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Rusk, Texas

  • 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. R...
    Texas State Railroad

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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

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


Bonner Bank Building

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

Rusk, TX Historic Buildings

Things to do near Rusk, TX

Pinecrest Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Michelson Art Museum

Features the work of the late Russian American post impressionist, Leo Michelson. The Museum also displays the Gloria and Ber...

Tyler Museum of Art

Three galleries featuring exhibits and a growing permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century art and photography. Gift sho...

Cherokee Country Golf Association

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

Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store

Features more than 250 specimens of animals, reptiles, and fish from Africa and North America. The Country Store depicts what...