Monday, March 28, 2016

5 Fun Kids Activities in Ruston

Written by Tori Ward, Marketing/PR Assistant 

Entertaining kids can be tricky business, especially when traveling. We want to make your time in Ruston, La. as family-friendly as possible, which is why we've put together a list of the top 5 kids activities to experience in Ruston & Lincoln Parish! 

1. Ruston & Lincoln Parish Parks
Ruston & Lincoln Parish has an abundance of parks and play areas. With jungle gyms, covered pavilions, picnic tables, Frisbee golf courses and more, you’re sure to enjoy a day outdoors with the kids at one of our local parks. Lincoln Parish Park is a local favorite for families looking for some fun and safe outdoor adventure. You can find a list of all Ruston parks here. If you'd like to discover more things to do outdoors, check out our 10 Reasons to Get Outside in Ruston blog! 

Huckleberry Trails Park | Ruston, LA

2. Schedule a visit to the IDEA Place at LA Tech
The IDEA Place is a great spot for the entire family with exciting science exhibits, interesting activities, and lots of fun! They are conveniently located on the Louisiana Tech campus in Woodard Hall. The IDEA Place hosts various events throughout the year for children and families, and the exhibits are available for visitors Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm by appointment. Call 318-257-2866 to schedule a visit. 

IDEA Place, LA Tech Campus | Ruston, LA
The Eddie G. Robinson Museum located in Grambling, La. is a hidden gem of North Louisiana. This museum tells the story of College Football Hall of Fame member Coach Eddie G. Robinson and his perseverance, dedication, and love of football. It's a fun and unique experience for the entire family, and admission is free. For hours and more information, click here

Eddie G. Robinson Museum | Grambling, LA

4. Events at the Lincoln Parish Library 
Lincoln Parish Library hosts multiple events every week for families and kids. Bring the kiddos to the library to watch a family-friendly movie, participate in fun activities, or attend a book club (ages 9-12). You can see the full calendar of events here

Event at Lincoln Parish Library | Ruston, LA

5. Art Lessons at Positive Space Studio 
Positive Space Studio offers after-school art lessons, summer camps, holiday camps, and private parties for kids and adults. Get a group together for a private party and let the creativity flow! Check their Facebook for upcoming events/camps or book your private party by calling 318-791-3574. 

Art workshop at Positive Space Studio | Ruston, LA

We've also added a few other suggestions based on age! 

For younger kids:

  • North Village Plaza: Grab a sweet treat from Eskamoe's and let the kids play on the playground in this new and developing shopping area.  
For older kids:
  • Louisiana Military Museum: There is a ton of history packed into the Louisiana Military Museum in Ruston. This two-story building has so many stories to tell with its diverse collection of war memorabilia, military uniforms, weapons, and much more. Kids, teenagers and adults will all find this one-of-a-kind museum to be highly interesting and entertaining. As an added bonus, admission is free.
  • Lincoln Parish Museum: The Lincoln Parish Museum has a huge collection of art, antiques, treasured items and more. The most popular feature of this museum is the "Walls That Talk" audio tour that tells the stories of the murals pained throughout the historic house. This museum also has free admission. 


We hope you find these activities fun for the entire family! Let us know your favorite family/ children's activity in Ruston & Lincoln Parish in the comments below. 





Tori Ward is a proud Louisiana native, born and raised in Shreveport, La. She is a Louisiana State University alumna and has a passion for all things PR. Tori is an avid movie watcher, coffee fanatic and lover of the outdoors. She is currently attending Louisiana Tech to pursue a master’s degree in business administration.

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