 281 in Marble Falls. While this iconic Burnet County landmark had mediocre wildflowers over the last few years, the bluebonnet bloom around the mid-19th century, two-story limestone house is currently one of the best in Texas. The flowers look to be at peak bloom so you should try to get out there in the next week or so to catch it at its best.

The bluebonnets are thick and fill most of the property.
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The house has long been abandoned and is one of the most photographed structures in the state. It sits on private property and is surrounded by a fence with “no trespassing” signs, so stick to the roadside for your pictures. Crowds of photographers gather for sunrise and sunset, which are both photogenic at the location.

There are many different views along the fenceline. THC172

You are able to park safely on the shoulder as the turning lane is no longer in use due to construction occurring in the adjacent lot. Just use caution as you pull on and off the road as Highway 281 is a main road for Marble Falls. Rumors are floating around about the property being put up for sale as commercial land. While there are no visible indications of this happening at the site, it still might be a good idea to get there this year for your pictures.

Hang around after sunset for a breathtaking view. THC173