Texarkana

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Texarkana

Straddle the state line between Texas and Arkansas and take photos of the town’s famous courthouse and a painting paying homage to an influential musician.

Stand in two places at once in Texarkana, Arkansas. The famous border town is mirrored by its twin city of Texarkana, Texas. Skip between state lines as you discover the town’s offerings.

Get your camera ready at the Texarkana Post Office and Federal Courthouse. The austere building is the only U.S. Post Office that sits in two states. It is one of the most photographed courthouses in the United States. Go upstairs to the second-floor historic exhibit to learn about Texarkana’s history.

Discover how trains shaped Texarkana at the Lindsay Railroad Museum. The town was founded in 1873 with the Cairo & Fulton Railroad on the Arkansas side and the Texas & Pacific Railroad on the Texas side. Over the next century, nine railroads set up regional offices in town. Explore interactive exhibits, films and photographs.

Pay homage to Texarkana’s most famous resident at the Scott Joplin Mural. See the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s life and achievements play out across the colorful outdoor painting. Scott Joplin, who is known as the "The Father of Ragtime Music," was born in Texarkana. The town influenced many of his works.

Learn more about the city at the Texarkana Museum of Regional History. Browse exhibits focusing on the area’s agriculture and early industry, along with spotlights on its role in the civil rights movement and World War II. Check out pottery made by the native Caddo people. Learn more about Scott Joplin in an interactive music exhibit.

Check out 50 years of auto manufacturing at Four States Auto Museum. See rotating displays of classic cars and delve into the adjacent automobile library.

Relax in Bobby Ferguson Park with a stroll along its walking trail or a picnic in the park. Try your luck fishing for catfish in Lake Dieffenbacher.

Don’t leave Texarkana without taking a photo on Photographer’s Island. Located on State Line Avenue, the area features a large sign marking the border between Texas and Arkansas.

Best Western Plus Texarkana Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Texarkana Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
5219 Cross Roads Pkwy, Texarkana, AR
The price is AU$120 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Situated in Texarkana, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arkansas Convention Center and Holiday Springs Water Park. Spring Lake Park and Texarkana ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"Weight room equipment not working and no wipes for equipment that was working."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2022

Best Western Plus Texarkana Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
5200 Convention Plaza Dr, Texarkana, AR
The price is AU$133 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arkansas Convention Center and Holiday Springs Water Park. Spring Lake Park and Texarkana ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (366 reviews)
"Rooms were clean and super quiet. My only complaint is the bedding is super thin. We didn't request additional blankets, but I'm sure they would have provided some. The lighting in the bathroom is super dim, too."

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2022

Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Texarkana East, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Texarkana East, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
5210 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, AR
The price is AU$121 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Situated in Texarkana, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Holiday Springs Water Park and Arkansas Convention Center. Spring Lake Park and Texarkana Fair ...
4/5 Very Good! (591 reviews)
"Easy access and property was clean and room was bigger than expected"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Texarkana East, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Coulter Farmstead
Coulter Farmstead
3 out of 5
209 NE Gray Street, Washington, AR
The price is AU$214 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Situated in a state park, this cabin is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Historic Washington State Park and within 12 miles (20 km) of President William Jefferson Clinton ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"The whole property is unique considering its a farmstead thats almost 200 years old! Bradley (the owner) has managed to keep the rustic pioneer feel of the place while including modern amenities. I didnt explore the town much, just enjoyed the quiet solitude of the property I was a little dissapointed ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Coulter Farmstead
Cozy and comfortable 1 bedroom 1 bath rustic cabin
Cozy and comfortable 1 bedroom 1 bath rustic cabin
112 S County Road, 221, Texarkana, AR
Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is within 12 miles (20 km) of Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum, Lindsey Railroad Museum and Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Perfect getaway
"We loved everything about this cute little cabin. It had everything we needed for our short stay here. My husband did some fishing and we both enjoyed sitting out by the fire ring. The area was very quiet and relaxing. John and Toni were friendly and quick to answer any questions we had. We would ..."

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

Cozy and comfortable 1 bedroom 1 bath rustic cabin
Spacious Cabin at Millwood Lake
Spacious Cabin at Millwood Lake
492 Hwy 317, Ashdown, AR
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly holiday home is within 25 mi (40 km) of Millwood Lake, Fun Country Park and Holiday Springs Water Park. Discovery ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (15 reviews)
Fisherman’s vacation
"Rental was very clean and great location to the lake. Ron was extremely helpful with any questions I had. This house is perfect if you bring boats as Ron has the perfect setup for easy in and out of property. Thanks for the great stay Ron."

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2021

Spacious Cabin at Millwood Lake
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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