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Texarkana, Texas

Texarkana is commercially and culturally one city, but is two separate municipalities, one in Texas and one in Arkansas. The Federal Building is the only one of its kind in America. Photo Island on State Line Avenue in front of the post office is a popular photo spot as tourists can stand with one foot in Texas and one in Arkansas.

The Nation's only bistate Justice Center serves two states at State Line Avenue and Broad Street. The Center houses courts and jail for two states, two counties and two cities. Like the Post Office, Justice Center is built squarely on the Arkansas-Texas line.

The city is the home of Texarkana Community College and Texas A&M Univeristy - Texarkana.

A Scott Joplin mural, at Third and Main Streets downtown, colorfully depicts the life and accomplishments of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical pioneer from Texarkana. In the first two decades of the 20th century, Texarkana's Joplin was America's "King of Ragtime." Joplin's works have been recently rediscovered. He is best known as the composer of "Maple Leaf Rag," and his music was used as the theme in the movie, "The Sting."

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Ace of Clubs House

Legend says James Draughon won a huge pot in poker game by playing the ace of clubs. House's floor plan is based on the club on that card. Elegant 1885

Texarkana, TX Historic Homes

Regional Arts Center

Housed in former U.S. District Courthouse built in 1909 featuring ornate plaster, copper cage elevator, and 26-ft. ceiling in grand hall. Serves as focal point for the visual arts including national touring, juried and invitational exhibitions. At Fourth St. &

Texarkana, TX Arts

Oaklawn Opry

Good old family entertainment every Sat. night specializing in new and old country/western music. Doors open at 6:30, show starts 7:30

Texarkana, TX Entertainment

Discovery Place

Rotating displays geared for children, but adults enjoy, too!

Texarkana, TX Entertainment

Perot Theatre

1,600-seat neo-Renaissance theater elegantly restored to its original royal blue and gilt splendor with gleaming chandeliers and mirrored checkerboard marble lobby. Features national/

Texarkana, TX Theatres

Things to do near Texarkana, TX

Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens

Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens is a circa 1835 wood-frame house interpreted to the 1840 to 1860 time period when the...

Rose Hill Ampitheater

Unique amphitheater is located in natural crater that is 60 feet deep and 300 yards in diameter. Legend has it that crater wa...

East Texas Discovery Well

In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. Joiner and an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter had...

Houstan County Lake Camping/Parks

Crockett Family Resort From Loop 304 on the northwest side of Crockett, take FM 229 approximately 7 miles west, and turn r...

Sabine National Forest

Nearest entrance about five miles east on F.M. 353. ...