Arkansas Welcome Center at Texarkana

Arkansas Welcome Center at Texarkana Lobby is open 8-5.7 days a week,except for major holidays RESTROOMS ARE OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY. We share Travel information about the State of Arkansas and it's wonderful and unique attractions.
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11/26/2020
Arkansas State Tourism

#VisitArkansas

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Cities and towns all around Arkansas are decking the halls and bringing the holiday spirit to life. Follow the Trail of Holiday Lights across the state for an unforgettable winter wonderland experience. #VisitArkansas

11/21/2020
Arkansas State Tourism

#VisitArkansas

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Cities and towns all around Arkansas are decking the halls and bringing the holiday spirit to life. Follow the Trail of Holiday Lights across the state for an unforgettable winter wonderland experience. #VisitArkansas

11/21/2020
Our Texarkana

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Old Tyme Burger Shoppe is known for offering delicious burgers and one of the tastiest breakfasts in town. Whether you're looking to dine-in or get a meal to-go from their drive-thru, next time you make a visit to Texarkana, Arkansas, be sure to stop by Old Tyme Burger Shoppe for a great meal and experience.

📍 1205 Arkansas Blvd, Texarkana, AR

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana
11/05/2020

University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana

Bladesmithing Courses Held at Birthplace of the Iconic Bowie Knife

The University of Arkansas Hope-Texarkana James Black School of Bladesmithing and Historic Trades will be offering several new bladesmithing courses in November and December. These courses are taught by world-famous bladesmiths Ricardo Vilar and Jerry Fisk, Master Smith. The James Black School celebrates, preserves, and promotes the art of bladesmithing and historic trades, and the birth of the iconic Bowie Knife in Historic Washington, Arkansas.

Upcoming classes include:

Handles and Guards
November 16-20 • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. • Instructor: Vilar

Hunting Knife
December 3-6 • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. • Instructor: Vilar

Advanced Bladesmithing
December 7-11 • 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. • Instructor: Fisk

For more information or to register, visit https://www.uaht.edu/bladesmithing/ or call 870-722-8109.

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11/04/2020
Update from Travis Napper, Arkansas Tourism Director

#VisitArkansas

Although Thanksgiving is still several weeks away, it’s not too soon to express gratitude for the hard work, collaboration and perseverance that you have shown day in and day out throughout this year.   That’s why this week, we begin #ArkansasTourismThankfulThursday. Check our industry ...

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10/11/2020

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Mums and pumpkins and gourds, oh my! Join us at GWG for your fall retreat.

Photos by Julia Mann

This will be happening in Hope, AR. Gonna be a beautiful day tomorrow!#VisitArkansas
09/24/2020

This will be happening in Hope, AR. Gonna be a beautiful day tomorrow!
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Don’t forget tomorrow starting at 11! A tent will be set up in front of Main Street cleaners! 

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09/24/2020
Visitor Finds 9-Carat Diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park | Texarkana Today

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On Labor Day, Kevin Kinard, a 33-year-old bank branch manager from Maumelle, Ark., visited Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park and found the second-largest diamond found in the park’s history. Kinard has visited the Crater of Diamonds fairly regularly since first going there on a second-gra...

09/10/2020
SWARK Today

SWARK Today

UPDATE 11:53AM - All Westbound traffic is being re-routed from exit 31 off-ramp to the Bill Clinton Bypass. Traffic will turn right off the bypass at McDonald's and access the interstat via Exit 30

There is an 18-wheeler turned over at exit 31 on I-30 Westbound. Emergency Personnel is on scence, please use caution if you are in that area. Traffic is backed up, you may want to take an alternate route.

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08/14/2020
Arkansas Ready For Travel | Arkansas.com

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Arkansas is ready for travel Arkansas is open for business and ready to welcome you! The health and safety of our travelers as well as our residents is our number one priority. Here are some resources for you to use if you're planning to travel to The Natural State.

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07/24/2020

#VisitArkansas

As Arkansas welcomes back travelers, we’re providing resources to help you travel safely. Come see us! #VisitArkansas arkansas.com/arkansas-ready-travel

Arkansas State Tourism
06/26/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

Are you ready to rock? Let's roll! Take a historic trip down Arkansas's Rock 'N' Roll Highway on the two-day Rock Down Hwy. 67 trip itinerary.
arkansas.com/articles/rock-down-hwy-67

Visitor finds 2.23-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park
06/25/2020
Visitor finds 2.23-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Visitor finds 2.23-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) — The summer of 2020 started with a sparkling surprise for one western Arkansas woman. Fifty-six-year-old Beatrice Watkins, of Mena, visited Arkansas’s Crater of Di…

It's #ARTriviaTuesday! Head to the Facebook story of Arkansas State Tourism for another chance to win Arkansas Tourism s...
06/23/2020

It's #ARTriviaTuesday! Head to the Facebook story of Arkansas State Tourism for another chance to win Arkansas Tourism swag!

