Things to do in Texarkana
Notable attractions include the Four States Auto Museum, which displays vehicles representing over 100 years of auto manufacturing, the Ahern Home, and the Draughon/Moore Ace of Clubs House. The Ace of Clubs House is probably best known because of the local legend of being built in 1885 with the money won with the draw of a lucky poker hand. The Texarkana Museums System operates the homes plus the historic Museum of Regional History (based in the oldest Texarkana building) and the interactive children's Discovery Place Museum, both of which offer fun events and exhibits.
The Perot Theater, which first opened in 1924, has a history of hosting classic stars. Will Rogers and Annie Oakley performed here as well as other popular acts. The theatre is located at 219 Main Street and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is run by the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra. Nearby is the Texarkana Regional Arts Center, operated by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council.
The Texarkana Municipal Auditorium has a place in music history with stops for Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash along Rock and Roll Highway 67. Colorful murals also energize downtown strolls like the one of 1920s famed film star, Corinne Griffith, "The Orchid Lady" of screen and the Scott Joplin Mural, which pays homage to master ragtime composer Scott Joplin.
Texarkana is also home to the great outdoors. Whether you’re wanting to have a picnic, go fishing, let the kids run around, or just simply get some fresh air, the many parks in Texarkana can accommodate whatever you need. Also of note is the Holiday Springs Water Park, which is the city's "go-to" water playground.