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

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...

Village Creek State Park

Named for the 63-mile long creek which flows through the heart of the Big Thicket. Stream is renowned as a float stream, and ...

Legends Country Club

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

Paint Until You Faint

A Painting class at Paint Until You Faint is one of the most fun things to do in Richmond. We are just minutes away from Katy...

B.A. Steinhagen Lake Fishing

B.A. Steinhagen Lake comprises approximately 10,000 surface acres. The lake is officially listed at 13,800 surface acres, bu...

Newton County History Center and Museum

Museum houses the archives, archeology, history and artifacts of Newton County. It is also a genealogical library....

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