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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.

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Things to do near Luling, TX

Nacona Lake Parks

Weldon Robb Park * Located at mid-lake at the end of FM 2634. From Nocona, take FM 103 north and turn east on 2634. ...

Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club -River

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Gibbons Creek Lake Parks

TMPA PARK * Located 2 miles north of Carlos, Texas on FM 244. Take FM 30 20 miles east from College Station to Carlos. T...

A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

Built in 1909 from material salvaged from the first Perry home built in 1857, the A.W. Perry Homestead stayed in the family u...