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Pet-Friendly Guide to Ruston

August 3, 2020Written by: Joanna Calhoun

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**Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours. Rest assured that Experience Ruston is working closely with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority.** It’s a given — you love being with your pets, and they definitely love being with you. But what happens wh [...]

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Spend Your Summer on These Ruston Patios

July 30, 2020Written by: Tori Davis

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This downtown landmark is a go-to spot for those who want to enjoy outdoor dining. Sundown’s large and breezy patio is downright charming with its fun and assorted décor that creates an eclectic atmosphere. The menu boasts southern favorites and their bartenders are skilled at mixing up a refreshing summer cocktail. An added bonus: Sundown’s spacious patio is pet friendly.

Not only is patio time a luxury all southerners must indulge in, it also provides a safe culinary experience for those itching to enjoy local restaurants. Increased safety precautions including masks, limited contact, and socially-distant outdoor seating free you to soak up every moment of summer. With a variety of places to choose from, Ruston provides many outdoor and patio dining options fo [...]

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Tori W. Davis Named CVB Marketing Director

July 20, 2020Written by: CVB Team

davis-web.jpg“I am beyond excited to be returning to the organization where my passion for Ruston/Lincoln Parish and the travel and tourism industry was born,” said Davis. “I am grateful to have been given this opportunity and look forward to working with this outstanding team to develop and market Lincoln Parish as a leading destination in Louisiana.”

The Ruston Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau (Experience Ruston) has selected Tori Ward Davis as Marketing Director. Davis will succeed Amanda Carrier, who was named President & CEO of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in March 2020. “We’re thrilled to have Tori joining our team,” said Amanda Carrier, CVB President & CEO. “The experience and energ [...]

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5 Reasons to Visit Lincoln Parish Park

June 30, 2020Written by: Michael Stogsdill Bricker

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1. Have a Family Outing Looking for a family activity that gets your crew out of the house and away from your screens? Plan an adventure at Lincoln Parish Park! Discover some of the hidden spots along the trails, plan a scavenger hunt, or just take a walk around the lake. The park is an ideal setting for getting back to the basics and reconnecting as a family.&nbs [...]

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Where to Get Ruston Peaches

June 24, 2020Written by: Experience Ruston Staff

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There's nothing quite like delectably sweet, locally-grown peaches. They're the highlight of summer and cause for celebration. Enjoyed right from the tree, made into delicious treats, or frozen and canned for another day, Ruston peaches are a must-try (and must-buy!) for anyone visiting the area. Take a look below for farms and roadside stands offering Ruston peaches. Note: Please call or [...]

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Updates & Resources for COVID-19

June 3, 2020Written by: Experience Ruston Team

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As Ruston & Lincoln Parish begin to reopen for visitors, the Experience Ruston team is working to make sure that you have accurate and up-to-date information about local events and businesses that may be affected. Our visitors center is OPEN with [...]

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