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Upcoming Events in Rusk Texas


March

1 - 15 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

16 - 17 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

26 - 28 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

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

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

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

Bonner Bank Building

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

Rusk, TX Historic Buildings

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

Things to do near Rusk, TX

Lookout Mountain

First Monday Trade Days offers all sorts of wares, antiques, and collectibles. Camping facilities available with hookups and ...

Texas State Railroad

Operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, antique steam engines power vintage coaches 25 miles to Palestine in the nat...

Longview Country Club

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

Magnolia Ridge Country Club

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

Divine Nine & Alpine Target Golf

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...