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Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana, Arkansas

Texarkana was founded in the early 1870s where two railroads met at the Arkansas-Texas border. The town straddles the border and is, politically, two towns with the same name. State Line Avenue marks the boundary between the two states and the two cities. The only U.S. post office located in two states can be found at 500 State Line, where Photographer's Island is a popular spot for taking photos of people standing in two states simultaneously. Another unusual attraction is the Ace of Clubs House, built in the shape of a playing card "club."

Texarkana is also home to the Texarkana Regional Arts Center, which hosts touring exhibits and works by regional artists; the Perot Theater, where touring national and international acts perform in an ornate 1924 theatre; the interactive Discovery Place Children's Museum; and the Texarkana Museum of Regional History. Other attractions in the area include Millwood State Park; Old Washington Historic State Park; and the Clinton Center at Hope, where visitors can tour the childhood home of former President Bill Clinton.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

First Tee of Texarkana

A 70-acre golf facility which includes a 10-acre driving range, 1/2 acre Tif-dwarf putting green, 1 acre short game area, 2,500 sq. ft. Clubhouse, Teaching Center and a 9 hole Par 3 golf course.

Texarkana, AR Golf Courses

Texarkana Regional Arts Center

Directions: Take I-30 to State Line South (U.S. 71); go around the Post Office to West 4th then west to Texas Blvd. Housed in the former 1909 U.S. Federal Courthouse; now offers exhibits, lectures, classes, concerts; three galleries feature traveling exhibits

Texarkana, AR Arts

Texarkana Museum of Regional History

Tells the story of the city located in two states. Housed in the town's oldest brick building, all new galleries with exhibits tell of the region'

Texarkana, AR History


Garrison-McLain House

Directions: Stateline Avenue Exit off I-30; go south, then turn left on Seventh Street; turn right on Pecan Street; located at 6th and Pecan Streets. Tour this restored 1895 Queen Anne style home; home may be rented for weddings, dinners, special occasions, and meetings;

Texarkana, AR Historic Homes

Things to do near Texarkana, AR

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

Traces history from 1830 to present housed in a carefully restored Union Station depot; guided tours on request ...

Nevada County Depot Museum

Directions: U.S. 67 South, two miles from Interstate 30; watch for signs at two exits Restored railroad depot with exhibit...

The Band Museum

Directions: Downtown Pine Bluff Only museum in America devoted to band instruments, the history of bands and band music. The...

Delta Rivers Nature Center

An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility, the center features exhibits that reveal the natural history of Arkansas's Del...

Farm & Home Tours

Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa Guided tour of Southern Arkansas University's 65...