If it seems like travelers to Texarkana have twice the fun, it is because this city is actually two cities in one! Situated in the southwest corner of Arkansas and the northwest corner of Texas, Texarkana is a unique destination where you can enjoy entertainment in two different states. Once you visit, you are sure to agree with the locals that Texarkana is “Twice as Nice,” since the town has two of everything: city governments, city mayors, fire departments and police departments. Also, with twice as many attractions to explore, you may want to stay twice as long!
Legend states that Texarkana got its name from Colonel Gus Knobel, a railroad surveyor, who was planning the Iron Mountain Railroad right-of-way out of Little Rock. After he arrived at the state line, he nailed to a tree a board emblazoned with ““Tex-Ark-Ana," declaring that one day a city would be built there. Knobel mistakenly believed the Louisiana boundary was a few miles away, so most believe the name is a combination of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The name lasted in spite of his geographic mistake.
Texarkana boasts a bustling economy fueled by manufacturing, agriculture, medicine and transportation industries as well as education, retail and small businesses. These industries support 19 counties in four different states. Additionally, the area has a burgeoning arts community with excellent theaters, outdoor art installations, six museums and more. With its temperate climate, shopping, dining and entertainment venues, Texarkana is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike.
The Country Inn & Suites, Texarkana hotel invites you to stay in our comfortable accommodations
while you go sightseeing or attend meetings in the area. From this ideal location, you are minutes from outdoor activities, annual festivals, art exhibits, performances, shopping, sports events, delicious restaurants and other activities that make Texarkana a popular travel destination. Business travelers are minutes from Midland Regional Airport and corporations like International Paper, the Red River Army Depot, Fulton Power plant, Cooper Tire and Texas A&M-Texarkana.