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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.


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

Get in


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

  • 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

Louisiana Tech's baseball and softball fields


Downtown Ruston
  • Louisiana Tech Football (Joe Aillet Stadium), 1450 W Alabama Ave, +1 318-257-3631.
  • 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.
  • North Louisiana Military Museum, 201 Memorial Dr. Artillery and military equipment and other displays in homage to the men and women of uniform. +1 318-251-5099
  • Lincoln Parish Museum, 609 N Vienna St. Regional history, like maybe something on Jack Kerouac's mention of Ruston. +1 318-251-0018
  • Autrey House Museum, 8297-8201, LA-151, Dubach. Oldest dogtrot house in Lincoln Parish, built in 1848.
  • 1 Eddie G. Robinson Museum, 126 Jones St., Grambling, +1 318-247-6337, . Dedicated to the life and career of the late Grambling State University football coach. Opened in February 2010.




  • 1 North Park Mall Shopping Center, 309 North Service Rd E.






  • 1 Hampton Inn, 1315 North Trenton, +1 318-251-3090.



Stay safe


Emergency services

  • For all emergency services, dial 911.
  • Law enforcement is provided by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff and the Ruston Police Department. The Louisiana State Police generally patrol areas outside of the city limits and often assist on major crimes.
  • For all health concerns, medical assistance can be found at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center. The hospital is located on E Vaughn Ave.

Go next

Routes through Ruston
ShreveportArcadia  W  E  MonroeVicksburg
Pine BluffEl Dorado  N  S  END
ShreveportArcadia  W  E  MonroeVicksburg
Little RockEl Dorado  N  S  WinnfieldAlexandria

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