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Rusk, Texas

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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

Scenic Drive

Several routes near Rusk offer excellent woodland scenery: U.S. 69 both north and south; also F.M. 347, F.M. 747 (neither shown on most maps) that lead north from U.S. 84

Rusk, TX Scenic Drives

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

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

Things to do near Rusk, TX

Old Town Well

Dug to a depth of 27 feet by slave labor in 1860, the old town well supplied citizens as well as travelers on El Camino Real ...

Cypress Valley Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Exotic Cat Refuge & Wildlife Orphanage

Non-profit reserve offers refuge and rehabilitation to endangered exotic cats and other wildlife. It's a state and federally ...

Joe Roughneck Statue

Commemorating George William Strake, who brought in the 19,000-acre Conroe Oil Field in 1931 and became Houston's first oil m...