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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

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


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

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

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

Things to do near Texarkana, AR

Oakland Cemetery

The Confederate Section of this cemetery is the final resting place for more than 200 Confederate soldiers; over 150 years of...

Hope Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Back in Time Museum

Private collection of buildings, equipment, cars and other treasures of the past; tours by appointment only ...

Charlotte Street Historic District

Historic Victorian downtown homes, library, museum, art gallery; reserved tour or self-guided tours ...

John Newton House

Restored 1849 historic home; only house open to the public in El Dorado that was built before the Civil War; decor reflects t...