Shop, Dine and Tour in Ruston’s Historic District
The Country Inn & Suites off Highway 33 in Ruston makes a great home base for guests attending football games and graduation ceremonies at Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. We also offer the convenience of being right off I-20 with easy access to Monroe Regional Airport (MLU), 30 miles away. Our hotel in the downtown historic district puts you near quaint shops and excellent restaurants housed in restored buildings. There are plenty of other things to do nearby, including biking the trails at Lincoln Parish Park and fishing at Lake Claiborne State Park. Looking for an exciting day trip? Consider the short drive to Shreveport.
Museums and Parks
- Autrey House Museum (15 miles)
This lovingly restored dogtrot-style house is the oldest one of its kind in the parish. Come by for a complimentary tour and see the hand-hewn log walls and ironstone chimney, built years before the Civil War.
Phone: +1 (972) 557-0052
- Lincoln Parish Park (4 miles)
Ranked as one of America’s best bike trails, Lincoln Parish Park also offers lakeside fun and bird-watching opportunities. Hop on your bike, grab your swimsuit and pack your binoculars for a full day of fun at this waterfront park.
Phone: +1 (318) 251-5156
- Louisiana Military Museum (1.5 miles)
Military buffs can spend hours here. Featuring carefully chosen artifacts from each of America’s wars, the museum is especially rich in exhibits from 20th and 21st century conflicts.
Phone: +1 (318) 251-5099
- Dixie Center for the Arts (1.5 miles)
This 1920s-era theater has been renovated to retain all its charm while adding modern conveniences. Come to Dixie to see live music or a dramatic performance from the North Central Louisiana Arts Council, Ruston Community Theater or the Ruston Civic Symphony Society.
Phone: +1 (318) 255-1450
- Howard Center for the Performing Arts (2.5 miles)
Attend the opera or hear an ensemble in this 1,150-seat auditorium. You can sit back and watch LA Tech’s performing arts students take the stage and show off their hard work.
Phone: +1 (318) 257-3036
- The Idea Place (2.5 miles)
Take your band of explorers to The Idea Place, located on Louisiana Tech University’s campus. Kids love the Giant Slinky and the Human Kaleidoscope, and parents love seeing kids smile over complex science and engineering principles.
Phone: +1 (318) 257-2866