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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Point of Interest
“The beautiful restored Perot Theatre, located in downtown Texarkana at 3rd and Main St, has been a landmark since 1924 when it opened as the Saenger Amusement Company's "Gateway to the Southwest" theatre. Fully restored by the City of Texarkana, TX in 1979-80, the building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Texarkana natives, H. Ross Perot and his sister Bette, through the Perot Foundation, contributed much of the restoration costs in memory of his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Ross Perot. In recognition of this contribution, the Texarkana, TX City Council renamed the building - The Perot Theatre. The theatre annually hosts the Perot Theatre Series, as well as numerous rentals throughout the year. The Perot Theatre is owned by the City of Texarkana, TX and the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council is contracted to program and manage the theatre.”
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Bar
“Gourmet American food and great atmosphere for intimate and family dining. ”
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Restaurant
“Wonderful Italian food and pizza in an historic building right on the state line!”
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Park
“Park for the kids. Dog park. Baseball park. Frisbee golf park. Water park. Walking trails. Bring bread to feed the ducks. Great place to fly kites.”
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Restaurant
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Art Gallery
“The Regional Arts Center began life as the first Federal District Courthouse in Texarkana. Construction was started in 1909 but not completed until 1911 since it was in the middle of the "bawdy" district. Workers would do a morning shift, but not return! In 1931, the District Court moved to Sherman. The facility was then donated to Bowie County and became the Bowie County Courthouse in 1933. Following their move to a new courthouse in New Boston, TX, TRAHC has had a lease/purchase agreement with the county since May 30, 1985. Following a capital campaign, renovations on the building were completed at a cost of $1.6 million resulting in the only museum-quality, high security exhibit space between Dallas and Little Rock. Many of the original features were kept including marble floors, vaulted halls; and, although completely re-worked, one of the few brass/copper cage elevators left in the country. The former courtroom was transformed into an elegant rental hall with decorative painting by the same artisans who worked on the Perot Theatre. Other rental spaces for classes, workshops, and meetings are available on all four floors. Additionally, the RAC serves as the administrative offices of TRAHC and houses the ArtsSmart Institute for Learning, ArtsSmart consultants, and the unique Women for the Arts For Arts' Sake Gift Shop.”
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Shopping Centre
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Department Store
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Museum
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Top restaurants

Bar
“Gourmet American food and great atmosphere for intimate and family dining. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful Italian food and pizza in an historic building right on the state line!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Steakhouse
American Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Looks like a hole-in-the-wall. But, if you want authentic Mexican food, it doesn't get better than here!”
  • 1 local recommends
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