If you travel east along Interstate 30 from Dallas, TX towards Arkansas, you will come across the city of Texarkana, Texas. The city lies directly on the Texas, Arkansas border and along with its twin city, Texarkana, Arkansas, forms the Texarkana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Both cities are separated by a road aptly named “State Line Avenue” and like two halves of a whole, are nearly identical in population and area. According to the latest estimates, Texarkana, TX had about 35,000 residents living in an area of nearly 28 square miles.
Looking for things to do in Texarkana? Check out The Museum of Regional History. The museum is located in the city’s oldest brick building and it serves to showcase the different eras of the city’s rich history. Also unique to the city is The Great Texarkana Duck Race. The highlight of the events is when thousands of rubber ducks are floated down a manmade river in a race to see who can win $20,000 worth of prizes. Other activities at the event include a 5K run, music, food, and children’s activities. Another great event is the Taste of Texarkana, one of the most anticipated yearly festivals in the town. Festival goers can taste samples of food from hundreds of vendors and also enjoy food demonstrations and wine tasting lessons.