Discover a Dog-Friendly Destination

Travel is gradually picking back up across the country and throughout the Ark-La-Tex area. And what’s better than traveling with your furry best friend? There’s no memory quite as sweet as memories made with your dog on the open road. When you’re ready to load up for your next road trip, don’t leave Buddy at home with a pet-sitter. Take your dog with you and make a travel stop in Texarkana, Arkansas. From our fenced, off-leash dog park to pup-friendly patios, Texarkana, Ark., should be the next dog-friendly destination added to your bucket list.

As you and Buddy travel through the Ark-La-Tex subregion of Southwest Arkansas, be sure to stop in Texarkana, whether it’s for a stay or just to get out and stretch your paws. Texarkana is in the top 15 largest cities in Arkansas. It’s located across the state line from its twin city, Texarkana, Texas, and is conveniently located near major interstate highways.

Texarkana, Arkansas is home to the Petsafe JefFURson Dog Park, which offers plenty of green space, shaded areas, and even an agility course for its four-legged visitors. In addition to the off-leash dog park where your dog can run and play, we have multiple parks and outdoor recreational areas, including Bobby Ferguson Park and Nix Creek Trail. If you’re feeling cooped up in your car, stop here and enjoy the great outdoors.

In addition to the great outdoors, Texarkana, Arkansas, offers a thriving food scene. With staples like TLC Burger and Fries serving some of the tastiest burgers in the state since the early 1980’s and diners devouring famous pies from Sue N’ Carol’s Kitchen since the 1970’s - Texarkana, Arkansas, has always been a great place to enjoy a meal. Hopkins Icehouse has an extensive menu and a large outdoor patio where dogs are welcome. Three Chicks Cafe is another dog-friendly eatery serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with outdoor seating available.

Looking for a unique background for your dog’s Instagram photos? Look no further than the State Line Post Office and Federal Courthouse. Nicknamed “photographer’s island,” the building straddles the Arkansas/Texas state line and sits in two separate zip codes. You and Buddy can commemorate a fun trip to Texarkana with a photo standing in two states at once. While you’re at it, you can take in Texarkana’s public art. There are several beautiful murals located around the city, like the Colors of Life mural near 112 Pine Street and a colorful Dr. Pepper mural at Olive and Broad St. on the exterior of TLC Burgers & Fries.

As you and your furry best friend get back on the road again, we’d love to welcome you to Texarkana, Arkansas. Whether you’re just taking a pit stop in the area or you’re looking for a place to stay for the night, we have several pet-friendly hotels to choose from and dog-friendly activities you’ll enjoy. So, don’t be a stranger, and come experience all that Texarkana, Ark., has to offer.