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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

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

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


Things to do near Rusk, TX

Davy Crockett National Forest

Nearest entrance is about 11 miles west on Texas 94....

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

This 16,550-seat outdoor performing arts center, surrounded by lush, green forest, hosts some of Texas' best live performance...

Polk County Museum

Historical items including Early American glassware, Indian artifacts, tools and relics of early settlers, early logging and ...

Birthplace of Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson

Constructed of bricks made by slaves, the birthplace of former First Lady (born Claudia Taylor) is a handsome two-story struc...