Tyler Online ... in the Heart of East Texas
This site is a comprehensive directory for Tyler travel, tourism, hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, news, weather, maps, government, and recreation.
Tyler is the largest retail, medical, and business center in East Texas.
We cover Tyler and much of East Texas for visitors traveling to Tyler, those attending Tyler conventions and business meetings, newcomers, and long-time residents.
Tyler is known as the Rose Capital of America, and is home to the widely recognized Tyler Rose Garden. This is 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. The 83rd Texas Rose Festival will be held on October 13 - 16, 2016, with “Museum of the Majestic” as its theme. Mallory Kristine Curtis, will reign as the 2016 Texas Rose Festival Queen.
The 2016 10-day East Texas State Fair will be held on Friday September 23 - Sunday October 2, 2016. The average annual attendance is about 250,000 visitors.
A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens filled with blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips.
The 57th annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail was held from March 25 to April 10, 2016 (a week later than in previous years).
Tyler is growing!
According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released in May of 2014, Tyler's population is 100,223, a 3.4% increase from the census total of 96,900 in 2010.
Smith County's population was reported in 2010 to be 209,714, a 20% increase from 174,706 in 2000.
Even with the downturn in the national economy, growth continues in Tyler, especially on U.S. 69 south, Loop 323 and the Old Jacksonville corridor.
Tyler offers a diverse selection of shopping opportunities and venues, from regional shopping centers with local and national merchants to small locally-owned boutiques.
It is the largest retail center in East Texas, and the largest between Dallas and Shreveport. One of Tyler's major retail shopping corridors is along South Broadway including the new Village at Cumberland Park.
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Tyler offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, grills and other dining venues, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants.
Enjoy our Tyler restaurant reviews, and information on new restaurants opening in the Tyler area including Abuelo's, Slim Chickens, Freebirds World Burrito, Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Torchy's Taco, Chuy's, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Corner Bakery and others.
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Things to Do
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.
Walk the Rose Rudman Trail, visit the planetariuim at TJC, explore Caldwell Zoo, take a stroll at the Tyler Rose Garden, or take in a concert at the Cowan Center. There's always lots to do in Tyler!
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Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. Bed & Breakfasts around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services. We provide hotel listings, maps and hotel maps at our new website TylerTexasHotels.com
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There's always a lot going on in Tyler and East Texas!
Our Tyler Texas calendar lists events, conventions, conferences, shows, expos, festivals, fairs, art shows, parades, fund raisers and other special events in Tyler and across East Texas.
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Tyler is located in the geographical area of East Texas known as the "Piney Woods", about half-way between Dallas and Shreveport, and just south of the I-20 corridor.
U.S. 69 is the major north-south route through the city while Toll Loop 49 provides westbound access to I-20. U.S. 271 provides access to I-20 heading east to Shreveport.
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (airport code TYR) is a state-of-the-art airport providing jet service to cities worldwide via connections to DFW Airport.
Rebuilt in 2002, the airport features on-site parking, rental car facilities and easy access from of Tyler and East Texas. Flights are provided by American Eagle connecting with DFW.
Tyler is the largest retail, medical, and business center in East Texas. It is also the Rose Capital of America and the location of the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden. On this website we provide information on a variety of Tyler topics, from tourism to education, from recreation to medical facilities. Tyler offers it all!
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Tyler Area Lakes
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 Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Lake Tyler and Lake Tyler East, situated adjacent to each other and connected via a canal, are located just east of Tyler, while Lake Palestine lies to the southwest.
Tyler and the East Texas job market employ a large number of jobs and careers in the manufacturing, healthcare, education, grocery distribution, banking, retail business, information technology, communications, oilfield, petrochemical, natural gas, drilling, and refining job sectors.
Within the City of Tyler are located about 50,000 jobs, with a total of about 103,000 in Smith County.
Established in 1952, the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the nation's largest rose garden, spanning 14 acres.
The gardens include over 38,000 rose bushes and over 600 different varieties, as well as reflecting pools, walkways and fountains. The gardens are a popular destination for both local residents and for visitors.
The 83rd Texas Rose Festival will be held on October 13 - 16, 2016, with “Museum of the Majestic” as its theme.
A highlight of each spring season in East Texas is the 10-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of quaint brick streets, historic homes, and residential gardens of blooming azaleas, dogwoods and tulips. People from all over the USA visit Tyler to attend the Azalea Trail. Included are two marked routes, the Lindsey Trail and the Dobbs Trail.
The 57th annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail was held from March 25 to April 10, 2016.