#ARTriviaTuesday fans, we have another one for you! Put your trout knowledge to the test and you could win some Arkansas Tourism swag. Head to our story for a reel good trivia question!

Arkansas State Tourism
06/22/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

Life's better on the lake! #ARAmbassadors @ladyanglerlentz likes to spend her days bass fishing from her kayak!
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Arkansas State Tourism
06/19/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

Arkansas hikers aren't scared of a little heat! The East Quarry Trail at Pinnacle Mountain State Park is a short trail that's not short on views! Where are you headed this weekend? #ARAmbassadors @dana.smith01
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Arkansas State Tourism
06/18/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

For the woman who gives it all, a day trip is in order! Spend a day with mom in Little Rock's artsy SoMa neighborhood. We put this itinerary together to give you a head start on planning.
arkansas.com/articles/day-mom-itinerary

Arkansas State Tourism
06/17/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

Long days. Longer bike rides. #ARAmbassador @jakemeredith91 bikepacks through the Ouachitas.
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Arkansas State Tourism
06/16/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

Whether on land or on the water, make time to take in fresh air and soak up the sun. #ARAmbassadors @jo.ann.camp_yoga unwinds with paddleboard yoga at Two Rivers Park.
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Arkansas State Tourism
06/12/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

Up for a ride? Find a new favorite route or ride an oldie-but-goodie! #ARAmbassadors @curtadventures bikes near Pinnacle Mountain.
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06/11/2020
AGFC Trout Management and Habitat

Free fishing weekend is this weekend, June 12-14, in Arkansas! Check out this video from AGFC Trout Management and Habitat.

What better time to rediscover or introduce yourself and others to trout fishing in the Natural State than during the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend! From noon on June 12 to midnight on June 14, fishing is allowed anywhere in Arkansas without a fishing license or trout permit. The attached clip illustrates simple tackle and bait that can be used to fish for trout. There are plenty of bank, wade,and boat trout fishing opportunities throughout the state on our tailwaters and rivers. Kids under 16 years old also have the unique opportunity to fish for trout on Dry Run Creek and Collins Creek. Have fun, be safe, and "Fish Natural" during the upcoming Free Fishing Weekend here in Arkansas!

Arkansas State Tourism
06/10/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

The best way to fix your mid-week blues is by taking a ride! We even did all the leg work for you. Pack up, head out and rediscover The Natural State on the two-day Rumble of the Open Road trip itinerary!
arkansas.com/articles/rumble-open-road

Arkansas State Tourism
06/09/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

It's always fishing season in Arkansas! #ARAmbassadors @jennywoo_onthefly takes to the White River. Where are you headed next?
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#VisitArkansas
06/08/2020

#VisitArkansas

Arkansas is full of diverse history and this summer we're profiling destinations that you might explore. Please check with all sites prior to visiting for their latest Covid-19 hours or procedures.

Imagine stepping back in time to the very beginning of great sound. Well you can do just that in Hope. In 1946, Paul W. Klipsch (PWK) changed the face of the audio industry by inventing, discovering, hypothesizing, and proving that it was darn well possible to make and reproduce exciting, explosive, accurate audio. Real, dynamic music was heard in living rooms for the first time – nearly mimicking the power of a live performance. Along the way, PWK worked with industry giants, famous pop stars, and some of the smartest people in the world – always in search of a better sound. Klipsch was an American audio pioneer, a true eccentric, and a proud member of the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame. He gave rise to technologies that would forever impact generations of music lovers. He left an amazing legacy for you to discover.

