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

Jay Gould Private Railroad Car

Jay Gould Private Railroad Car—The "Atalanta" has luxurious interior with four staterooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bu...

Canyon Lake Boating

The Army Corps of Engineers operates seven major parks on the shores of Canyon Lake. Several others are managed by Comal Coun...

Anson Jones Museum

In historic church building. Artifacts include miniature reproduction of town square as it existed in 1904, a desk and chair ...

Stratford Country Club

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

Chemlake Golf Course

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

Historic Tours

Walking or driving tour brochures and maps of Dimmit County are available....


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