The Texas State Railroad is located approximately 2 ½ hours from Dallas and 3 hours from Houston. Both of our depots are located on US Hwy 84 between the cities of Palestine, Texas and Rusk, Texas.


Directions to Rusk Depot
Located approximately 3 miles
West of downtown Rusk on US Hwy 84.



Physical Location

Park Road 76

Rusk, TX 75785

Directions to Palestine Depot
Located approximately 2 miles
East of Loop 256 in Palestine on US Hwy 84.



Physical Location

789 Park Road 70

Palestine, TX 75801




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Approximate mileage to Palestine
From Shreveport 135 mi.
From Dallas (South) 120 mi.
From Houston (NW) 150 mi.
From Texarkana  156 mi.
From Austin 185 mi.
From Fort Worth 134 mi.
From Waco  100 mi.


Approximate mileage to Rusk
From Shreveport 110 mi.
From Dallas (South) 145 mi.
From Houston (NE) 150 mi.
From Texarkana  131 mi.
From Austin 210 mi.
From Fort Worth 160 mi.
From Waco  130 mi.



Area Information


Enjoy all the country charm, learn about the colorful heritage and enjoy the many outdoor adventures which await you in the heart of East Texas.


For more information about the many seasonal activities in each community, dining and recreational opportunities, log onto these helpful web sites. Your East Texas adventure and warm Texas hospitality awaits you!


Local Partners:




Palestine Chamber of Commerce
Visit Palestine

Palestine Convention & Visitors Bureau

825 Spring Street
Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 723-3014 or (800) 659-3484

Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce

401 West Main Street
Palestine, Texas 75801
(903) 729-6066

Rusk Texas Chamber of Commerce
 415 North Main – P.O. Box 67
Rusk, TX 75785
(903) 683-4242 or 1-800-933-2381


Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
526 E. Commerce
Jacksonville, Texas 75766

(903) 586-2217 or 1-800-376-2217
Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau
315 N. Broadway Ave.
Tyler, TX 75702



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