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

Lost Pines Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

White Buffalo Statue

Recalls frontier days and rare albino buffalo killed near here. On courthouse square. Several historical markers on square de...

Wilderness Park Museum

Dioramas depict ancient Indian tribes of the Southwest, their survival in the desert, and life to a changing environment. Als...

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Water-oriented recreation featured at this 524-acre park. Visitors find campsites with/without hookups, rest rooms with showe...

Oak Grove Cemetery

Graves date from 1837. Several interesting monuments; four signers of Texas Declaration of Independence, including Thomas J. ...

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