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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

Perot Theatre

Built in 1924 and originally known as the Saenger Theatre, this fully-restored Italian Renaissance theatre has hosted such performers as Douglas Fairbanks, Will Rogers and Annie Oakley; it now hosts top national/international stars and Broadway touring productions.

Texarkana, AR Theatres

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

Old Rondo Cemetery

Directions: Near Rondo United Methodist Church The tiny town of Rondo became the repository of some state records in 1864 when Union troops threatened Washington, which was serving as the Confederate capital at the time. Later, more than 80

Texarkana, AR Cemeteries

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

Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum

The auto museum located between Third and Broad Streets in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas, had its grand opening on Saturday, September 10, 2005. It is now open from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and from 1 pm to 4

Texarkana, AR Museums

Things to do near Texarkana, AR

Camden Confederate Monument

Directions: Ouachita County Courthouse Lawn...

Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery

Used as a campground by a number of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana units between late 1861 and early 1863. Many soldiers died ...

Prescott Mural

Depicts historical items in downtown Prescott including old iron bridge, railroad that started the town, Prairie DeAnn Battle...

Graham-Gaughan-Betts Home

Built for Major Joseph M. Graham and his wife Mary Washington (first cousin of George Washington) in 1856, this home served a...

Turner Neal Museum of Natural History

Museum of natural history of South Arkansas with three collections of big game; houses the Pomeroy Planetarium which seats 40...