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. Click here for our EVENT Calendar.
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 Day draws visitors from around the state.
Arts, Culture, and Adult Beverages
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 around 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. Wimberley is also home to the Wimberley Valley Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards, Limestone Terrace Vineyard, Middleton Brewing, Driftwood Estate Winery, The Shady Llama and the Cypress Creek Reserve which is a rum distillery. Each of these places offers tastings and tours. If you’re ready for some high-flying excitement, don’t miss Wimberley Zipline Adventures for a breathtaking view of the Wimberley Valley.
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 218 steps to the top of Old Baldy, are ways to appreciate nature and beautiful scenic vistas while in Wimberley.
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.
Bird Watching “Birding”
For people, wildlife, and the environment-
The Patsy Glenn Refuge was established as a 1.8-acre haven for local and migrating birds, other wildlife, insects, and native plants of the Wimberley area. It was also established as a refuge for the people of Wimberley-both visitors and residents-to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Hill Country in the heart of the village, immediately adjacent to the new Wimberley Community Center.
The 126-acre park is owned and operated by The City of Wimberley for the enjoyment of residents, visitors, and future generations. It includes much-needed recreational facilities for our growing community and showcases a true gem in the Texas Hill Country. The park includes approximately 4.5 miles of trails, picnic areas, a community pavilion, a playscape, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, an amphitheater, and the Blue Hole Swimming Area.
A 7.2-acre tract of property along Cypress Creek is located less than 100 yards from the Square in Downtown Wimberley. This park follows along Cypress Creek and is kept natural year-round, so all types of birds call the preserve home year-round.
Check our event calendar regularly for new and exciting events.