Experience a journey back in time and re-live America's wartime past at the Louisiana Military Museum. The museum offers over 200 years of military memorabilia. The most voluminous part of the collection is the weapons ranging from swords and muskets to heavy machine guns. Artillery pieces and aircraft are showcased on the museum grounds. A collection of South Vietnamese medals on display are just an example of the rare items found in the museum.
Visit the Lincoln Parish Museum and listen as the "Walls That Talk" tell seven vivid stories about the history and heritage of Ruston and Lincoln Parish.
To experience some area's African American Heritage, travel to the campus of Grambling State University and visit the newly opened Eddie G. Robinson Museum. Robinson coached the Grambling State Tigers for 56 years. In that time, Robinson helped countless players achieve their personal dreams of playing in the NFL, as well as helping many young athletes know the success of graduating from college. Along the way, he became the winningest coach in NCAA history with 408 wins, surpassing Alabama's Bear Bryant to seize the record. His achievements made him a national sports icon for his enduring spirit and his love for life through coaching.
Museum exhibits include a timeline of Robinson's life, a theater that will show an 8-10 minute Robinson documentary film, an NFL room that will highlight the more than 200 players that played professional football after playing for Robinson, among others assets designed to showcase Robinson's rich coaching legacy.
Add a little flavor to the experience by enjoying the local cuisine. From the Southern fried chicken, black-eyed peas and hot water cornbread to the summer pleasure of Ruston peach cobbler, local restaurants offer a delightful culinary experience featuring a variety of Southern classics sure to leave you with an appreciation for an empty plate!
The area boasts some of the best outdoor activities available anywhere in the South. Lincoln Parish is home to the first Tom Fazio-designed golf course in Louisiana and Squire Creek Country Club is rated by Golf Digest as the No.1 golf course in the state and one of the best in the country. Lincoln Parish Park features a world-class mountain bike trail that is rated among the best in the south.
Shopping completes the experience of Ruston and Lincoln Parish. Over 100 talented artists creating everything from pottery, paintings, woodcarvings, and intricate ironwork to jewelry, quilts and sculptures, live and work here. Ruston's historic downtown district is filled with turn-of-the-century buildings housing art galleries, antique stories, boutique style shops and new restaurants to enjoy.
Experience the Peach Capitol of Louisiana, Ruston and Lincoln Parish, and see why it is A Peach of a Place to Visit!!!