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Family Trip Itinerary

Ruston, LA 71270

Ruston is the perfect spot to find fun for the whole family, and we’ve created an itinerary for your stay so you don’t have to.


To begin your day make your way to Board and Bottle where there is an array of breakfast options along with smoothies for the kiddos and specialty lattes for mom and dad. 

For a family that likes to try out local flavors, Ruston has a great variety of family-friendly dining options to discover. Some local favorites include pizza at Rotolo’s, barbeque at Brister's BBQ, Tex-Mex & more at Log Cabin, and burgers or seafood from Flying Burger

For your post-meal sweet tooth, we recommend a cupcake from Uptown Downtown or some frozen custard from Eskimoe’s, which is conveniently located next to a playground so the kiddos can burn off some energy


The Ruston community is rich in art, and sprinkled throughout the city you can find pieces of work from several talented artists. Spend an afternoon searching for the many murals across town and get a map to find all 11 bulldogs that are a part of the Bulldog Project

Visit the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. Grambling State University’s campus is the home of the impressive Eddie G Robinson Museum. It is the perfect opportunity to learn about his life and the legacy he left behind. They also feature interactive activities that your kids can enjoy!

Go watch a performance at the historic Dixie Center for the Arts. They host Ruston Community Theatre performances and musicians from all over the country on their stage. Check out our calendar of events to see if there is a show happening while you’re in town. 


Dive into sportsman’s paradise at Lincoln Parish Park. Choose from mountain biking, fishing, swimming, or going for a walk. If camping is your thing, we highly recommend spending a few nights on their campgrounds to be in tune with nature. 

Have a little family competition. Spend an evening throwing axes with the family at Bayou Axe or head out to Ultra Zone for a paintball war.

Go shopping in historic Downtown Ruston. For mom, we recommend The Fashion of Ruston, for dad we recommend 5.11 Tactical, and for the kids, we recommend The Children’s Shoppe. A few of our other favorites are No 9 Books and Records, Garden Baby, The Collective, and Kickz Throne

Take a trip to Mitcham Farms peach orchard. There you can find fresh peaches and the most delicious peach ice cream when peaches are in season. Don’t worry if you’re coming in the off-season, there are lots of peach goodies in the store year-round.

We hope this itinerary was useful and that you and your family enjoy all of the fun, food, and adventure that Ruston has to offer. For more information on any of these attractions, or for other trip ideas, visit

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