Texarkana is waiting for you and your charter bus group to arrive!
First stop, Union Station. ne of the unique features of this railroad depot is that is sits diagonally across the Arkansas-Texas State line and has entrances and exit doors in both states. This feature makes it a very fun photo opportunity. Another one of the unique features is a built-in seam that allows the building to grow; for example, the station varies up to eight inches in length between the winter and summer due to heat/cold shrinkage. Your charter bus group will have a good time exploring this depot.
For something off the beaten path, take your charter bus group to the Ace of Clubs House The legend of this uniquely designed, 22-sided house is that James H. Draughon used his winnings from a poker game, with the winning card being the Ace of Clubs, to build this house. All of the rooms in the house represent a specific period in history of the house and Draughon's life. Another historic home for your charter bus group to experience is the Mansion on Main. A Texas State historical site, this beautiful home is filled with authentic furnishings, exquisitely designed porches and balconies, and a parquet floor. See life as it was lived at the turn of the century.
Museum of Regional History is like taking your charter bus group on a trip back in time. Located in the oldest building in Texarkana, this historical museum includes replicas of a Victorian Parlor, an 1890's Farmstead Model, Grandma's Kitchen complete with all the tools necessary just to make a meal, and a Doctor's Office, your charter bus group will be impressed with how far we have come! Interesting exhibits include Caddo pottery and hand made tools by the Caddo Indians that lived in the area.
Old Rialto Building is an interesting stop along the way, as it was the first building to have that new fangled indoor electricity. Electricity was thought to be a passing fad in most homes at the time and most people thought it would never last.
Rose Hill Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Texarkana, this site was founded as the city cemetery shortly after the town was established and is the resting place for some of the city's first citizens including over 70 Confederate and three known Union soldiers from the Civil War. The cemetery has a long history and is even said to have a resident ghost or two, especially a woman in gray that asks people exactly what they are doing there! For something a little different, take your cameras and see if your charter bus group can capture "The Gray Lady" on film.
If your charter bus group wants to cut loose and play, make a stop at the Golf and Kart World and challenge your charter bus group on a go-cart race on one of two courses. This facility also features two beautifully designed miniature golf courses, and a number of batting cages.
Bryce's Cafeteria is a perfect place for your charter bus group to land after a day of sight seeing in Texarkana and enjoy some good food, lots of it, and some great conversation. Bryce's has everything your charter bus group could want all served up cafeteria style. Another place to fill your tummy and wet your whistle is at the Cattleman's Steak House. This area is well known as cattle country and the steaks are worth writing home about. Your charter bus group will find the portions are Texas sized but the prices are not.
Texarkana is waiting to show all its treasures to your charter bus group, book your next excursion today!