Local Area Attractions
Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari
Nestled in the lush piney woods of East Texas, Cherokee Trace Drive-thru Safari is a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. See dozens of exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory. At your own pace, enjoy a self-guided drive through the hills and open savannahs of this 300-acre park. Only 20 minutes from the Rusk KOA Campground.
Toyland Combat Vehicle and Military Museum
Have you ever wondered where the military weapons and vehicles come from for movies? This it the place! Come see and touch actual military equipment that's been used in the movies. Or see the miniature horses and cattle.
Adrenaline Rush Zip Line
Looking for a GREAT adventure? Come and zip over ponds, trees and meadows. Choose the package that's right for you. Choose from 5 to 8 zip lines Don't forget to include the longest zip line in Texas, the Adrenaline Rush. At almost 1/3 of a mile, you'll zip over the meadow at a pace ( 40+ mph)that'll get your heart pumping ! From first time Adrenalines to aerial artists come give it a try.
Texas State Railroad
The Texas State Railroad is a historic 25-mile railroad that runs between Palestine and Rusk, Texas. The train is made up of vintage coaches with open windows and comfortable seating. There are a variety of different options of excursions as well as special events that are offered throughout most of the year. During the holiday season The Polar Express Train Ride is offered on select days and dates.
Birmingham Forest Golf Club
Birmingham Forest Golf Club is a family-owned, 9 hole course, in the Rolling Hills and Piney Woods of East Texas in the small town of Rusk. The course first opened in 1967, and in the following decades it has earned a reputation as one of the best courses of it's size in the Lone Star State. In fact, the Dallas Morning News once name it 35th in the "Best 9-Hole Courses" in Texas.