Ruston Travel Guide

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Ruston Overview

Ruston is a city in and the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] The population was 20,546 at the 2000 census. Ruston rests on the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex and is the home of Louisiana Tech University. Its economy is built to cater to its college population.

Ruston is the principal city of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Lincoln and Jackson parishes.

Most cultural activities are offered by Louisiana Tech. There are many shops downtown that one can visit. There are many restaurants chains and the new eight-screen Celebrity Theater has increased the level of activities in the city of Ruston. Other university-based opportunities exist at Grambling (6 miles) and Monroe (35 miles). Northern Louisiana is largely rural and does not offer the amenities of an urban center.