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5 Fun Kids Activities in Ruston

May 21, 2022Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Entertaining kids can be tricky business, especially when traveling. We want to make your time in Ruston as family-friendly as possible so we've put together a list of the top 5 kids activities to experience in Ruston & Lincoln Parish!  1. Enjoy Local ParksRuston & Lincoln Parish has an abundance of parks and play areas. With jungle gyms, covered pavi [...]

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Guide to the 72nd Annual Louisiana Peach Festival

May 13, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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The Louisiana Peach Festival returns to Downtown Ruston on June 4! Come enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Louisiana’s homegrown flavors, music, art, and of course Ruston’s delicious peaches. Take a look at the guide below and make plans to attend a day full of kids activities, local art, flavorful food, and 10+ hours of live music! [...]

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5 Must-Attend Spring Events in Ruston

April 26, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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The clocks have changed, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, meaning Spring has finally made its way to Lincoln Parish. If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait for all of the exciting events that are happening this Spring in Ruston! Although you won’t want to miss any of the fun coming up, we’re highlighting five events that are sure to make this spring i [...]

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34 Things to Do in Ruston Before You Graduate

April 12, 2022Written by: Experience Ruston Staff

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Ruston is first and foremost a college town, where students spend some of the best and most exciting years of their lives. College is a time to explore, try new things, and make memories. With this in mind, we're challenging students to get out of their dorms and experience these 34 things in Ruston & Lincoln Parish before they graduate! 1. Get peach ice cream from [...]

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How to Celebrate 318 Day in Ruston, La

March 8, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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Here in Louisiana, we are happy for any excuse to celebrate our area's culture and vibrancy. In recent years, March 18 has lovingly been claimed as "318 Day." A day to explore and celebrate all the things that make the 318 area (code) special. In celebration of 318 Day, we are highlighting some of our favorite things to eat, see, and do in our favorite part of the 318: Lincoln Pa [...]

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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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50 Things To Do In Ruston This Fall

October 1, 2021Written by: CVB Staff

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With its perfect blend of college-town atmosphere and quaint coziness, Ruston is a must-visit destination, especially in the fall. Cooler temperatures make for a perfect time to get out and discover all that Ruston has to offer. Here are 50 things to add to your Ruston bucket list this fall.  1. Play a round of disc golf at [...]

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Loyal Blue Weekends in Louisiana’s College Town

August 17, 2021Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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There are few things more exciting than LA Tech Football season here in Ruston! It’s a special time of year when students, alumni, locals, and fans from all over the country come together to cheer on the Bulldogs. Loyal Blue Weekends celebrate LA Tech football throughout the community and offer a home-game experience that should not be missed! [...]

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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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Places to Work & Study Remotely: Ruston, LA

August 11, 2020Written by: Hannah Delgado

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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.**  Finding the perfect spot to sit down, focus, and check off tasks on a lengthy to-do list can be daunting. Ruston [...]

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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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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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Mardi Gras in Ruston

January 15, 2020Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Carnival season is here, and we're ready to laissez les bon temps rouler! Everyone knows Louisiana does Mardi Gras best, and you have several ways to celebrate the season in Ruston, LA! [...]

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Holidays in Ruston

November 16, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Christmas in Ruston is like nothing else. Downtown shops with beautifully decorated windows, streets lined with twinkling lights, and a community with cheerful spirits and thankful hearts elicit all the warm feelings of being home for the holidays. With so much happening during this season, we wanted to bring you a collection of the ways to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family in [...]

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LA Tech Game Day Guide

October 22, 2019Written by: Travis Napper, CDME

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The kids are back in school and everyone has put their summer vacations in the rear-view mirror, so that can mean only one thing. It’s fall and football season in Ruston, as well as across the South. To get everyone prepped for the Louisiana Tech Football season, I thought this Game Day guide might be helpful to all Bulldog fans new and old! It all starts with [...]

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Spending A Weekend In Ruston Louisiana

September 25, 2019Written by: Two Upright Tray Tables

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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.** [...]

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4 Must-Attend Events for Fall

September 23, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Fall is Ruston’s busiest time of year. Between game days for Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University and Ruston’s lively downtown district, there’s never a weekend without something to do! Our online calendar is filled with live music, theatrical performances, films, and so much more; [...]

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Big Creek Trade Days

September 3, 2019Written by: Joanna Calhoun

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Lincoln Parish is filled with the finest of local events, and one of their best is Big Creek Trade Days. If you are not familiar with this monthly event, Big Creek Trade Days is a massive flea market featuring more than 100 indoor and outdoor vendors. This family-friendly event is located in Dubach which is about 20 minutes northwest of Ruston, and it always occurs the weekend before the 2nd Mo [...]

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Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival

June 4, 2019Written by:

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Celebrate this year’s theme “A Peach in Time” with a wide range of entertainment and activities that everyone is sure to enjoy. Both Friday and Saturday of the festival bring traditional favorites and new activities to experience. Browse our guide below and make your plans to attend the Louisiana Peach Festival, June 21-22 in downtown Ruston! [...]

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Railroad Fest – A Celebration of Makers & Music

March 11, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Downtown Ruston offers some of the city’s most enjoyable events. On this list is one of our favorite festivals that highlights regional arts and music and celebrates the rich culture of Ruston and Louisiana – Railroad Festival. This event gives attendees the chance to shop works from talented local artists [...]

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American Crappie Trail National Championship comes to North Louisiana

March 4, 2019Written by: Travis Napper, CDME

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The best crappie fishermen from across America will be in the area to try to take home the title of National Champions. March 28-30 the American C [...]

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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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Date Night in Ruston

January 13, 2019Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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There’s not much that sets a romantic mood for an evening quite like fine dining and a night out on the town. Whether it’s a special occasion, anniversary, or some much-deserved time away from responsibilities at home, you’ll find the perfect little getaway right here in Ruston. Start planning a special date night with your significant other with this list of re [...]

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5 Things To Do in Ruston This Summer

August 6, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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When the summer temperatures are in the upper 90's (and breaking 100 degrees!), you know it's summertime in Louisiana. Summer in Ruston is a great time to slow down, relax, and enjoy the charm of this small college town. While the summer months bring in a more relaxed atmosphere, there are still plenty of fun things to do and enjoy in the area!  1. Try peach ice cream from the [...]

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Visitors Guide to the Louisiana Peach Festival

June 5, 2018Written by: Madison Wooley

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Louisiana Peach Festival 2018 is upon us! You don’t want to miss a single thing during this fun-filled event. This year, celebrate Ruston’s “Peachy Paradise” with a variety of activities and entertainment. Some festival favorites are returning, but there will be new activities in store for attendees. Check out our guide below and let us know what you’re l [...]

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10 Reasons to Get Outside in Lincoln Parish

March 20, 2018Written by: Amanda Quimby Carrier, TMP

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Located in the center of North Louisiana, the city of Ruston is surrounded by tall pine trees, gorgeous state parks, and fish-filled bodies of water. Louisiana didn’t get the title of "Sportsman’s Paradise" without being a prime location for outdoor recreation and adventure, and Lincoln Parish is no exception.  In the area, you’ll find a wide variety of outdo [...]

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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)

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