WHERE THE LOCALS EAT
Pecan Point Brewing | 213 Main St., Texarkana, TX
Traditional gastropub fare with an emphasis on regional ingredients. Broad selection of beer and craft cocktails. www.pecanpointbrewing.com
Ironwood Grill | 4312 Galleria Oaks Dr., Texarkana, TX
Upscale casual restaurant serving up eclectic American dishes. Offers outdoor patio dining featuring a sandbox for kids. (Located just north of Dot’s off of Richmond Rd.) www.ironwoodgrill.com
Naaman’s Championship Barbecue | 5309 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, TX
Old school barbecue joint located on the Texas side of State Line Avenue in a former gas station. Known for brisket and homemade sides. www.naamansbbq.com
Flour Child Fine Foods | 3415 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, TX
A grab-n-go market that also offers lunch. Salads, ham & brie on croissant, chicken salad, their own special pimiento cheese, and one prepared meal daily that can be eaten in or heated up at your convenience later. Also offer granola, honey, beer, wine & more. www.flourchild.com
Reggie’s Burgers | 4285 St. Michael Dr., Texarkana, TX
Angus beef burgers, large hotdogs and handcut fries are the go-to fare at this locally-owned diner. www.reggiesburger.com
Twisted Fork Grill & Bar | 5522 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, TX
Cowboy inspired new American fare in a laid back atmosphere with specials daily. www.twistedforktxk.com
Hopkins Icehouse | 4030 Gibson Lane, Texarkana, TX (second location downtown)
Pizzas, burgers, and more in a casual atmosphere with patio and full bar. www.hopkinsicehouse.com
Tacos Mi Pueblo | 2024 New Boston Rd., Texarkana, TX
Texarkana’s best-kept secret for authentic Mexican fare. Street tacos are a local favorite. Only open on Saturday and Sunday.
Taste & See | 2838 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX
Taste & See at 2838 Richmond Rd. is a locally owned shop offering handmade candies, chocolates, and gelato. They also have a full range of coffee and espresso drinks and sell whole bean coffee to take home.
WHERE THE LOCALS SHOP
J Brown for Home | 121 College Dr., Texarkana, TX (College at State Line)
A delight for the eyes, this store is packed full of antique and estate treasures, including furniture, textiles, and lighting, as well as gift items like candles, diffusers, books, quirky cocktail napkins & more. A Texarkana must!
Owl’s Nest Flea Market | 4720 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, TX
Browse with the locals at this flea market with everything from knickknacks to antique furniture.
Fan Fare Gifts | 2315 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX
Gifts for everyone on your list, from grandmother to kids to moms-to-be. Offers monogramming/engraving and gift wrapping.
Central Mall | 2400 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX
Small indoor shopping mall featuring Dillard’s and JC Penney. www.centrallmalltexarkana.com
Knock on Wood Vintage Supply |216 E. Broad St., Texarkana, AR
Located in Texarkana’s historic downtown, offering vintage and collectibles.
Bubblecraft Soapworks | 203 E Broad St., Texarkana, AR
Handcrafted soaps, bath bombs, lotion and more in this locally owned gem in historic downtown. www.bubblecraftsoapworks.com
Luna Boutique | 4020 Gibson Lane, Texarkana, TX
Women’s clothing boutique offering a mix of boutique label clothing, shoes, and accessories. www.shoplunaboutique.com
The Open Window Boutique | 3317 Richmond Rd., Texarkana, TX
Specializing in juniors and women’s clothing, repurposed furniture and home decor.
Richmond Ranch/Texarkana Pavilion | 102 Richmond Rd. & westward, Texarkana, TX
Shopping centers featuring Target, Office Depot, Dressing Gaudy, Kohl’s, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Cinemark Theater and more. (accessible from the service road by I-30 off of Richmond Rd, along with many restaurants)
SEE & DO
From Dot’s Ace Hardware, head north on Richmond Rd. about 1.5 miles and take a right on University Blvd. Past the campus of Texas A&M University at Texarkana you will find Bringle Lake and its two parks, Bringle East and West. Bringle Lake East offers wooded walkways, a playground, lakefront lookout and trails perfect to stretch your legs, walk your dog or ride a bike.
