Your City Guide to Rusk!
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Rusk Economic Development Foundation,
Rusk Community Development Foundation
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is a quaint little town nestled within the Piney Woods
of East Texas. Our focus is organized to advance the general welfare and
prosperity of the Rusk area so that its citizens and all areas of its
business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be
provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the
economic, civil commercial, industrial and educational interest of the area.
While visiting Rusk:
- Take a ride on the Texas State Railroad's
steam engine train,
Walk the longest footbridge in the nation,
golf at our local
- Visit our wildlife park
- Rest at one of the three parks:
Plyler Memorial Park (Largest landscaping mural in East Texas),
Park (climb the steps where at the top three crosses now stand,
and Jim Hogg Park (Home of Gov. Hogg - Playground for the kids),
through beautiful East Texas, "It's an Adrenaline Rush"!
Rusk is known to have the longest walking footbridge in
the nation. It is approximately 4ft wide and 546 feet long. Young and old
enjoy the nostalgic and there are those of the town who may stop and tell a
story or two.
shops, places to
dine, eat and sleep for a relaxing
get-a-way. Rather for a weekend or week. Check out
bed & breakfasts and
with your family in mind.... And for those history buffs, Rusk is known for
its 32 historical markers. Set your cruise control for
Rusk for the perfect family weekend!
Rusk is seated
in the heart of East Texas at the intersection of US Highways 69 & 84: 160
miles N of Houston, 110 miles SW of Shreveport, 141 miles SW of Dallas, 225
miles NE of Austin, and 305 miles NE San Antonio.
Rusk Chamber of Commerce
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