Ruston & Lincoln Parish


Visit Louisiana’s College Town and experience all that Ruston & Lincoln Parish have to offer. Home of Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University, the area is known for its bustling downtown district, arts and cultural events and energetic atmosphere.

Discover unique and bold flavors at any of the locally owned restaurants. Grab a bite at Rosemary’s Kitchen where they’re only serving up dishes made from locally produced ingredients. Stop into local dives like Sundown Tavern and Portico Bar & Grill to enjoy a nice cold drink and live music out on the patios. Other dining options include gourmet burgers, authentic Mexican cuisine, po-boys, catfish and all your favorite Louisiana delights like fresh grown peaches.

Feeling the need for an outdoor adventure? Lincoln Parish Park has the nationally ranked mountain biking trails for cycling enthusiasts and a walking path, 30-acre lake and cozy picnic areas for those looking for a slower pace. Take a stroll in Downtown Ruston and truly immerse yourself in the culture. Spend some free time enjoying a variety of shopping and diverse dining. Browse several galleries from local artists and showrooms for designers, wood workers and makers of all kinds. Downtown Ruston is also home to family-friendly events like the Louisiana Peach Festival in June, Loyal Blue Weekends during football season, and the Holidays Arts Tour in December — a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.

Other events include the Railroad Makers & Music Festival, a weekend celebration of artists and musicians; Artoberfest where you’re sampling home-brews for a good cause; and monthly theatrical performances at the historic Dixie Center for the Arts.

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