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Our Favorite Free things to do in Ruston

June 24, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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The local art scene in Ruston is alive and thriving, and local establishments like Creative Exchange, Ruston Artisans, and the Lincoln Parish Library host exhibits throughout the year. If there’s an exhibit going on while you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss it.

Summertime means more free time, and oftentimes free time means spending money. But contrary to popular belief, taking a trip doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet. There are a number of free things to do in the area so you don't break the bank while you’re in town. We’ve made a list of fun, free things to do during your next visit to Ruston! Catch an Exhibi [...]

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10 Totally Romantic Ways to Experience Ruston

February 5, 2022Written by: Destinations Innovate Team

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One thing is for sure. Ruston knows Romance. From budding crushes of our college community to sweethearts celebrating their 50th, many couples call Ruston their favorite Romantic escape. From delicious dining spots to ways to get creative together, next time you want to sweep them off their feet, try these 10 ideas to woo them. Known for the historic downtown district, thriving arts cul [...]

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Most Instagrammable Places in Ruston

January 28, 2022Written by: Haley Denton

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There’s no better way to remember a trip to Ruston than taking a lot of pictures along the way. From colorful murals to Ruston's scenic outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities to capture the perfect photo for your feed while exploring Lincoln Parish.    Ruston Murals This geometric mural is in the heart of Downtown Ruston and is a popular spot [...]

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5 Fun Indoor Things to Do in Ruston

November 9, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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With the weather getting colder, it’s the perfect time to head indoors for a fun and interactive experience. Whether you enjoy art, history, or adventure, there’s an exciting indoor activity for you in Ruston and Lincoln Parish. Check out these 5 must-visit indoor attractions:  1. Eddie G [...]

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7 Amazing Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Ruston, LA

April 13, 2021Written by: AJR Staff

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Love the outdoors? The tall pines and clear lakes of Ruston and Lincoln Parish are calling. North Louisiana has miles of trails worth exploring, a terrain made for mountain biking, and pine needle paths for strolling. You’ll discover countless species of birds along the way and catch more than your fair share of fish. In town, the vibrant art [...]

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Plan Your Ruston Staycation

February 23, 2021Written by: Tori Davis

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Everyone needs an escape, but you don’t have to travel far to find yours. Outdoor adventure, unique shopping, local flavor, and a thriving arts culture are practically in your backyard. Here’s a look at what to do, see, and eat in the area. For an unforgettable getaway, make yourself at home in Ruston! Do  [...]

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Why You Should Spend Your Vacation Days Locally

January 26, 2021Written by: Two Upright Tray Tables

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The high price of travel is one of the main reasons people don't use all of their vacation days. Vacation days are part of your salary, though. If you don't use them, you're giving money back to your employer and wearing yourself [...]

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Pet-Friendly Guide to Ruston

August 3, 2020Written by: Joanna Calhoun

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It’s a given — you love being with your pets, and they definitely love being with you. But what happens when you decide to leave your house? No matter how far away you are from home or even if you’re a Ruston native, here is your travel guide to the best spots where you can have your furry friends by your side. [...]

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Local Attractions Reopen Safely

June 3, 2020Written by:

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Camp Collins Natural Horsemanship   With limitations on many businesses at this time, please remember to be flexible and always call ahea [...]

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Louisiana Tech Special Collections, Manuscripts & Archives

July 31, 2019Written by: Grant Artero

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Located in the heart of North Louisiana, Ruston has a wealth of history that adds to the special charm the city is known for. To help share this information with both visitors and locals, many museums are open to the public that specialize in this history. One of these museums is the [...]

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Celebrating Black History Month in Lincoln Parish

January 29, 2019Written by: Ruston Lincoln CVB Team

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February is a special month indeed with a holiday for sweethearts, a commemorative day for past presidents, and plenty of Mardi Gras festivities scattered throughout. What makes the month even more important is the celebration of African American life and history. Originating in 1926 as only a week-long celebration, today, the entire month of February is dedicated to honoring the heritage, ch [...]

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5 Holiday Travel Tips

January 1, 2018Written by: Tori Davis

With the holidays quickly approaching, we know that a lot of you will be traveling to see family and friends. Whether you’re loading up the car and taking a road trip or checking your bags at the airport and boarding a plane, we have some helpful tips to make your holiday travels a little bit easier. 1. Avoid peak travel dates.  While holiday traffic ja [...]

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Eddie G. Robinson Museum: Hidden Gem of North LA

May 4, 2016Written by: Derek J. Amaya

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Eddie Robinson won 408 college football games in his 57-year career, giving him the second most victories in NCAA Division I football (behind Joe Paterno with 409). Robinson’s commitment on and off the field resonates through the streets of Grambling, the halls of Grambling State University and the stands of the football stadium named after him. Not only did the lege [...]

