Luling, Texas

Luling was established in 1874 as the terminus of a branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad. In its early years, it was a cattle center, shipping point, and the end of the freight trail from Chihuahua, Mexico. The crossroads frontier settlement was once known as "the toughest town in Texas." Oil was discovered in 1922, and today visitors will see active wells in and around the town, some on such incongruous spots as church lawns, residential back yards and city parks. Many of the bobbing pump jacks are decorated as animals and cartoon characters which makes them popular photo sites.

Luling's world famous Watermelon Thump Festival is the last weekend in June and its water tower is painted to look like a giant watermelon.

Attractions near Luling, Texas

St. Monica's Catholic Church

Founded in 1883, the congregation of St. Monica's Catholic Church erected this structure in 1927-28 after a fire had destroye...

Ridgewood Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Seagraves-Loop Museum & Art Center

Housed in 1924 Armstrong Bldg. Collections of pioneer memorabilia, furnished rooms, and street scene. Adjacent old depot hous...

Bull Creek Trail

Parallels a clear, spring-fed stream among large magnolia, white oak, maple, holly, dogwood and other forest species, all ide...

Lake Brownwood State Park

538-acre park offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping, nature study, trailer facilities, rest rooms, shelters, cab...

Athens Lake Fishing Report

Current fishing reports are one of the best offers of information that helps our angling public to plan fishing trips. Do re...