Things to Do In Texarkana
While you're in town attending a business event or social gathering at Texarkana Convention CenterSM, you may want to take some free time to check out the wonderful Texarkana cultural and entertainment attractions and events available all year long.
TRAHC Regional Arts Center
A project of the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC), The Regional Arts Center is open year-round showcasing a diverse collection of renowned national and regional touring exhibitions in its high-secure galleries, and is home to numerous works secured and held solely by the arts center. Local and regional artists shine in exhibits held in the Hall Galleries and the ArtsSmart Gallery displays the work of students and teachers. The diversity and wonder of these works is the perfect way to gain inspiration and bring you to your happy place.
Check out plays, ballet, world-famous musicians and actors as well as multimedia events at this gorgeous, historical theater, known widely as Texarkana's "performing arts jewel," a sentiment referring as much to the gorgeous jewel box of a theater to the fantastic acts the Perot Theatre brings to town each year. Be sure to check out the latest calendar while you're in Texarkana.
Spring Lake Park
Return to nature at Spring Lake Park. Featuring beautiful open green spaces, picnic areas, playground areas, a lovely spring-fed lake, an 18-hole disk golf course, two fishing piers and a 1.75 mile walking and biking trail, Spring Lake Park is definitely a welcome sanctuary for relaxation and fun.
Bill Ferguson Park
Come by yourself or bring your family and friends to Bill Ferguson Park, where you can enjoy a gorgeous green space complete with recreation space, picnic areas and playground all in the center of the beautiful and historic Highland Park area.
Ace of Clubs House
Who thought that the money won from such inauspicious dealings—a poker game, let's say—would one day become a museum? In Texarkana, anything's possible. This Victorian Draughon-Moore home—popularly known as the Ace of Clubs House—built in 1885, isn't like any other Victorian home you've ever seen. Built in the shape of the playing card clubs with money won in a poker game.
Discovery Place Children's Museum
No city is complete without an awesome children's museum to ignite their excitement and inspire them while the world is still so full of wonder. Texarkana is so happy to have such a place—Discovery Place Children's Museum. Bring the kids and you'll have a blast, too as you all discover the amazing worlds of science, nature and history at this playful, colorful and educational museum.
Texarkana MuseumOh, the things you'll see! Featuring the aforementioned Ace of Clubs House and The Discovery Place Children's Museum, the Texarkana Museums System also offers the Texarkana Museum of Regional History. Filled with a fascinating array of historical collections of the Texarkana region, the museum even features interactive exhibits exploring the work of Texarkana native Scott Joplin, otherwise known as the "Father of Ragtime."
We love our kids here. And our most recent city park—Kidtopia—is another testament to the city's dedication to provide fun, safe and educational places for children to enjoy themselves. The playground is the ultimate—designed by kids for kids.
Texarkana Fun Park
Kids and kids-at-heart will want for nothing at the Texarkana Fun Park. Be sure to enjoy a "family day out" complete with games, an arcade, super-fun rides and a miniature golf course.
Four States Fair and Rodeo Grounds
It doesn't get any better than this! All year long there's something fun going on at the Four States Fair and Rodeo Grounds. From thrilling rodeos and quarter horse shows to more subdued events such as the Home and Garden Show and Ag Expo, there's something for everyone here. Be sure to check the events calendar to see what catches your eye.