Visit Texarkana and you’ll stay for the good life. With so many family-friendly activities, lakes and woodlands, parks, sporting events, ballets, concerts, gallery shows, antique shops, museums, historical sites, golf courses and rodeos to choose from, you’ll see why “in Texarkana” life is so large it takes two states!
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ACE OF CLUBS HOUSE
420 Pine Street, (903) 793-4831
Don’t miss the Ace of Clubs House, uniquely designed and built in 1885. Legend has it that entrepreneur James H. Draughon built the 22 sided house with the winnings from a poker game and that the winning card was the Ace of Clubs. Each room represents a specific period in the history of the house and reveals interesting insights into the life-style of the families who lived there.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission: Adults-$5, Students-$3.50, Senior Citizens-$4.50, children under 5 years-Free. Group tour rates and guided tours are available.
MUSEUM OF REGIONAL HISTORY
219 State Line Avenue, (903) 793-4831
Located in the oldest brick building in Texarkana, the Historical Museum offers a wide range of exhibits. Visitors will enjoy the Victorian Parlor, an interactive musical exhibit dedicated to Scott Joplin, the ‘Father of Ragtime Music’; and replicas of a Doctor’s Office, an 1890’s Farmstead model; and other displays depicting the early history of Texarkana. There is also an exhibit that focuses on the Caddo Indians that lived in the area and includes Caddo pottery, tools, and other artifacts.
The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission: Adults-$2, Students-$1, Senior Citizens- $1.50, Children under 5 years-Free.
DISCOVERY PLACE MUSEUM
215 Pine Street, (903) 793-4831
The young and the young at heart will enjoy looking into the past and future while visiting this unique museum. The Discovery Place Museum has a one-of-a-kind 12 ft. sound wall, giant animal murals, and large scale hands-on permanent exhibits focusing on science, history and human perception. A special dress-up theatre and tot spot for younger visitors also create an atmosphere where learning comes alive for the entire family.
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission: $4 per person, children under five are FREE.
TEX-ARK ANTIQUE AUTO MUSEUM
217 LAUREL Street, (879) 772-2886
The auto museum is located between Third and Broad Streets in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas. It is open from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and from 1 pm to 4 pm on Sundays. Special tours are also offered through the week by appointment only.
The Museum contains a rotating (every three months cars are changed out) display of some 22 vehicles representing 4 to 5 decades of auto manufacturing along with varied automobile related items for your viewing pleasure. The Museum does not charge admission, but it does accept donations. A library with automobile related books, periodicals, and newsletters is also on the premises.