Experience Twice the Fun at This Hotel in Texarkana
What makes Texarkana unique? This city is actually two cities! Located in the southwest corner of Arkansas and the northwest corner of Texas, Texarkana offers double the excitement in this unique city that spans two states. Locals call Texarkana “Twice as Nice!” because the city has two of everything: two city governments with two city mayors, two fire departments and two police departments. Plus, with all the historic attractions nearby, you will want to stay twice as long!
Modern Texarkana has come a long way from its unassuming railroad city origins. Legend states that Texarkana received its name when Colonel Gus Knobel, a railroad surveyor, was plotting the Iron Mountain Railroad right-of-way from Little Rock. When he reached the state line, he marked it by nailing a board to a tree with the name “Tex-Ark-Ana" on it and declared a city would be built there one day. It is believed the name is a combination of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, as Knobel thought the Louisiana boundary was a few miles from his location, when actually it is 30 miles away. Despite this mistake, the name lasted.
Today, supported by burgeoning industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, transportation, education, retail and small businesses, Texarkana's diverse economy serves 19 counties spanning four states. The city has developed a thriving arts center with six museums, several theaters, outdoor art and more. Locals and visitors alike love the temperate climate, delicious restaurants, unique shopping and entertainment venues this city has to offer.
Whether you're in town for business meetings or a family vacation, the Country Inn & Suites hotel in Texarkana invites you to discover the unique history of the area. Plan your visit and experience the annual festivals, art exhibits, performances, outdoor activities, shopping, sports events and superb restaurants that make Texarkana a favorite travel destination. Additionally, the hotel is just minutes from Midland Regional Airport and several corporations, including International Paper, the Red River Army Depot, Fulton Power plant, Cooper Tire and Texas A&M-Texarkana.