Residents of Texarkana must have a small identity crisis.
As its name suggests, Texarkana straddles the state line between Texas and Arkansas, but in our opinion, that just gives it more personality. Here’s a taste of what Texarkana has to offer:
State Line Post Office and Federal Building
500 Wood St., Texarkana, AR 71854
This iconic building actually has two zip codes: one for each side of the state line. It’s built with pink granite from Texas and gray limestone from Arkansas, and according to the city’s website, it’s the second-most photographed court building in the country (the first being the Supreme Court of the United States — go figure). So don’t forget your camera!
Haunted Ghost Tour
Texas Blvd. & W. Broad St., Texarkana, TX 75503
Apparently a lot of spooky stuff has gone down in this city. Walk through downtown at night, and you’ll hear tales of a headless woman and ghost faces in the window. The tour is based on documented information from the courthouse and library; they take their ghostly history “very seriously” in Texarkana!
221 Main St., Texarkana, TX 75503
After almost 100 years, the beautiful Perot Theatre still stands in downtown Texarkana. The theatre hosts the Perot Theatre Series annually and rents out the space for events. It’s definitely worth a stop to see.
Ace of Clubs House
420 Pine St., Texarkana, TX 75501
This 22-sided house is 130 years old, and the rumor is that Confederate Captain James Draughon built it with winnings from a poker game to show citizens of Texarkana how great their city could be with a little ambition. His winning card, so they say, was a club, which explains the shape of the building’s floor plan.