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2021

2020

Full Course Feature Bonus: Ruston Lunch (11/18/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Desserts (10/27/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Entrées (10/20/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Appetizers (10/14/20)Guide to Louisiana PEACHtober (10/12/20)Full Course Feature: Ruston Drinks (10/7/20)LA Tech Game Day Guide 2020 (9/18/20)Dawg House: The Spot for LA Tech Football & More (9/1/20)Places to Work & Study Remotely: Ruston, LA (8/11/20)Pet-Friendly Guide to Ruston (8/3/20)Tori W. Davis Named CVB Marketing Director (7/20/20)5 Reasons to Visit Lincoln Parish Park (6/30/20)Where to Get Ruston Peaches (6/24/20)Ruston Eats Reopen (6/3/20)Shop Ruston Online (6/3/20)Local Attractions Reopen Safely (6/3/20)CVB and Lincoln Parish Police Jury Enter Into New CEA (3/11/20)Crawfish Season in Ruston, LA (3/9/20)Amanda Q. Carrier Named CVB President & CEO (3/6/20)A Vegetarian's Guide To Ruston Louisiana (3/2/20)Experience Ruston Wins STS 2020 Shining Example Award (2/17/20)Mamon Graduates Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (2/7/20)Experience Ruston Wins Louisiana Travel Association 2020 Louey Award (2/4/20)Camp Ruston - A Brief History (1/28/20)Dixie Youth World Series Volunteers Win Hospitality Award (1/24/20)Mardi Gras in Ruston (1/15/20)

2019

4 Kid-Friendly Hiking and Biking Trails in Ruston (12/18/19)Dixie Youth World Series Honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact (12/17/19)SportsEvents Announces Ruston Sports Complex as a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award Winner (12/17/19)Holidays in Ruston (11/16/19)LA Tech Game Day Guide (10/22/19)Louisiana Seafood Gumbo Recipe (10/14/19)Quickest Ruston Eats for Interstate Travelers (10/14/19)Top 5 Places To Get Cocktails In Ruston Louisiana (9/26/19)Spending A Weekend In Ruston Louisiana (9/25/19)5 Top Restaurants in Ruston Louisiana (9/25/19)4 Must-Attend Events for Fall (9/23/19)Experience Ruston and Up with People Host Peace Day Celebration   (9/13/19)Gearin’ Up for Louisiana Tech Gamedays in Ruston, LA (9/4/19)Big Creek Trade Days (9/3/19)Strong Year Reported for Tourism in Lincoln Parish (8/22/19)Louisiana Tech Special Collections, Manuscripts & Archives (7/31/19)Ruston Sports Complex Now Open (7/26/19)Peachy Summer Recipes (7/10/19)Best Coffee Shops In Ruston (7/8/19)Top Cool Down Locales in Ruston (7/2/19)Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival (6/4/19)BBQ Eats in Ruston (5/13/19)RUSTON STRONG (5/1/19)Tourism Development Grants Available (4/23/19)Downtown Food Park – The Latest in Ruston’s Culinary Scene (4/15/19)Ruston will host American Crappie Trail National Championship (3/25/19)Railroad Fest – A Celebration of Makers & Music (3/11/19)American Crappie Trail National Championship comes to North Louisiana (3/4/19)Loyal Blue Weekend wins 2019 Louey Award (1/30/19)Celebrating Black History Month in Lincoln Parish (1/29/19)Date Night in Ruston (1/13/19)Bustamante, Causey Win Hospitality Award (1/7/19)

2018

Grambling State Selected to Host Intercollegiate Football Championship through 2020 (12/4/18)Unique Eats: Seafood (10/22/18)Sundown Tavern: A Ruston Landmark (10/15/18)Local Seafood Favorites (10/9/18)Gameday Recipes (9/22/18)Best Burgers in Ruston (9/13/18)5 Things To Do in Ruston This Summer (8/6/18)Breakfast Stops in Ruston (6/29/18)Visitors Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival (6/5/18)10 Best Mural Photos (5/23/18)New Ruston Eats (5/8/18)Brunching at Beau Vines (4/13/18)10 Reasons to Get Outside in Lincoln Parish (3/20/18)Meal Deals for the College Students (2/12/18)Napper elected as chairman of Louisiana Travel Association’s board (1/26/18)Louisiana Tech University College of Education Wins Hospitality Award (1/15/18)Staying Healthy in Ruston, LA (1/4/18)5 Holiday Travel Tips (1/1/18)

2016

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