Keeping the kiddos entertained during the hot summer months can be a bit of a challenge. This list highlights fun summer things you can do with the kids in Texarkana with a mixture of some that cost money and others that do not cost a penny other than the gas it takes to drive across town.


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    Go to the Movies

    4230 St Michael Dr, Texarkana, Texas 75503

    Texarkana's Cinemark Theatre has matinee showings that will save money as well as other discount options including reduced costs for drinks and snacks.

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    Arts and Crafts Summer Camps

    218 Main Street in Texarkana, Texas

    Children can participate in arts and crafts classes that are offered throughout the summer. Check out Arts on Main for the schedule and list of events.

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    Water Fun at Splash Pad

    4303 N. Park Rd., Texarkana, Texas 75503

    The Rotary Splash Pad is located in Spring Lake Park. Loads of free fun for the kids to play in the water to cool off with plenty of shady areas for parents to sit close by and watch without getting wet. The park's bathrooms are just across the way next to the baseball fields. For more information, visit our Splash Pad story.

    Mimi Campbell at Townsquare Media
  • 4

    Water Park Slides, Wave Pool & Lazy River

    5501 Crossroads Pkwy, Texarkana, Ark., 71854

    Holiday Springs Water Park is located in the Arkansas side of Texarkana and has several water slides, a lazy river to float, the wave pool is great fun and my favorite the Texarkana Splash Mountain which is a big playground in water.

    Holiday Springs Water Park
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    Arcade Games

    Central Mall, 2400 Richmond Rd #58, Texarkana, Texas 75503

    Starlight Golf and Arcade is located at the north entry of Central Mall with plenty of air conditioning to keep everyone cool while playing games.

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    Go Carts, Miniature Golf, Rock Wall & More

    8225 N State Line Ave. Texarkana, Texas 75503

    Fun Country Park is just a couple of miles north of Texarkana and offers miniature golf, go carts for the big kids, and little kids too, batting cages, rock wall, and even paintball. Fun Country is a great place to go with packages for the entire park, and birthday packages available as well. They even have BBQ grills available too.

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    Discovery Place

    215 Pine St. Texarkana, Texas 75501

    The Texarkana Museums System has a wonderful Discovery Center where children can see giant prehistoric animal murals and explore in the living science laboratory of health, sound, motion, electricity, astronomy and other sciences. Children can play in replicas of a 1900 general store and a 1920 kitchen. There is a dress-up room, puppet theatre and a special toy area. Kids can spend a lot of fun time at the interactive sound wall. There is a $5 fee for this center.

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    Playgrounds in Texarkana