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

Red Rock Ranch Tours

Guided driving and hiking tours provide visitors with magnificent views of wind carved Precambrian rock formations, panoramic...

Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum

The Railroad Depot Hudspeth County Museum is located in the original Southern Pacific Depot building in 1882 which served bot...

Borden County Historical Museum

Pictures, records, newspapers, furniture, and clothing from Borden County pioneer days. For access, inquire at courthouse....

Julian Bivins Museum

Housed in the former Oldham County Courthouse, name honors Panhandle rancher whose donation of land formed the nucleus of Boy...

B.A. Steinhagen Lake Fishing

B.A. Steinhagen Lake comprises approximately 10,000 surface acres. The lake is officially listed at 13,800 surface acres, bu...

Lone Star Hiking Trail

Winters Bayou/Tarkington Creek Section begins on F.M. 1725 NW of Cleveland and winds 140 miles in its entirety through portio...


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Luling Texas Town

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City Market, Luling, Texas. BBQ at it's Best!

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City Market - Luling, TX - BBQ

The BBQ at City Market is as delicious as it looks.

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