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

Caddo Lake Steamboat Company

Ply the waters of Caddo Lake aboard the Graceful Ghost steamboat. It's a replica of an 1890s paddle wheel riverboat, like tho...

Woodlawn Country Club

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

Trails & Tales of Boomtown USA

Guided tour through historic past recalls oil-boom days with visits to oil fields, outdoor oil museum, and replica of Mabel G...

Floydada Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Tinaja de las Palmas Battle Site

Hudspeth County is the site of the last Indian battle in Texas....


Luling Texas Related Videos

Luling Texas Town

Short video I filmed of small town Luling Texas 78648 JUNE 2011.sony vx1000 also check out luling watermelon thump parade june 2011 : http://youtu.be/og-L2Y1...

Tiny Houses Texas - Video Tour - Luling Texas

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City Market - Luling, TX - BBQ

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

Flood 1/26/2012 - Luling, Texas 78648 - Where We Tried To Cross Last Night - Bad Move

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Oil tank battery fire near Luling, Texas

Oil tank battery fire near Luling, Texas. Jan. 2, 2010.

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

I visited today, and was excellent as usual! The brisket not quite as juicy (fatty) as in past, but that's probably an improvement. It was not dry by any mea...

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