More at https://www.klipschmuseum.org/ @klipschaudio

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Arkansas State Tourism
06/08/2020

Arkansas State Tourism

You've discovered the beauty of Arkansas. Now rediscover it! Start adding to your #ARWishList, and share where you're going next in the replies for a chance to win some Arkansas Tourism swag!
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I-30
Texarkana, AR
71854

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

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Check out #Texarkana's most unique shopping experience with local vendors selling art, furniture, jewelry, clothes, junk, food, & more. On SAT SEPT 14TH 9-3pm, returning local band CAJUN BLUE will perform right after the Rodeo Parade at 10am. AND on OCT 12TH wear a fairytale costume to enter 1894Gallery's Costume Contest. We have plenty of room for more vendors. Call Rhonda Maxwell at 870-772-5026 to register. Street Level 10x10-FREE, 10x20-$10, 10x30-$20. Dock-$20. Inside-$40. Electricity-$20 & Canopy Rental-$25. #tradedays #vendorfair #farmersmarket #junksales #art #crafts #localart #localartists #localartisians #jewelry #junk #buysellntrade #independentconsultants #foodvendors #foodtrucks #streetmusicians #downtowntexarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #Arkansas #visitarkansas #travelarkansas #travel #arkansaslife #shoplocal #eatlocal
While you're out this SAT AUG 10TH, stop by 1894MarketTradeDays 9-3pm for a little more fun before summer is over while #shopping with unique #localvendors and 1894Gallery's "Starving Artist Sale". Enter in the FB #1894selfie Contest by tagging your selfie in front of the street sign on the corner of Front & Olive Streets. The most likes wins an 1894 Tshirt, and everybody's will be shared to our page. Vendors may call 870-772-5026 to register. Late arrivals are welcome, too. #tradedays #vendorfair #farmersmarket #junksales #art #crafts #jewelry #paintings #artjewelry #localart #localartisians #antiques #pickers #farmers #collectors #junk #buysellntrade #independentconsultants #foodtrucks #livemusic #downtowntexarkana #Texarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #Arkansas #visitarkansas #shoplocal
Come out for one last weekend of summer fun at 1894MarketTradeDays THIS SAT AUG 10TH 9-3pm. There's something for everyone to enjoy as you shop with unique #localvendors. Enter the Facebook #1894selfie Contest by posting your selfie with the street sign on the corner of Front & Olive streets Aug 10th by 3pm. Tag it #1894selfie for an 1894 tshirt by getting the most likes by Monday at noon. There's still time for vendors to call 870-772-5026 to reserve a booth for FREE - 10x10, $10-10x20, & $20-10x30 on Street Level. $20-Dock & $40-Inside. Electricity $20 & Canopy Rental $25. #tradedays #vendorfair #farmersmarket #junksales #garagesales #art #crafts #jewelry #localart #localartists #localartisians #pickers #collectors #antiques #junk #buysellntrade #downtowntexarkana #Texarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #ar #Arkansas #arkansaslife #texarkanalife #visitarkansas #travelarkansas #travel #shoplocal
Congrats to our July Facebook Selfie Contest Winner, Jesi Lynn! Her selfie in the phone booth tagged #1894selfie got the most likes for her to pick out an 1894 Tshirt. Post and tag your selfie during the next #tradedays on AUG 10TH by 3pm with the street sign on the corner of Front and Olive in the shot to win your own tshirt. #vendorfair #farmersmarket #junksales #garagesales #pickers #farmers #collectors #antiques #junk #art #crafts #localart #localartists #localartisians #jewelry #clothes #localvendors #downtowntexarkana #Texarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #Arkansas #arkansaslife #visitarkansas #travel #travelarkansas #arkansaslife #shoplocal
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Join us for Red, White, and BlueS this SAT, JULY 13TH 9-3pm at the #historiclandmark, 1894CityMarket & Gallery located at 105 Olive St in #downtowntexarkana. Check out local band CajunBlueSouthernRootsBand 11-2pm while shopping with unique local vendors including #localartists, #craftspeople, #antiquers, #collectors, #independantconsultants, #junksales or #garagesales, #pickers, #farmers, #fundraisers, #foodvendors #foodtrucks, #streetmusicians, and more. Enter 1894's Selfie Contest by posting your 'PhoneBooth Selfie' on fb with #1894selfie by 5pm on Jul 13th. We have great prizes for the one with the most likes that day. Last minute vendor additions are welcome to setup at 7am. Call 870-772-5026 to reserve a booth for FREE - 10x10, $10-10x20, & $20-10x30 on Street Level. $20-Dock & $40-Inside. Electricity $20 & Canopy Rental $25. #tradedays #vendorfair #farmersmarket #art #crafts #jewelry #Texarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #Arkansas #visitarkansas #travel #arkansaslife #shoplocal
