Established in 1848, the picturesque village today is a resort
and retirement area on R.M. 12 in beautifully Central Texas Hill
Country north of San Marcos. Visitors are entranced by cool, shady
pools beneath towering cypress trees, frothy cascades on Blanco
River, and sparkling Cypress Creek, green meadows and majestic
hills; abundant white-tailed deer, Recreational communities, vacation
resorts and youth camps dot the area. climbing, hiking, fishing,
swimming, boating, golf, tennis, arts and crafts, and camping
are popular activities. Many artists and authors make their homes
Located twelve miles north on R.M. 12 is Billie Bob's Knob, an
unusual shop with 12 display rooms featuring arts, country crafts
and out-of-the-ordinary merchandise.
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- ARTS AND CRAFTS GALLERIES - Hill Country scenes captured
in oils, handicrafts, hobbies and souvenirs, all available in
several quaint shops and studios clustered on and around Wimberly's
"town square" at a casual joining of several roads.
- DEVIL'S BACKBONE - One of Texas' most scenic drives, officially
R.M. 32, the "Devil's Backbone" is a winding, razor
backed ridge overlooking Hill Country vistas. Extends from R.M.
!2 just south of Wimberly, west some 24 miles to near Blanco.
- PIONEERTOWN - A village of the Old West re-created at 7-A
Ranch Resort on the Blanco River. Furnishings and details of saloons,
general store, post office, hotel, opera house, log fort and other
buildings. Medicine shows and old-time melodramas are regular
summer fare. Art gallery features impressive collection of Remington
bronzes and Western paintings. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10
p.m. summer, winter Sat. - Sun. from 1 to 5:30 p.m. 7-A Ranch
Resort, is located one mile south of Waverly.