Disclaimer :: This post contains sponsored content provided by Texarkana Chamber of Commerce.  

Head to East Texas to visit the unique town of Texarkana. Texarkana is by four states: Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. The town is divided in two states: Texas and Arkansas. Texarkana is a great place to visit with your family and check off three other states on your trip.

Make sure you stop by the courthouse and stand in two states at once. It is also the second most photographed courthouse in the nation. There are many outdoor and family friendly activities to do on your visit.

Thank you to the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this resource!

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Some say Texarkana is a place with “life so large, it takes two states.” Those who know Texarkana best simply say that the city is twice as nice! It’s true that Texarkana offers everything from modern shopping, events, dining, and lodging to historic treasures, attractions, and natural beauty. Make your next road trip a stop in this two-state city and experience Texarkana for yourself.

What to Do

Bringle Lake Park West // Visit this beautiful seven-acre park. It has something for everyone — a boat ramp, playground, scenic trails, and volleyball. 

Discovery Place Children’s Museum // Kids will love this interactive museum to learn and discover. From history to science, your kids will love the variety of information!

Four States Auto Museum // This museum celebrates the history of the automobile. This free museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, so come check out cool, classic cars.

Perot Theatre // Come visit this historical landmark. This beautifully refurbished theatre is a great place to catch a play for date night.

Spring Lake Park // Spring Lake Park is a 145-acre park with various activities for all seasons and ages. This includes the 1.75 mile Philip McDougal trail. The park also has fishing, disc golf course, splash pad, dog park, and more. In the spring and fall, check out the concerts and movie night in the event area. 

Texarkana Texas Farmer’s Market // Your kids will enjoy locally grown foods and high quality products. The farmer’s market is open from April through July. 

Eat delicious pizza in Texarkana.

Where to Eat

Joe’s Pizza and Pasta // Enjoy a variety of pizza and pasta dishes at Joe’s. it is one of the local favorites.      

Naaman’s BBQ // Make sure you stop by Naaman’s BBQ to enjoy the best BBQ in Texarkana. 

Pecan Point Gastropub & Brewery // Stop by this brewery and have some local craft beers. The food menu includes pub foods with a twist.

Redbone Magic Brewing // Enjoy the atmosphere and wide range menu at Redbone Magic Brewing. They offer live music, trivia, and karaoke nights. 

Zapata’s Mexican Grill & Cantina // Have a craving for Mexican food? This is the place to go. Enjoy all of your favorite Mexican dishes.

Where to Stay

Airbnb // Check out a variety of places to stay on Airbnb that fits your family and comfort.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson // Enjoy staying at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson with full amenities including breakfast.

Hilton Garden Inn // This is a centrally located hotel next to all of your top things to do.

Residence Inn by Marriott // Residence Inn by Marriott has spacious rooms that are pet friendly. It also offers free breakfast and a gym.

Wyndham Gardens // Enjoy the gym, pool, and shuttle at Wyndham Gardens. It is also close to everything you need.

For more driving destination ideas, check out Fort Worth Moms “2021 Guide to Road Trips from Fort Worth.”

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