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101 FUN THINGS TO DO: Spelunking in, under and around Marble Falls

Spelunking is not getting close to nature — it’s getting INSIDE nature. And at this time of year, it’s a great way to take a cool break from the summer heat. The easiest place to go down under in the Highland Lakes is at Longhorn Cavern State Park on Park Road 4 in Burnet County. Daily [...]

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101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes: Pick up your free copy now!

If you’re looking for adventure, then get your free copy of 101 Fun Things to do in the Highland Lakes. The Spring/Summer 2013 edition is now on newsstands, with information on where to eat, sleep, dance, golf, bowl, shop, boat, swim, fly, camp, bike, jog, hike, get married, honeymoon — you name it.

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Austin Steam train

It’s Spring Break on the Austin Steam Train’s Bertram Flyer

It’s Spring Break on the Bertram Flyer leg of the historic Austin Steam Train. This week, you can start your Hill Country excursion from the 1912 train depot in Bertram. The 2-hour round trip includes a two-hour layover and Wild West shootout in Burnet.

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Enjoy winding, wonderful Lake Travis, drought or no drought

Lake Travis truly stands apart from all the other Highland Lakes. You can leisurely explore the winding, northwest stretches or race around the more open areas to the southeast. It absolutely is the lake for everyone.

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Fishing season begins NOW in Highland Lakes

February through June is the best time of year to participate in what is probably the most popular sport in the Highland Lakes: fishing.

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Discover the history of Llano County at the Historical Museum

A treaty between German settlers and Comanche Indians in 1847 lead to the settlement of Fisher-Miller Land Grant, which includes what is now Llano County. Of the first five settlements in Llano County, only Castell still survives. By 1858, the population center was established in what is now the City of Llano, which became an [...]

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Visit Lake Marble Falls — a lot of fun in a small package

Though it is the smallest lake in the upper Highland Lakes chain, Lake Marble Falls packs a lot of fun into its 611 acres. The biggest selling point of the little lake is that while water levels fluctuate on the two largest lakes, Buchanan and Travis, Lake Marble Falls remains mostly steady at 737 feet [...]

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Trace your family’s roots and learn genealogy at the Kingsland library

BY SUZANNE FREEMAN • PICAYUNE STAFF KINGSLAND — Joanne Scarborough was looking through the Llano County Family Album when she discovered that her great-grandfather had been a prisoner during the Civil War.

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Explore frontier days at Fort Croghan

If you want a glimpse back in time to the days of the early frontier in Texas, visit Fort Croghan in Burnet. Home of Company C 8th Infantry, USA until 1853, Fort Croghan was established in 1849 in what is now Burnet, Texas.

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Take a spin through the Highland Lakes on your bicycle

From amateur to professional, cyclists find Highland Lakes roadways to be some of the best bicycling available anywhere, says Greg Barbutti — and he should know. Barbutti is the route marshall for the Hill Country Ride for AIDS, an annual fundraising event that leads almost 1,000 riders along the back roads of eastern Burnet and [...]

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Mini-golf in the Highland Lakes

For golf enthusiasts who have more putt than drive, visit the miniature-golf course at the Heart of Texas Lake Resort on Lake LBJ in the Hoover’s Valley area.

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Explore Marble Falls History

Even the building is historic at the Falls on the Colorado Museum at 2001 Broadway in Marble Falls. The facility is located in the Granite Building, which originally served as the only school in town. It was built in 1891 from pink granite found just up the road in the Granite Mountain quarry.

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Horseback riding in the Highland Lakes

What better way to capture the spirit of Texas than saddling up for a horseback ride through the Hill Country.

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Art galleries in the Highland Lakes

Both local and out-of-town artists are inspired by the natural beauty of the Highland Lakes. Area art galleries often host exhibits and hold frequent workshops. You’ll find art of every kind from landscape paintings to bronze sculptures to contemporary photographs. Support a local artist or become one yourself! Visit a Highland Lakes Art Gallery today!

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