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The city of Ruston is the parish seat in Lincoln Parish. Come explore Ruston's many arts, outdoors and historic attractions.

The city of Ruston is the parish seat in Lincoln Parish. Come explore Ruston's many arts, outdoors and historic attractions.

Population: 21.859

Located in North Louisiana between Shreveport and Monroe, Ruston and Lincoln Parish is known for its thriving college-town atmosphere, an 18-block historic downtown district and the incredibly sweet peaches grown here.

The area is home to Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University, and boasts a variety of specialty shops and delicious restaurants.

Come explore Ruston's many arts, outdoors and historic attractions, such as the Louisiana Military Museum, and take part in one of our events and festivals. It's easy to discover why Ruston Lincoln Parish is considered "a peach of a place to visit!"

Most cultural activities are offered through Louisiana Tech. Also there are shops downtown, chain restaurants in the city, and an eight-screen Celebrity Theater. 


The area enjoys a four-season climate with moderate temperatures, allowing year-round travelers to take advantage of outdoor attractions. Temperature heat at its highest peak is between 20°C - 30°C from june to august, however in winter can drop to -2°C from december to february.

There is no regularly scheduled public transportation system in Ruston; however, students can walk almost everywhere around the downtown area, even around the city. Other local transportation available is scheduled public transportation pick-up or by taxi.

Autrey House Museum: Built in 1849, the Autrey House is the oldest dogtrot style home in the area and believed to be the oldest surviving structure in Lincoln Parish.

Garland Gregory Hideaway Park: Is located on the Louisiana Tech Campus in Ruston. The park includes several pavilions throughout the park to provide picnic areas. Also includes several walking trails, a challenging 18 hole frisbee golf course,and a pond that provides opportunities for fishing and canoeing.

Lake Claiborne State Park: On the shores of a 6,400-acre lake. Features fishing, swimming beach, picnicking, overnight camping, cabins, trails, playground and pavilions. 

Lincoln Parish Park: Rated as the best mountain bike trail in the South, Lincoln Parish Park is a treasure for residents and mountain bike lovers alike. The 10-mile trail offers a challenging and exciting course for not only the advanced rider, but beginners alike. 


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