A Photo Opportunity Two States Wide
Take I-30 East to State Line Avenue and head south until you reach our historic downtown courthouse/post office – the ONLY U.S. post office sitting in two states. Straddle the line and get your photo with one foot in Texas and one in Arkansas. While you’re there, look around and share your photos – #downtownTexarkana.
Scott Joplin Mural | 311 Main Street, Texarkana, TX
Check out the recently restored Scott Joplin Mural! This unique landmark is a colorful, outdoor mural that depicts the life and accomplishments of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and area native, Scott Joplin. The mural also features accurate musical notes of the final measures of Joplin’s famous song, The Entertainer. This catchy tune stirred a revival of interest in ragtime music. The mural is located on the south wall of the building at 311 Main St. near the Perot Theatre.
Historic Perot Theatre | 219 Main Street, (903) 792-4992
Marvel at the Perot Theatre located in downtown Texarkana. The theatre is a jewel in the region, bringing the best of Broadway, classical music, ballet, jazz, modern dance and more to Texarkana. First opened in 1924 as the Saenger Theatre, Emil Weil’s Italian Renaissance design is an architectural marvel. Through the generosity of native son H. Ross Perot, his sister Bette Perot, and area residents, the beautiful old theatre was saved and restored into one of the nation’s major performing arts centers. Throughout the year, the Perot Theatre Series brings national and international productions to the region. The theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places. To schedule a tour, call the Perot Theatre Box Office at 903-792-4992.
Regional Arts Center | 4th & Texas Blvd., 903-792-8681
The beautifully renovated Regional Arts Center originated in 1909 as a United States District Courthouse. The old courtroom is now a grand hall with a 26-foot-high ceiling. National touring art exhibitions grace gallery walls twelve months a year, and the halls ring out when the rolls are playing on the unique reproducing player piano. The building is an example of Classical Revival architecture featuring ornate plaster, a copper cage elevator, and a grand hall with a 26 foot ceiling. Today the Center serves as the focal point for the visual arts and houses the only art museum in the region featuring national touring, juried and invitational exhibitions. The year-round programming also includes classes, lectures, workshops, film series and tours. Also inside the Center is the For Art’s Sake Gift Shop filled with unique gifts. Not to be missed!
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.Tours available Tuesday-Saturday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. If no one is at the property during tour times, please call 903-793-4831. $5 per person; ages 3 and under free. $1 off for AAA, military & seniors.
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 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults-$2, Students-$1, Senior Citizens- $1.50, Children under 5 years-Free. $5 per person; ages 3 and under are free. $1 off for AAA, military & seniors.
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 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. Admission: $5 per person; ages 3 and under are free. $1 off for AAA, military & seniors.
Four States Auto Museum | 217 Laurel St., 870-772-2886
The auto museum is located between Third and Broad Streets in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas. It is open from 10 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.
Lindsey Railroad Museum | 202 East Broad Street, Texarkana, Arkansas
The Lindsay Railroad Museum has photographic and art displays that cover Texarkana’s 138-year history. Texarkana was founded by the Texas & Pacific Railroad and the Cairo & Fulton Railroad in the winter of 1873-74. In time, Texarkana became the regional hub of nine railroad systems including the Texas & Pacific, Kansas City Southern, and Missouri Pacific. The museum also includes first-person stories about working for the railroads and memorabilia such as uniforms, patches, badges and flags. A new interactive exhibit upstairs (opening December 2016) will allow patrons to browse through “storefronts” of actual businesses that operated in the early days of Texarkana. Come and enjoy the unique history!
And of course… Dot’s!
Whether you’re a local or just in town for Eggfest, we know we will have something in the store you’ll like. Make sure you take the time to browse through Dot’s Ace Hardware and take your picture with #thedotsbunny!