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

Ennis 85 Speedway

This 1/4 mile, clay, semi-banked oval, is located in Ennis, Texas and races IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Southern Sportmods, Street S...

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...

Pecos County Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Galveston Country Club

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

Yorktown Country Club

SemiPrivate - Nine Holes. ...

Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion

Established in 1731, more than 20 years under construction. Massive church with twin towers and cupola is oldest unrestored s...

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