Marlin is located in east-central Falls County at 31°18′29″N 96°53′35″W. Texas State Highway 6 runs along the eastern edge of the city, leading northwest 30 miles to Waco and southeast 56 miles to Bryan. Texas State Highway 7 runs through the center of town as Bridge Street and Live Oak Street, leading east 16 miles to Kosse and west 10 miles to Chilton.
The Marlin public park system consists of a variety of park land, ranging from community parks that offer a variety of recreational amenities and small mini and neighborhood parks, located on one or two-acre sites, as well as open space and small passive settings. Many parks have covered pavilions that can be reserved for special events.
Nestled in the heart of the Central Texas. The Falls on the Brazos Park in Marlin is perfectly located for a weekend getaway or just a leisurely day trip to the park. Camping, fishing, nature hiking, eagle observation landing, boating, canoeing and more. Come on out to the Falls on The Brazos Park and explore. Enjoy the day or book a campsite for a longer stay. We host a repeating event, Falls on the Brazos Flea and Farmers’ Market, we have local vendors selling a variety of items as well as local produce. Here you can browse our booths and find custom benches, gorgeous rosaries, unique homemade jewelry, crafts, collectibles, yummy jellies, jams, homemade butter, and bread, as well as salsas, homemade BBQ, tamales, and more!
Marlin is located 30 minutes to the southeast of Waco. We are conveniently located on I-35 in the center of Texas, just 90 miles from Dallas and Austin. Waco has long been known as the “Heart of Texas.” Waco is a diverse, bustling city of 125,000 with a university, two colleges, over 40 hotels and 300+ restaurants. We are home to the famous Magnolia Market, owned by HGTV “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. Waco is also home to a lively cultural district. Discover open-air festivals and concerts by the river, top sporting events, a popular Saturday morning farmers market, “First Fridays” downtown, theater, movies, live music (of all kinds), rodeo, comedy, dance, art galleries, and a world-class symphony orchestra.
Waco has a thriving arts scene, including murals, sculptures, working artist studios, and much more throughout downtown and beyond. Waco’s Cultural District is bound by 11th St. to Garrison Ave, and Jefferson Ave, to Clay Ave. It extends across the Brazos River, down historic Elm Ave. The Waco Cultural District is a walkable, connected area with a concentration of cultural activity and encompasses Waco’s Historic and Main Street Zones on both banks. Murals, sculptures, artists’ studios, attractions, shopping, restaurants, and beautiful historic buildings are all part of this important district.
Waco is home to several recreational and outdoor attractions. Cameron Park is a 416-acre park, a gift of the William Cameron family, offers towering oaks, two rivers, breathtaking cliffs overlooking the Brazos and Bosque Rivers, and a National Recreational Trail system. Mountain bikers and hikers share the park with disc golfers, picnickers, and bird watchers. BSR Cable Park is a state of the art cable park that allows skiers and wakeboarders to be pulled around 12 acres of the lake by a cable system. The park also has a beach, a lazy river, and the famous Royal Flush water slide.