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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Luling, TX

Bastrop Opera House

Bastrop Opera House, circa 1889, features a wide variety of year-round dinner theater productions in an informal Victorian se...

Grapevine Municipal Golf Course -Bluebonnet

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

Woodlawn Country Club

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

Historic Homes Tour

Several homes in varying architectural designs have been restored to their original charm of the 1800s. Several of the homes ...

Stevens Park Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...