Top 10 Things to do in Texarkana, United States

August 9, 2017 Jana Sager

Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. It is a twin city with neighboring Texarkana, Arkansas. The population of the Texas city was 37,280 at the 2015 census estimate. The city and its Arkansas counterpart form the core of the Texarkana Metropolitan Statistical Area, encompassing all of Bowie County, Texas, and Miller County, Arkansas. The two cities had a combined population of 66,330 at the 2010 census, and the metropolitan area had a total population of 136,027.
Restaurants in Texarkana

1. State Line Post Office and Federal Building

500 N State Line Ave, Texarkana, AR 71854-5957
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

State Line Post Office and Federal Building

The downtown Texarkana Post Office sits on the state line of Texarkana and Arkansas. The Post Office is so unique that it has been noted to be the 2nd most photographed Post Office in the United States!

Reviewed By nowincolorado - Colorado Springs, CO

This building was on my bucket list of places to see! It is so unique because it is the only building situated in 2 states! That being said, you would think they would have a special postmark or any postmark for that matter.

I stood in line at the post office and when I got to the window, the clerk said they don't have a post mark - only pre-stamped envelopes. So very disappointing!!

The building may sit on the state line of TX and AR but the post office inside is on the AR side.

2. Perot Theatre

221 Main St, Texarkana, TX 75501-5602 +1 903-792-4992
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Perot Theatre

The beautiful restored Perot Theatre, located in downtown Texarkana at 3rd and Main St, has been a landmark since 1924 when it opened as the Saenger Amusement Company's "Gateway to the Southwest" theatre. Fully restored by the City of Texarkana, TX in 1979-80, the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Texarkana natives, H. Ross Perot and his sister Bette, through the Perot Foundation, contributed much of the restoration costs in memory of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Ross Perot. In recognition of this contribution, the Texarkana, TX City Council renamed the building - The Perot Theatre. The theatre annually hosts the Perot Theatre Series, as well as numerous rentals throughout the year. The Perot Theatre is owned by the City of Texarkana, TX and the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council is contracted to program and manage the theatre.

Reviewed By David J - Texarkana, Texas

What a magnificent venue. This is a treasure from an earlier age and we really enjoyed the music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s (in reverse order) performed by the very talented and versatile cast. Bathrooms are inadequate and this would be a problem if there were more people.

3. Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

420 Pine St, Texarkana, TX 75501-5513 +1 903-793-4831
Excellent
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4.5 based on 57 reviews

Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House

Built in 1885, this Italianate Victorian home is uniquely designed in the shape of a club because (as legend has it) money to build the house was from the winnings of a poker game with a lucky draw of the ace of clubs. Filled with original furnishings dating from the 1720s to the 1940s from the last occupants of the house, it is regarded as one of the best attractions in the country. "You rarely see a house that is so perfect in every detail and spans the years of a family having the house for 100 years." --Bob Vila, star of TV's hit "Home Again" and "America's Guide to Historic Homes" "The Ace of Clubs House is a real Texarkana treasure." --Stuart Whitehurst, of PBS' hit series "Antiques Roadshow"

Reviewed By 30183Kay - Arlington, Texas

This was a very interesting place to visit. It is an old house in need of restoration, but, nevertheless, very interesting. Besides the shoes, the black and gold moldings were very different. A video gives you an introduction to the house. Well worth a visit.

4. Four States Auto Musuem

217 Laurel St, Texarkana, AR 71854-6051 +1 870-772-2886
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Four States Auto Musuem

Reviewed By Tyra H - Jayess, Mississippi

I had no idea this place was only open on the weekends. It happened that we drove up on Friday and a few gentlemen were leaving from a meeting inside. When I told them we would like to see the museum, they volunteered to open just for us to take a walk through. The staff was courteous and very knowledgeable. Thanks guys!!

5. Texarkana Convention Center

4610 Cowhorn Creek Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503-2572 +1 903-792-1065
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Texarkana Convention Center

Reviewed By Veronnica3 - Texarkana, Texas

I attended a Mothers' Day Brunch the last of April 2016 at the Texarkana Convention Center and it was wonderful!!! It was total luxury from the moment you entered the building...beautiful spacious & very clean facility. The staff was neatly dressed and extremely accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious!

6. Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk

100 E Front St, Texarkana, AR 71854-5907
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5 based on 21 reviews

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Tours take you deep into downtown Texarkana's bloody heart to learn the authentic local history complete with whispering ghosts, dark shadows, ghastly crimes, cutthroat murders and eternally lost souls. Hear the uncanny, unnerving true events that happened right where you stand. Tours start Saturday night at 9pm at the Lindsey Railroad Museum located at 202 East Broad Street. Come early and tour the Museum for FREE!

Reviewed By PatInSanJose - SJ

This tour is just about the weirdest one we've been on. Imagine traipsing through dark alleys late at night in the almost deserted downtown Texarkana. Lots of Texarkana history. The ghost stories are also interesting, but the city (cities) of Texarkana could do a lot to enhance that aspect. The buildings highlighted on the tour could have images of the purported ghosts, for example, possibly images that you can't see easily until a flashlight illuminates them in the dark. There are a few places along the tour with really eerie lighting and "haunty" wall drawings; it would be really neat if there were more, and even better if those lights only came on during the tours, which are Saturday nights from 9:00 to 10:30. Come on Chamber of Commerce - this is Texarkana's #1 tourist attraction. Pitch in to make it even better and maybe get more attention for the city. It would be a small investment.

7. Discovery Place Children's Museum

215 Pine St, Texarkana, TX 75501-5653 +1 903-793-4831
Excellent
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4 based on 33 reviews

Discovery Place Children's Museum

Reviewed By KaeRaeZ

Parents delight also in sharing the experience of learning with their children. Not a passive playdate, but a memory building experience for all ages to interact. My niece and I will have a time well always recall with findness on our girls day adventure fest!

8. Holiday Springs Water Park

5501 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, AR 71854-2303 +1 870-772-2200
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4 based on 16 reviews

Holiday Springs Water Park

Reviewed By 1scrappyRN

This part is great for kids of all ages and even has an adult only pool for quiet relaxation. There is a huge sand area as well as an awesome climbing play center for younger kids. The food prices are ok as well for water parks. There are DJ's and music for the kids as well as plenty of life guards.

9. Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council

321 W 4th St, Texarkana, TX 75501-5640 +1 903-792-8681
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5 based on 9 reviews

Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council

Reviewed By filmbuffintexas - Texarkana,Texas

The Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC) which is housed in a 1908 Federal Courthouse Building in Texarkana's Arts District was named Best Art Gallery in 2014 by the readers of the Texas Magazine, CountyLine Magazine, which serves the Upper East Side of Texas.

The talents of local, regional, and national artists are displayed on 3 floors. They host an annual regional juried student show and an adult exhibition as well. We were fortunate enough to catch the exhibit of Baron Stanhope, a Retrospective, before it closed on October 31.

Cabe Hall which is located on the second floor would be a wonderful place to host any event since it can accommodate up to 150 guests. Kaye Baxter, Rental & Volunteer Coordinator, and her staff will help you coordinate all of your event arrangements from flower services, to catering to photo shoots and ceremonies. Texarkana is most fortunate to have a wonderful groups of vendors who are gifted at providing whatever service you may require to make your special event a success.

I was very impressed by their Women for the Arts (WFA) For Art's Sake Gift Shop which is located on the First Floor. Even though I have visited other art museum gift shops, I found this gift shop to contain such a varied and wonderful selection of gifts at every price starting from $6. I was fortunate enough to purchase a small gold Christmas Tree which will be a welcome addition to my Christmas decorations this year. Nothing like Decking the Halls during the Holidays!

Finally, I want to mention that you should mark your calendars for their upcoming ARTS MARKET where local and regional artists will have their art displayed in the Arts Center at the Museum. The Arts Market will be held on Friday, December 4 from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, December 5 from 10 am to 4 pm

Travelers Note: Yes, they do have dedicated Parking for their museum's visitors. However, since the parking spots are limited to about 10, you might consider parking on the street or at the train station nearby!

105 Olive St, Texarkana, AR 71854-5929 +1 903-826-3219
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5 based on 5 reviews

1894 Gallery

1894 Gallery is located inside the historic 1894 City Market. The place for local and regional art. Lookers and buyers are welcome. The historic setting and the hanging walls of art makes this truly a must stop for art lovers and architectural appreciation.

Reviewed By Brandy R

The 1894 Gallery is located in one of the most awesome historic buildings in Texarkana, USA. I've watched the renovation from the beginning and I am in awe of the beauty of the Gallery; from the original polished floors to the paint scheme, to the...MoreThank you for the lovely review

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