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

Branding Wall

More than 230 cattle brands that are being used or have been used in Mitchell County on a 10-ft. by 50-ft. wall, signifying t...

Scenic Drives

Scenic Drive traces a winding course on southern flank of Mount Franklin above downtown El Paso, with view of Juárez across t...

Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Combine the natural beauty of a spring-fed river with family-friendly water fun on a giant scale and you have Schlitterbahn W...

Museum of Texas Tech University

Exhibits cover the broad range of arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with emphasis on study of arid and ...

Grave of Col. James W. Fannin Jr. and Men

Monument marks grave of Colonel Fannin and 342 men who had surrendered to Mexican forces during the Texas Revolution, and wer...


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...

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

Yep, seeing it during the day really shows how so incredibly lucky we were to get the car (Lincoln Towncar) out of it the evening before. The vehicle you see...

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...

Tiny Houses Texas - Video Tour - Luling Texas

http://www.rv52.com - Down on I10 just outside of San Antonio in a little town called Luling there is a homebuilder that is building houses - tiny houses to ...

Luling Paddling Trail Opens - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

MARCH 2006 - The Luling Paddling trail, on the scenic San Marcos river between Austin and San Antonio, takes paddlers for a gentle ride past the historic Zed...

Zedler Mill Swimming Hole, Luling, TX - The Daytripper

Chet heads to Zedler Mill in Luling, TX to swim in the San Marcos river and plunge out of a climbing tree. To see the full episode visit: http://thedaytrippe...

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