Established in 1854 Rockwall gets its name from a mysterious underground rock formation discovered by settlers in 1851. Geologists agree the formation is natural, and all evidence discredits the concept that prehistoric man left this lengthy monolith behind to tell us something in the present, the “wall” is ultimately a really cool Texas “thing.” Although a short drive from Dallas, it has kept its small-town family-friendly identity. Its downtown area is full of historic buildings, charming stores, and top-class restaurants.

Those who enjoy live music will find much to like about the town’s impressive set of music festivals. These events, such as the Concert by the Lake series and the Rockwall Founder’s Day Festival, bring some of the area’s best variety and tribute bands to town. 

Those who enjoy spending time outdoors will find Rockwall a terrific place to visit. The 22,000-acre Lake Ray Hubbard provides one of the area’s best places to go fishing due to its abundance of bass and catfish. Sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing are popular as well, and the parks that line the shore have public boat ramps to access the lake.

The town is home to a craft brewery (Woodcreek Brewing Company) and a top-class winery (San Martino Winery & Vineyards).

A lively music scene, charming downtown area, and a gorgeous lake are just a few summary reasons to visit Rockwall.

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