Things To Do In Wimberley
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”, there are also shops sprinkled throughout other areas. The first Saturday of each month, March 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, Saturday and Sunday nights from Memorial Day through Labor Day. You can even bring your own chair. Call (512) 847-2513 or visit www.corraltheatre.com for shows and times. If your taste runs to live theatre, try the EmilyAnn Theatre or the Wimberley Players for year round theatrical 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 and — for the more vigorous — a hike up the steps to the top of Old Baldy, are ways to appreciate nature and beautiful scenic vistas while in Wimberley.
Wimberley offers many unique art galleries, including Wimberley Glass Works, with entertaining glass blowing demonstrations six days a week. Every second Saturday, join the Second Saturday Gallery Trail – galleries in and aound the Wimberley Square stay open late and offer wine and appetizers to go with the art. If golf is your game, enjoy an afternoon of golf at the 18-Hole Quicksand at Woodcreek Golf Course. If you prefer tennis, contact The Wimberley Community Tennis Association. Wimberley is also home to the Wimberley Valley Winery, Wimberley Brewing Company, Middleton Brewing, Roughhouse Brewing, Driftwood Winery, The Shady Llama and the Cypress Creek Reserve which is a rum distillery. Each of these places offers tastings and tours. If you would like someone else to do the driving contact Elegant Texas Hill Country Tours to arrange a tour and activities throughout the beautiful Wimberley Valley. If you’re ready for some high flying excitement, don’t miss Wimberley Zipline Adventures for a breathtaking view of the Wimberley Valley.
Wimberley Valley Museum
Open on Fridays 1-4pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm the museum is located in the Winters-Wimberley House, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. This museum helps you get to know the individuals who shaped and grew the town that sprang from the limestone terrain of the Texas Hills because a mill was built along Cypress Creek. The grinding stones on display at the museum are from that mill and are on loan from Ozona Bank which is close to where the original mill was located. 14016 Ranch Road 12.
Rough Creek Lavender Fields is located in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, just 7 miles NW of Wimberley on FM 2325. You may pick your own lavender from 5,000 lavender plants or shop in the on-site store. Herb classes, special events and tour buses are welcome when scheduled. Call for hours of operation (512) 847-2888 or visit www.roughcreeklavender.com
Camping – Swimming – Hiking
The City of Wimberley offers swimming at the historic Blue Hole on Cypress Creek beginning weekends in May. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day and on weekends in September. Contact the park office at (512) 660-9111 for more information or visit www.cityofwimberley.com. Jacob’s Well Natural Area offers free tours on Saturdays at 9:00am. Swimming in the artesian well is available with a reservation May 1 through Labor Day Weekend. Cypress Falls Swimming Hole beckons with beautiful views of the iconic Eagle Rock grotto and is a family friendly, picnic and dog friendly, bring your own chair friendly place. Hiking trails can be found in and around Wimberley and the area is also known for scenic biking routes, click here for biking information.
Stop by the Wimberley Valley Visitor Center, 14100 Ranch Road 12, when you get here – we have lots of information to share. We’re open 9:00am-4:00pm Monday through Saturday and 1:00-4:00pm on Sunday and can be reached at (512) 847-2201.
Check our event calendar regularly for new and exciting events.