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Upcoming Events in Rusk Texas


March

26 - 12 Dogwood Steam Train Excursion - Sit back and listen to the cry of the old steam engine while watching the dogwoods, redbuds, jasmine and plum trees flow magically by. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Mar 16-19, 23-26, 30-Apr2


Address: Texas State Railroad State Park , Rusk, Texas
Ph: 800-442-8951 (Always call and confirm events)

April

13 - 14 Dogwood Steam Train Excursion - Sit back and listen to the cry of the old steam engine while watching the dogwoods, redbuds, jasmine and plum trees flow magically by. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations recommended.

Address: Texas State Railroad State Park , Rusk, Texas
Ph: 800-442-8951 (Always call and confirm events)

May

23 - 25 Annual Armed Forces Day Weekend - Event honors our military past and present. Friday is an education day for school children. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Address: Palestine Depot , Rusk, Texas
Ph: 800-442-8951 (Always call and confirm events)

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Rusk/Palestine State Park

Each of the two units of the park offers outdoor fun and recreation, such as camping, hiking, picnicking, and pedal boating, along with watching native birds and small mammals. Rusk/

Rusk, TX State Parks

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

Old Rusk Penitentiary Bldg.

Central administration building of present Rusk State Hospital built as main building of former Rusk State Prison, 1878. Iron structures, including dome of State Capitol, fabricated here by prisoners. Ave. A and U.S. 69. Historical marker gives details.

Rusk, TX Historic Markers

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

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

Martin Creek Lake Fishing Report

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ACCURATE FISHING REPORTS: This is just to remind you that fishing reports are given with the best inten...

Caddo Lake Steamboat Company

Ply the waters of Caddo Lake aboard the Graceful Ghost steamboat. It's a replica of an 1890s paddle wheel riverboat, like tho...

Wonderland of Lights

Held annually Thanksgiving - New Year's Day features millions of tiny white lights. This is one of the largest concerted holi...