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Our Favorite Free things to do in Ruston

June 24, 2022Written by: Maggie Dinkins

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 Exhibit at a local Art Gallery

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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.


North Louisiana Military Museum

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If you are a history buff, the North LA Military Museum is your place. This museum features an extensive collection of war relics and memorabilia that just about anyone can appreciate. Although the museum is totally free, we highly recommend giving a donation to keep it in good shape.
 

The Bulldog Project

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Scattered all over town are 11 unique bulldogs that were painted by area artists! Download the map and make it a fun activity for the whole family to find them all. Be sure to tag us in all your photos @rustoncvb. 


Eddie G. Robinson Museum

76454d30-c9d2-495a-807f-5e6f660c2667.pngLocated on Grambling State University’s campus, the Eddie G. Robinson Museum provides an immersive look at the life of Grambling football legend, Eddie G. Robinson. This museum is full of interactive exhibits, fun facts, and history about one of collegiate football’s most winningest coaches.


Go to the Park

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Make your way to any of the area’s many parks to enjoy some time in nature. Hideaway Park, Cook Park, and Huckleberry Trails Park are a few of our favorites, but you can find a full list of parks here


Mural Hunt

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Grab your crew and a camera and go on a hunt to find all of the Ruston murals. Most of them are within walking distance of each other in Ruston’s historic downtown, so you can enjoy all that Downtown Ruston has to offer while you’re hunting. 


Rock Island Greenway/Ruston Fitness Court

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If exercise is your thing, then tie up your sneakers and make your way to the Rock Island Greenway. Get some strength training in at the fitness court after you finish running, walking, or biking!


For more ideas for your visit to Ruston, be sure to check out our website for a full list of events and attractions in the area!





About the Author

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Maggie Dinkins

Maggie is a Shreveport native and senior marketing student at Louisiana Tech University. She loves living and working in Downtown Ruston, all things Twilight, and is a pizza connoisseur. As Marketing Assistant, Maggie helps with special projects, communications, and content planning and creation. 

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