Local Area Attractions
Rusk KOA has the best of both worlds to offer it's campers. We are located in a small quiet little town. There isn't much through-traffic so its very peaceful for a camping atmosphere. Yet on the other hand we are in a great location being located right in the middle of Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Shreveport. All of which make great day trips with endless possibilities for entertainment.
Centrally Located Between Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, and Shreveport
Rusk just happens to be ideally located right between all of these amazing cities, but also being far enough away to make the stay here peaceful and quiet. This makes the amount of day trips you can plan practically endless!
Tyler: The City of Endless Fun
Tyler. Wow. If you want a place to go where you can pretty much find anything you want to do on your family outing then look no further... and its only 40 miles away! If your kids are into animals then you can visit the Cadwell Zoo or the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. Feel like taking a stroll through a museum or two? Well they have The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, American Freedom Museum just to name a few! Want a hands on place for your kids to learn about science? Well the Center for Earth & Space Science Education and the Discovery Science Place are right up your alley then! You can even take a walk through the Tyler Rose Garden if you want to take a romantic walk through the flowers. On top of all that they have endless shopping and restaurants at the Broadway Square Mall and throughout the whole city!
Visit the Oldest Town in Texas
Nacogdoches is the oldest town in Texas and just happens to be only 30 miles outside of Rusk. Spend the day shopping in the historic downtown, take a hike on one of their creek trails, or visit the largest Azalea garden in Texas!
Museums and Zoos of Lufkin
Want an educational trip that the kids will love? Take a trip down to Lufkin, which is only about 35 miles south of Rusk, and see the many sights and sounds their facilities have to offer. Visit the Ellen Trout Zoo, the Museum of East Texas, and the Texas Forestry Museum!
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
The Texas State Railroad is pleased to present its newest signature dining experience on the Piney Woods Excursion Train, the Streamliner Diner. Reminiscent of mid-century rail dining, be treated to a delicious meal and spectacular east Texas scenery from our vintage dining rail car.
The Teddy Bears Train Ride
The Teddy Bear's Train ride departs the Rusk Depot Friday, August 7, at 11 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. The train will run to Maydelle where the engine will turn around on our historic 1890's turntable and then return to Rusk. The ride will feature special snacks, children's music, teddy bear coloring book pages and more! Plus there is an opportunity to meet the entire Beary Bear family, including Boomer, our 10- year old bear made famous through this summer's Facebook postings about his many travels and adventures.
Children 12 and under who bring their teddy bears to ride the train with them, get to ride for free. Pricing for Standard Coach/Open Air is $25 Adult (ages 13 and up), $15 Child (ages 12 and under without a teddy bear) and Lone Star is $45 Adult (ages 13 and up), $25 Child (ages 12 and under without a teddy bear).
Pints in the Pines
Lone Star: $75
Pints in the PinesThis special Adults Only (21 and older) train ride will depart the Rusk Depot Saturday, September 26th offering a relaxing journey through our beautiful East Texas countryside. Passengers will have an opportunity to sample 8 beers/ales from Texas breweries with appetizers and live entertainment.
Reservations must be booked by 5 p.m. Wednesday the 23rd.