Texarkana Arkansas

Texarkana isn't exactly your average city, as half of it can be found in Arkansas and the other half in Texas. Texarkana Arkansas can be found in the southwestern part of the state, and while it's a fairly small city, it's pretty big on attractions. A good amount of the attractions in Texarkana are family-friendly, and the area woodlands and lakes encourage plenty of outdoor recreation. Enjoying both city-related attractions and natural attractions in Arkansas is pretty much par for the course wherever you decide to visit, and it's no different in Texarkana. There are some good Texarkana hotels in and around the downtown area, but if you prefer staying closer to nature, there are some area campgrounds that might suit your fancy. There's something for everyone in Texarkana Arkansas, so plan your trip today and keep the whole group satisfied.

Some of the best fishing in Arkansas can be enjoyed on a Texarkana vacation, and you can always head to Lake Millwood or Lake Wright Patman if you are interested in doing some angling. Kayaking and canoeing on these lakes is possible as well, and when the weather heats up they make for terrific swimming holes. Playing a little golf is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in Arkansas, and there are some good golf courses in and around Texarkana that should more than meet your needs. Some of the area golf courses offer lessons if you are interested in bettering your game, and a few sport pro shops where you can pick up some equipment if you need it. If you are traveling with the family and are looking for some other fun family things to do in Texarkana, you can also consider visiting the Texarkana Fun Park, which features arcades, other games, some fun rides, and a miniature golf course. Perhaps a scenic drive will fit well into your Texarkana vacation plans. You can easily access the Talimena Scenic Byway from Texarkana, and this 54-mile long roadway winds through some of the most beautiful parts of the state.

Families who are enjoying a Texarkana vacation will certainly want to include a trip to the Discovery Place Children's Museum in their travel plans. The interactive exhibits here are designed to appeal to kids 12 and under mostly, and these exhibits focus on science and history. For adults who are interested in learning more about the history of Texarkana Arkansas, the Texarkana Museum of Regional History is an attraction that is not to be missed. This wonderful museum is housed in the city's oldest brick building, which only helps to make it more appealing. While the building that houses the city's main museum is interesting in its own right, few historical attractions in Arkansas are more intriguing than the Ace of Clubs House, which is designed in the shape of a club on a playing card. The Ace of Clubs House, which is definitely one of the attractions in Texarkana that you won't want to pass on, was built in 1885. A stunningly-beautiful Italianate Victorian-style home, the Ace of Clubs House is open to visitors, and both self-guided and guided tours are available.

Many people who plan a Texarkana vacation have the Clinton Center in nearby Hope Arkansas high on their lists of things to visit. Bill Clinton is one of Arkansas' most recognizable native sons, and the Clinton Center in his hometown of Hope revolves around his childhood home. Coincidentally, you can visit the home where Bill and his wife Hillary were wed if you head north to Fayetteville. The attractions in Texarkana are certainly varied, and you might be interested to know that the only post office in the country that can be found in two different states is in Texarkana. You'll find this unique post office on State Line Avenue, which is where you will also find Photographer's Island. Photographer's Island is one of the top attractions in Texarkana, as visitors love to take snapshots of themselves and their friends straddling the state line.

Many Arkansas cities, such as Little Rock and Bentonville, embrace the arts, and Texarkana is no different. Touring companies and regional artists put on shows at the Perot Theater, so you can look into the theater's schedule to see what coincides with your Texarkana vacation. Over at the Texarkana Regional Arts Center, you can view works of art by regional artists, as well as take in some works that pertain to touring exhibits. There's definitely a lot to see and do in and around Texarkana Arkansas, so you should find it hard to get bored during your trip to "T-Town".

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