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Plan Your Next Trip to Marble Falls

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Found smack dab in the middle of the Hill Country on the Colorado River is a quaint little city called Marble Falls. With a hometown feel and a population of a little more than 6,000, this Hill Country gem should be next on your list of cities to visit. It is only 48 miles northwest of downtown Austin in Burnet County and 1/20 the size of Austin.

What makes Marble Falls so special?

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Founded by a Confederate General (Adam “Stovepipe” Johnson) who went blind from a rifle ball, it was known as “Blindman’s Town”. Though he was blind, he directed his son how to drive through the area in search of land deals.  His family also gave him day by day reports on how the town was taking shape.

Ophelia Geraldine <i>Crosby</i> HarwoodPhoto: www.findagrave.com

In the days before women were allowed to vote, Marble Falls was making a move towards innovation and forward-thinking by voting in the first female mayor. Specifically Birdie Harwood was voted into office by an all-male voting population three years before it was legal for women to vote.

What is there to do in Marble Falls?

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LAKEFEST is one of the largest drag-boat races in the United States and celebrates 25 years in 2016.

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SWEET BERRY FARM For fresh strawberry (mid-March to May) and blackberry (May to June) picking with no minimum or maximum required. Also available during different months in the year are: tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and peaches.  In the fall, the farm is transformed into a pumpkin patch with a corn maze and hayrides. The bounce house is open everyday and the barrel train is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just leave your pets at home, and bring some cash!

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LAKE MARBLE FALLS is perfect for kayaking, skiing, fishing, or any loch lover.

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