Texarkana Travel Guide
Deserving of a mention in Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic song ‘Cotton Fields’, Texarkana straddles the border to Louisiana and is officially two towns sharing the same name. The main appeal for many tourists is the city’s unique location, making for some quirky attractions. The border between the two states and the two cities is marked by State Line Avenue.
Located in the Timberlands region, Texarkana is the ideal gateway to this vast area of great natural beauty. Particularly popular with anglers and hunters, it is one of the best deer hunting regions in Arkansas and also home to plenty of lunker bass in its pristine rivers and lakes.
The Texarkana Museum of Regional History traces the history of the city located in two states. It is housed in the oldest building in town but features modern exhibits going back to recovered artifacts from the time of the early French and Spanish explorers. A music section tells of native son Scott Joplin, ‘the father of ragtime music’.
Photographer’s Island: offers a unique photo opportunity where you can stand in two states - Arkansas and Texas - at the same time.
Ace of Clubs House: was built in 1885 with the winnings from a poker game in the shape of a playing card ‘club’.
Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum: features automobiles spanning the last five decades and a range of related displays.
Perot Theater: is a fully restored Italian Renaissance theater hosting leading top national and international stars as well as touring Broadway productions.
Garrison-McLain House: from 1895 in Queen Anne style is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and can be rented for functions.****