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Tyler, Texas

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Hudnall Planetarium

At Tyler Junior College, planetarium is one of Texas' largest. Among exhibits are replicas of exploratory space vehicles. Campus east of downtown just off Texas 64

Tyler, TX Planetariums

Camp Ford

A historical marker identifies largest prisoner of war compound used for union troops west of the Mississippi. Replica of prisoner of war cabins, hiking trails and storyboards. Open daily. Hwy. 271 and Loop 323.

Tyler, TX Historic Markers

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 Museum of Art

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

Tyler, TX Museums

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

Things to do near Tyler, TX

Old Rusk Penitentiary Bldg.

Central administration building of present Rusk State Hospital built as main building of former Rusk State Prison, 1878. Iron...

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance 13 miles northwest on Texas 63. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, swi...

Big Thicket Information Station

Details about the Big Thicket National Preserve, interpretive panels, information on trails and boating. Hiking trails of var...

Old North Church

Believed to be oldest union church in Texas; several denominations worshiped here. First was Baptist service held under a tre...

Houstan County lake Fishing

Houstan County Lake has a good reputation in regards to anglers having the chance of catching a trophy bass. There is standi...