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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

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

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

Things to do near Texarkana, AR

Hunter-Coulter House Museum

Built in 1918, furnished with period furniture, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; antique farm tools, teach...

Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield State Park

Directions: 13 miles south of Sheridan on the banks of the Saline River General Steele's Federal troops were desperately t...

Prairie DeAnn Battlefield

The scene of heavy skirmishes April 9-12, 1864 as Southern soldiers sought to blunt the Union drive toward the Red River. Tho...

Garrison-McLain House

Directions: Stateline Avenue Exit off I-30; go south, then turn left on Seventh Street; turn right on Pecan Street; located a...

Fort Southerland Park

Fort Southerland (also known as Fort Diamond) and Fort Lookout were both part of the formidable fortifications started by Con...