1894MARKETTRADEDAYS this SAT JULY 13TH will have all kinds of unique local vendors selling their goods and services 9-3pm with Cajun Blue performing the Red, White, and BlueS 11-2pm. Evelyn TxFroggie Crain's Scentsy, Gary Harvey's MotherEarth'sTresures, and Basket-Weaving Artist Vi Warren are just a few of the vendors that will be there on the corner of Front & Olive Streets in #downtowntexarkana. Call Rhonda Maxwell at 870-772-5026 to reserve your own booth. Last minute additions are welcome, too. #tradedays #vendorfair #farmersmarket #junksales #garagesales #art #crafts #jewelry #localart #localartists #independentconsultants #streetmusicians #foodtrucks #fundraisers #antiquers #pickers #farmers #collectors #localartisians #Texarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #ar #Arkansas #arkansaslife #visitarkansas #travel #travelarkansas #shoplocal
CajunBlueSouthernRootsBand will be joining us at #tradedays for Red, White, & BluesS 11-2pm at #Texarkana's most unique shopping experience in #downtowntexarkana on SAT JULY 13TH 9-3pm. Check out this local band at www.facebook.com/Cajun-Blue-Southern-Roots-Band-2494958524065607/?modal=admin_todo-tours. #vendorfair #farmersmarket #junksales #art #crafts #localart #localartists #localartisians #artgalleries #jewelry #paintings #artjewelry #pickers #collectors #antiques #junk #buysellntrade #ourtexarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #ar #Arkansas #arkansaslife #visitarkansas #travel #travelarkansas #shoplocal
It's a Red, White, and BlueS 1894 Market Trade Days Saturday, JULY 13TH 9-3pm at 1894 City Market at 105 Olive St in #Texarkana. Local band Cajun Blue Southern Roots Band will perform 11-2pm while you're shopping with unique #localvendors including #localartists, #craftspeople, #antiquers, #collectors, #independantconsultants, #junksales, #garagesales, #pickers, #farmers, #fundraisers, #foodtrucks, #streetmusicians & more. Call 870-772-5026 to reserve a booth for FREE - 10x10, $10-10x20, & $20-10x30 on Street Level. $20-Dock & $40-Inside. Electricity $20 & Canopy Rental $25. #tradedays #vendorfair #farmersmarket #art #crafts #jewelry #artsandhistoricdistrict #historiclandmark #downtowntexarkana #texarkanaar #gotxk #ar #Arkansas #arkansaslife #texarkanalife #visitarkansas #travelarkansas #travel #shoplocal
Many thanks to everyone who came out to last Saturday's 1894MarketTradeDays!!! We hope yall had a good time and will be back JULY13TH for Red, White, & Blues with local band Cajun Blue. #tradedays #livemusic #vendorfair #farmersmarket #junksales #garagesales #art #crafts #jewelry #pickers #collectors #antiques #localart #localartists #localartisians #Texarkana #texarkanalife #texarkanaar #txk #ar #Arkansas #visitarkansas #travelarkansas #travel #arkansaslife #shoplocal
Join the Summertime Fun at 1894MarketTradeDays THIS SATURDAY JUNE 8TH 9-3pm at #Texarkana's most unique shopping experience. Vote for your favorite Restaurant Ice Tea Nominee at the Test Tasting 9-11am, and take the guided tour of the #historiclandmark 1894CityMarket at 10, 11, & 12pm while visiting our great #vendors including #localartists #localartisans #craftspeople #antiquers #collectors #independantconsultants #junk or #garagesales #pickers #farmers #NLPbaseball #fundraisers #foodtrucks #streetmusicians, and more. Last minute vendors are welcome to set up at 7am. Call 870-772-5026 to reserve a booth for FREE - 10x10, $10-10x20, or $20-10x30 on Street Level. $20-Dock & $40-Inside. Electricity $20 & Canopy Rental $25. #tradedays #vendors #farmersmarket #collectibles #antiques #art #crafts #jewelry #artsandhistoricdistrict #downtowntexarkana #txk #ar #texarkanaar #Arkansas #arkansaslife #visitarkansas #travel #travelarkansas #shoplocal #artgalleries
And #Texarkana's Best Ice Tea NOMINEES are... Chicken Express, Slim Chicken, McAlister's, Olive Garden, and last but not least, Dixie Diner in Nash. VOTE in the Test Tasting on JUNE 8TH 9-11am while shopping with unique #localvendors at 1894MarketTradeDays. WINNERS will be announced at 12pm. #tradedays #vendorfair #downtowntexarkana #art #crafts #localart #jewelry #antiques #pickers #farmers #collectors #junksales #independentconsultants #streetmusicians #foodtrucks #Texarkana #texarkanaar #txk #ar #Arkansas #visitarkansas #travelarkansas #travel #arkansaslife #shoplocal