Shop, Dine and Tour in Ruston’s Historic District
The Country Inn & Suites, Ruston, LA makes a great home base for guests attending football games and graduation ceremonies at Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities. Situated in Ruston’s charming historic district, our hotel also places guests near a variety of quaint shops and excellent restaurants. Pack a picnic and explore the trails at Lincoln Parish Park, or grab some bait and enjoy an afternoon of fishing at Lake Claiborne State Park. Looking for family-friendly things to do? You can tour the stunning architecture at the Autrey House Museum or attend a showstopping performance at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Museums and Parks:
- North Louisiana Military Museum (1.3 miles)
Showcasing carefully chosen artifacts from each of America’s wars, this military museum is a treasure trove of history. Especially focused on exhibits from 20th- and 21st-century conflicts, the museum houses a variety of uniforms, cannonballs, helmets and machine guns.
Phone: +1 (318) 251-5099
- Lincoln Parish Park (4.7 miles)
Noted for its renowned bike trails, Lincoln Parish Park also offers lakeside fishing and local bird-watching opportunities. Snap on your helmet, grab your swimsuit and pack your binoculars for a full day of fun at this waterfront park.
Phone: +1 (318) 251-5156
- The Autrey House Museum (14.5 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
- Dixie Center for the Arts (1.7 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, the Ruston Community Theatre or the Ruston Civic Symphony Society.
Phone: +1 (318) 255-1450
- Howard Center for the Performing Arts (2.4 miles)
Attend the opera or hear a musical ensemble in this 1,150-seat auditorium. Watch LA Tech’s performing arts students take the stage and show off their hard work.
Phone: +1 (318) 257-3036