Arkansas Welcome Center at Texarkana

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9/11/21 Flag Ceremony at 0800 at our Center, in remembrance of this tragic day. Thank you to the Marine Corps League #11...
09/11/2021

9/11/21 Flag Ceremony at 0800 at our Center, in remembrance of this tragic day.
Thank you to the Marine Corps League #1149 Texarkana chapter for preforming the ceremony.

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09/08/2021
Phoenix Bass League Fishing Tournament - Lake Hamilton September

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Visit Hot Springs, Arkansas for a relaxing spa vacation getaway in the beautiful Ouachita Mountains, where you can enjoy hiking, shopping, boating, horse racing, sporting events, outdoor activities and much more.

Looking for a unique place to ride out Hurricane Ida.  Arkansas State Parks has everything you need.#VisitArkansas#ARSta...
08/28/2021
Accommodations | Arkansas State Parks

Looking for a unique place to ride out Hurricane Ida. Arkansas State Parks has everything you need.
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/*-->*/ Whether you're coming for a weekend or a long vacation, we have a variety of accommodations to fit your needs. Our lodges have world-class amenities and beautiful scenic views. For a more rustic stay, reserve a cabin or campground We also have unique stays like yurts, RVs, horse campgrounds....

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08/25/2021

It's fair time.
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It's fair time.
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Just one of many Motorcycle Rides in Arkansas. This one will be stopping in Arkadelphia, September 22, 2021.  Plus the F...
08/16/2021
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Just one of many Motorcycle Rides in Arkansas. This one will be stopping in Arkadelphia, September 22, 2021. Plus the Fall Color change will be happening before you know it. Get you scenic routes Motorcycle Guide at any of Arkansas 13 Welcome centers.
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Fun for all at the Outdoor Expo in El Dorado, Arkansas.#VisitArkansas
08/12/2021
SouthArk Expo

Fun for all at the Outdoor Expo in El Dorado, Arkansas.
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The Watermelon Festive in Hope Arkansas, started today. Go and say "Hi" to are wonderful Texarkana Welcome Center staff.
08/05/2021

The Watermelon Festive in Hope Arkansas, started today. Go and say "Hi" to are wonderful Texarkana Welcome Center staff.

Local products, good food, and entertainment at Amity Trade Days.#VisitArkansas
07/27/2021

Local products, good food, and entertainment at Amity Trade Days.
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Well, Hello Arkansas Summer! 🙂
Hope Everyone is staying cool and drinking lots of water!
And Make Plans to Come see us at
Amity Trade Days, August 6th, 7th & 8th!!!

843 S. Mountain Road
Amity, AR 71921

***Vendor booth spaces available! 🙂
Call us 870.223.6185 if interested!

Ready for a getaway for a great price? Book a cabin Sun.-Thurs. at these parks, Aug. 15-19 & Aug. 22-26 & you could get ...
07/23/2021

Ready for a getaway for a great price? Book a cabin Sun.-Thurs. at these parks, Aug. 15-19 & Aug. 22-26 & you could get up to a 25% discount. Book your stay today & we'll see you soon!
Crowley's Ridge, Historic Washington (Jailhouse B&B), Lake Chicot, Moro Bay, & Ozark Folk Center state parks.
*Prices subject to change ArkansasStateParks.com #ARStateParks

Ready for a getaway for a great price? Book a cabin Sun.-Thurs. at these parks, Aug. 15-19 & Aug. 22-26 & you could get up to a 25% discount. Book your stay today & we'll see you soon!
Crowley's Ridge, Historic Washington (Jailhouse B&B), Lake Chicot, Moro Bay, & Ozark Folk Center state parks.
*Prices subject to change ArkansasStateParks.com #ARStateParks

Junior Ranger Day  Hope, AR – The staff of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in...
07/14/2021
President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)

Junior Ranger Day

Hope, AR – The staff of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site invites you to attend Junior Ranger Day on Friday, July 23rd between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This come-and-go event for the entire family will be held on the lawn near the visitor center and is free of charge.

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Named for the father who died shortly before his birth, William Jefferson Blythe III later became the 42nd President of the United States. In this place, the experiences shared with his mother & grandparents in rural Arkansas developed the broad views on race relations, social justice, and public se...

Contact your local barista. Arkansas has a Coffee Trail.
07/14/2021

Contact your local barista. Arkansas has a Coffee Trail.

ANNOUNCEMENT☕️🥳

We are thrilled to share with you a very special project we've been brewing up. We are launching Arkansas's first and only coffee trail in September!

Coffee shops have a become a symbol of downtown vitality, culture and sense of place. In an effort to celebrate the role of the coffee shop in historic downtowns, Main Street Arkansas is designating a Main Street Arkansas Coffee Trail!

We are kicking off the initiative by traveling across Arkansas and visiting local coffee shops in our designated Main Street and Downtown Network communities to welcome them to the trail and invite them to share about their businesses. Follow along over the month of July to see our beloved coffee shops across the state!

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Built in the 1920s, the Texarkana Municipal Auditorium was a primary stop along the Louisiana Hayride Circuit, which had...
06/30/2021
Arkansas Municipal Auditorium | Attractions - Texarkana, Arkansas

Built in the 1920s, the Texarkana Municipal Auditorium was a primary stop along the Louisiana Hayride Circuit, which had a heavy influence on modern-day rock & roll and country music. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis have all played in the auditorium! Stop by and learn more about this historic spot ➡️ http://bit.ly/2E48mmD
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Built in the 1920s, the Texarkana Municipal Auditorium saw its heyday in the mid-twentieth century as the primary stop along the Louisiana Hayride Circuit.

The Hope Watermelon Festival is a great way to celebrate the summer. "Hope" to see you there!
06/25/2021
Are you ready? August 5-7, 2021 45th annual Hope Watermelon Festival theme: "all juiced up"

The Hope Watermelon Festival is a great way to celebrate the summer. "Hope" to see you there!

The Hope Watermelon festival features numerous activities including arts & crafts, food, entertainment and other family-oriented activities. Local civic clubs hold dinners featuring such down-home fare as locally grown smoked chicken and golden fried catfish. What else can you do at the festival? Yo...

03/25/2021

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03/18/2021

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The Park is excited to announce that they will re-open for tours starting Friday March 19th. Park is also open for booking your special events or for a night stay at the Parks Lovely Jail Bed & Breakfast. The Williams Tavern Restaurant and the Visitor information center will be closed on Mondays.

11/26/2020
Arkansas State Tourism

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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

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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

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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
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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

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

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Texarkana, AR
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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