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Tyler has a wide range of attractions to visit year-round for residents and tourists traveling to Tyler, as well as those attending business meetings and conventions.

Tyler Planetarium at TJC

The new planetarium at Tyler Junior College has become a "don't miss" Tyler attraction.

The new CESSE planetarium at TJC, a top tourist attraction in East Texas ... click for details!The new planetarium at TJC

The planetarium features exhibits such as "Great Balls of Fire", shows like "Cosmic Collisions", and the 1,500 pound Brenham meteorite now on display. more on Center for Earth & Space Science Education (CESSE) Planetarium

Tyler Rose Garden and Texas Rose Festival

Tyler, the Rose Capital of America, is home to the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden, listed in Livability's top 10 most inspiring gardens in the USA. Tyler is also the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival.

Caldwell Zoo

Caldwell Zoo began in 1938 as a backyard menagerie of squirrels and parrots for schoolchildren. Those simple beginnings have evolved into an 85-acre regionallly-recognized zoo containing more than 2,000 animals representing 250 species from East Africa, North America, and South America.

The Caldwell Zoo in TylerThe Caldwell Zoo in Tyler

The zoo includes a children's petting pen, two aquariums, picnic areas, a café that overlooks an African savannah and gift shops with original African items.

Habitats and exhibits include:

  • African Savanna
  • North America
  • South America
  • African Aquarium
  • North American Herpetarium
  • Wild Bird Walkabout

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Tyler Texas Museums

Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, North Broadway Avenue, Tyler, TexasGoodman-LeGrand House and Museum

The highly-respected Tyler Museum of Art, located on the campus of Tyler Junior College (TJC), showcases both permanent, rotating and visiting collections.

Located adjacent to the famous Tyler Rose Garden is the Tyler Rose Museum, which showcases and documents the history of the annual Texas Rose Festival.

Tyler's railroad depot is the home of the Cotton Belt Depot Museum, and the Tyler Transit offices. Included in the museum's collection are four large model train layouts, photographs, uniforms, hats, etc. that have been donated by former employees of the railroad, and friends of the depot.

The Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, built in 1859, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and designated a Texas Historic Landmark.

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Seasonal Events

Seasonal events in Tyler include the Azalea Trails and Spring Flower ShowSeasonal events in Tyler include the Azalea Trails and Spring Flower Show

Several major seasonal events are scheduled each year in Tyler, such as the Tyler Azalea Trail in March and the Texas Rose Festival in October.

It also hosts events such as car shows, the annual Firefighters Challenge, home & garden shows, the East Texas State Fair, the Four Winds Renaissance Faire, Cattle Barons Gala, TABA Parade of Homes, golf tournaments, concerts at Liberty Hall and the Cowan Center, shows at the Oil Palace, and others.

In addition, there are several art shows and sidewalk festivals in the downtown area through the year, including the popular Festival on the Square.

East Texas is blessed with an abundance of lakes, including Lake Palestine, Lake Tyler and East Lake Tyler in the immediate area, and other lakes such as Toledo Bend Reservoir in easy driving distance.

Tyler for Kids

When traveling to Tyler with kids or school groups, tour Brookshire's Museum & Country Store and the Discovery Science Place.

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Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum & Country Store on Old Jacksonville Highway and Loop 323, Tyler, TexasBrookshire's World of Wildlife Museum & Country Store on Old Jacksonville Highway and Loop 323, Tyler, Texas

Lakes, Boating, Fishing and Water Recreation in East Texas

In the Piney Woods Section of East Texas, there are over 30 lakes offering a variety of outdoor sports for vacations or weekends, including Lake Palestine and Lake Tyler. And within easy driving distance are other lakes such as Toledo Bend Reservoir.

Rose Rudman Recreational Trail

For walking, jogging, biking or roller-blading, Tyler's Rose Rudman Recreational Trail is a perfect venue for a short stroll or a long hike.

Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, Tyler, Texas


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Other popular tourist destinations and attractions in the Tyler metropolitan area

Conventions, Conferences and Business Meetings in Tyler

The Harvey Convention Center, Tyler, TexasThe Harvey Convention Center, Tyler, Texas

Tyler is a popular location for regional conventions, conferences, business meetings and shows. The Harvey Convention Center offers a variety of configurations for many types of events.

In April of 2013, the Tyler City Council approved plans for a new conference center to be located at the corner of South Broadway Avenue and Toll Loop 49. This facility will include 27,000 feet of meeting space, as well as an upscale, 250 room Marriott conference hotel. Construction could start during the summer of 2014.

More Information About Tyler Tourism

For more information, we highly recommend you contact the Tyler Convention and Visitors Bureau which offers detailed information on Tyler attractions and events.

The Children's Park, Tyler Texas
The Children's Park, Tyler Texas

Tyler Rose Garden
Tyler Rose Garden
The Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler (UTT)
The Harvey Convention Center, Tyler, Texas
The Harvey Convention Center, Tyler, Texas
East Texas State Fair held each fall in Tyler, Texas
East Texas State Fair held each fall in Tyler, Texas

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