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Tyler, Texas

Chartered in 1847, Tyler was named for President John Tyler. The city has a diversified economy based on oil, manufacturing and agriculture. A famous product is the Tyler rosebush.

Tyler is the site of Texas College, Univeristy of Texas at Tyler, and Tyler Junior College, home of "Apache Belles," a famous precision dance-drill team.

Visitors enjoy the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail in late March and early April. The features include eight mile driving and walking tours boasting a variety of spring flowers. Events include a historic homes tour, fun run, quilt show, arts and crafts and much more. Don't miss the Hudnall Planetarium on the TJC campus. The observatory is open during the school year for specific showtimes. The East Texas Fair is held for six days in late September and draws thousands of visitors. There is an outstanding livestock event including a large variety of beef and dairy cattle, ponies, swine and sheep as well as industrial displays and midway attractions. The Texas Rose Festival is the third week in October and attracts thousands to the floral gala. The Festival includes the Queen's coronation, the rose show as well as a parade and tours to rose nurseries. Most events are held at the Municipal Rose Garden. Admission applies to some events.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Caldwell Zoo

Started in 1938 as backyard menagerie; now features more than 2,000 endangered and beautiful wildlife from Africa, North America and South America in natural habitats in this 85

Tyler, TX Zoos

Goodman Home

A delight for antique lovers and historians, this antebellum landmark brings the past to life with original furnishings, photographs and memorabilia dating from the mid-1800s. 624

Tyler, TX Museums

Tyler State Park

994-acre scenic playground is in one of finest forested sections of Texas. Facilities include camping, picnicking, nature trail, screened shelters, rest rooms and showers, snack bar, fishing, swimming, and boats. Ten miles north via F.M. 14, Park Road 16

Tyler, TX State Parks

Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store

Features more than 250 specimens of animals, reptiles, and fish from Africa and North America. The Country Store depicts what grocery stores were like in early 1920s. Open Tues. - Fri. 9 a.m. - noon, 1 - 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed major holidays. Call 903/534-2169

Tyler, TX Museums

Tyler Museum of Art

Three galleries featuring exhibits and a growing permanent collection of 19th- and 20

Tyler, TX Museums

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