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TexarkanaUnited States of America

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.

Top hotels in Texarkana

Best Western Plus Texarkana Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Texarkana Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
The price is SG$84 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct

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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (976 reviews)

"the cleanliness and the service was super nice the from the front desk antendace"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct,2020

Best Western Plus Texarkana Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr
Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$102 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (265 reviews)

"Check in was easy and room was clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on 14 Aug,2020

Holiday Inn Texarkana Arkansas Conv Ctr
Baymont by Wyndham Texarkana
Baymont by Wyndham Texarkana
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$80 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Arkansas Convention Center and Holiday Springs Water Park. Spring Lake Park and CHRISTUS ...

3.8/5Good! (451 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel. Quick and easy check in. Staff was a1!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct,2020

Baymont by Wyndham Texarkana
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.

Holiday Rentals in Texarkana

Cozy and Comfortable 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Rustic Cabin
Cozy and Comfortable 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Rustic Cabin

Situated on the waterfront, this cabin is within 12 miles (20 km) of Tex-Ark Antique Auto Museum, Lindsey Railroad Museum and Perot Theater. Museum of Regional ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Great Experience

"My wife and I stayed four nights and had a blast. The fishing was great. We caught sunfish, largemouth bass, and crappie everyday. There are also some good catfish in the lake that John fed by hand for us one evening. The cabin was very clean and cozy, and couldn't have been better. John and Toni ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep,2020

Cozy and Comfortable 1 Bedroom 1 Bath Rustic Cabin
Coulter Farmstead
Coulter Farmstead
3 out of 5
The price is SG$148 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct

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 ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Oh my word! This place is amazing. If you're looking for something off the beaten path and a old world feel but still has all your modern amenities, then this is a place for you. The owner is fantastic and a amazing host. I cannot recommend this place any more. This will be our new place away from ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep,2020

Coulter Farmstead
Washington Grace Cottage
Washington Grace Cottage

Located in Washington, this family-friendly holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Historic Washington State Park, and within 12 mi (20 km) of President William ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Treasure Hunting with the Grandchildren

"This was a great place to stay with our 6 and 7 year old grandchildren. There was plenty of history just at the house. We took several walks in the quiet neighborhood, ate at the a tavern, went to dig for diamonds and explored the Indian burial site. The boys never missed their electronics! We all ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct,2020

Washington Grace Cottage
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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Historic Washington State Park
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Historic Washington State Park

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