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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.

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Things to do near Luling, TX

Turtle Hill Golf Course

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

Dilue Rose Harris House Museum

Made of unusual Tabby construction, the Dilue Rose Harris House Museum is as important for its architecture as for the person...

Alley Log Cabin & Antique Tool Museum

This square-notch, fully furnished 1836 log cabin is an excellent example of Texas Colonial Period. The cabin was built, just...

Amon G. Carter Parks

SELMA PARK * Located off Texas 59 south of Bowie. Turn south on FM 2583 and follow to lake. * Ramp will accommodate all...