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Ruston is the fourth-largest city in Northern Louisiana, with a population of about 23,000 people, and is home to Louisiana Tech University.


Louisiana map
Ruston is located in northern Louisiana - indicated by the red dot on this map.

Get in[edit]

Ruston comes on the interstate highway 20 between two bigger cities of North Louisiana. These two cities are eastbound Monroe and westbound Shreveport.

Ruston is also located along US Highway 167, a good route for those coming from Alexandria, LA to the south or Little Rock, AR to the north.

By plane[edit]

  • Hale Hall - Admissions and Architecture building for Louisiana Tech
    Monroe Regional Airport (MLU IATA) - the birthplace of Delta Air Lines - is served by Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and United Airlines.
Louisiana Tech football stadium

Get around[edit]

Louisiana Tech's baseball and softball fields


Downtown Ruston
  • Louisiana Tech Football (Joe Aillet Stadium).
  • Lincoln Parish Park, 211 Parish Park Rd, +1 318 251-5156. 8AM - 7PM. Rated as one of the best mountain bike trails in America, Lincoln Parish Park is a treasure for mountain bike lovers and noncyclists, too. The ten-mile trail offers a challenging and exciting course for not only the advanced rider, but beginners alike. Beach with lifeguards offered from Memorial day to Labor Day. Campground: RV (Full hookups include water, sewage, and electricity at each site) - $25.00 (tax included) per night. Primitive Camping (tents only) - $17.00 (tax included) per night.






  • Hampton Inn, 1315 North Trenton, +1 318-251-3090
  • Super 8, 1101 Cooktown Rd, +1 318 255-0588.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Ruston
ShreveportArcadia  W I-20.svg E  MonroeVicksburg
Pine BluffEl Dorado  N US 63.svg S  END
ShreveportArcadia  W US 80.svg E  MonroeVicksburg
Little RockEl Dorado  N US 167.svg S  WinnfieldAlexandria

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