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Footbridge Garden Park

Wooded setting for 546-foot footbridge, said to be nation's longest, originally built 1861 for crossing valley during rainy season. Two blocks east of town square.

Rusk, TX Gardens

Bonner Bank Building

Cherokee County's first bank, established 1884, in 1865 building. Euclid St. and U.S. 69

Rusk, TX Historic Buildings

Texas State Railroad

Operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, antique steam engines power vintage coaches 25 miles to Palestine in the nation's longest, skinniest state park through dense East Texas forestlands. Reservations recommended. (In Texas call toll-free 1-800-442-8951.)

Rusk, TX Railroad History


Jim Hogg Historic Park

175-acre scenic forest area of lofty pines. Dedicated as memorial to Governor Hogg, attractions include restored birthplace, picnic areas, museum and family cemetery. Two mi. northeast off U.S. 84.

Rusk, TX Historic Parks

Things to do near Rusk, TX

Marshall Pottery & Museum

Established in 1896, one of the largest manufacturers of glazed pottery in the U.S., producing millions of red clay pots and ...

Wolf Creek Park

Fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, and hiking, all available in wooded park on beautiful Lake Livingston. Campsites for RVs ...

Regional Arts Center

Housed in former U.S. District Courthouse built in 1909 featuring ornate plaster, copper cage elevator, and 26-ft. ceiling in...

Stephen F. Austin Mast Arboretum

Started in 1985, this was the first arboretum at a university in Texas. Special features include an 11-acre arboretum of rare...

Gladewater Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...