Established in 1848, the picturesque village today is a resort and retirement area on R.M. 12 in beautiful Central Texas hill country north of San Marcos. Visitors are charmed 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 here.
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.
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 Wimberley’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 winding, razor-backed ridge overlooking Hill Country vistas. Extends from R.M. 12 just south of Wimberley, west about 24 miles to near Blanco.
Pioneertown - A village of the Old West recreated 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 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. summer; winter Sat. - Sun. 1 - 5:30 p.m. 7-A Ranch Resort, one mile south of Wimberley.