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.