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Texarkana gets its portmanteau name for the two states that meet in this city. There are actually two cities of the same name, sat on either side of the border. Spend time on the Texan side to find family-friendly attractions such as the Discovery Place Interactive Museum, an imaginative and hands-on museum for all ages. History enthusiasts, meanwhile, will enjoy wandering around the halls of the 19th-century Ace of Clubs House.
Rent a car through Orbitz to explore Texarkana with ease, driving between the museums and out to the peaceful and colorful state parks that lie beyond the city’s edge.
Texarkana is perfectly placed to explore some of the other cities scattered around the area. Whether you’re staying in Texas or crossing into other states, there’s plenty to see nearby.
Cross the state lines and you’re in a different city with the same name. The Arkansas city offers attractions such as the Holiday Springs Water Park, for a day of splashing down flumes, and the P.J. Ahern Home, a historic mansion in the downtown district. Enjoy wandering down the main street in town, State Line Avenue, where crossing the road means changing states.
Journey time: Around five minutes
Distance: Approximately 1.5 miles
Louisiana’s northern outpost may not be as famous as New Orleans, but the city offers entertainment and education for anyone making the trip. It’s a great place to experience 19th-century southern architecture, and Louisiana’s lively music scene. Concert venues and casinos all over the town make Shreveport a city that comes to life at night, while it rivals the Big Easy for the number of parades it hosts.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately 75 miles
Dallas is one of the most artistically minded cities in Texas, with a booming arts district given over entirely to galleries, concert venues, and museums. Elsewhere in the city, learn more about national history in the African American Museum of Dallas, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, where President Kennedy was assassinated. The city is also the home of popular football team the Dallas Cowboys.
Journey time: Around three hours
Distance: Approximately 180 miles