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This site is an online directory for Tyler travel, tourism, hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, weather, maps, government, education and recreation. It includes coverage of Tyler and much of East Texas for visitors traveling to Tyler, those attending conventions and business meetings, newcomers, and long-time residents.

Tyler is the largest retail, medical, and business center in Upper East Texas. The city 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 the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival held the third weekend in October. The 90th Texas Rose Festival will be held on October 19-22, 2023.

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 Azalea Trail was most recently held on March 24 - April 9, 2023.

Dining in Tyler is a pleasure, with a wide spectrum of cuisine choices and restaurants, cafes and grills, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants.

Be sure to experience Tyler shopping! Most retail outlets and the mall are located along South Broadway Avenue, and nearby in Canton is the famous First Monday Trade Days.

The area features an active arts & cultural community, a modern easily accessible jetport, recreation on nearby Lake Tyler, and fishing, boating and camping on Lake Palestine coupled with a warm climate and low cost of living.

Tyler has the most often sought after requirements for quality living, such as low crime rate, affordable housing, state-of-the-art health care, abundant recreation, an active arts scene, and a variety of educational opportunities.

Tyler ... in Upper East Texas

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Tyler, situated about half-way between Dallas and Shreveport, is the largest retail, medical, and business center in Upper East Texas. The city features rolling hills, and has an elevation of about 545 feet.

It is also the Rose Capital of America and the location of the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden. Included below are highlights of Tyler, and a few of the many popular features on our website for residents and visitors alike.


Tyler Texas and Smith County Maps

Included on this site are several maps of the Tyler, Texas metropolitan area, from sources such as Google, Smith County, the Smith County Appraisal District SCAD, and the University of Texas at Austin. more

Vital Statistics

Tyler Texas Vital Statistics and Population

According to the Federal 2020 Census, the population of Tyler is 105,995, and the population of Smith County is 233,479. View our special section on Tyler vital statistics such as elevation, population, zip codes, area code, and climate. more

Getting Around

Getting Around in Tyler Texas

Tyler has an excellent, solid transportation infrastructure which equates to short, easy commuting times and experiences with inner Loop 323 and the new Toll Loop 49. more


Tyler and Smith County Texas Government

Situated in the growing East Texas region, Tyler is the seat of Smith County. The City of Tyler operates using the Mayor-Council-Manager form of local government. more

Jobs & Business

Tyler jobs, employment, business and economy

Even in difficult economic times, Tyler's diverse economy remains robust with its base in the manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, education, rose, nursery, and health care industries. more

Arts & Culture

Tyler arts scene and cultural activities

Tyler's lifestyle has the characteristics, feel, benefits and safety of a small town, but also has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the advantages of a variety of arts and cultural activities. more

Things to Do

Tyler Texas tourism and things to see and do

From azaleas to zoos, Tyler features a variety of things to do for the entire family! Tyler has attractions to visit year-round plus events such as the Tyler Azalea Trail and the Texas Rose Festival. more


Tyler Texas education, schools and colleges

A highly-rated series of public and private schools offer a variety of educational options in the Tyler area. Three institutions of higher education provide education to thousands. more

Hotels & Lodging

Tyler hotels, motels, B&Bs, RV resorts and other lodging

Tyler offers a variety of hotels, motels, inns, extended-stay suites, B&Bs, RV parks, and other accommodations situated near the major tourist, business, shopping, and medical centers of the city. more


Restaurants, cafes and other dining venues in Tyler, Texas

Dining in Tyler is a pleasure, with a wide spectrum of cuisine choinces and restaurants, cafes, and grills, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants. more


Shopping malls, shopping centers and retail stores in Tyler Texas

Tyler is the largest retail center in East Texas, and the largest between Dallas and Shreveport. Most retail shops and the Tyler mall are located along South Broadway Avenue - great shopping in Tyler! more

Tyler Area Lakes

Lakes in the Tyler area, including Lake Tyler, Lake Palestine and Bellwood Lake

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 like Toledo Bend Reservoir in easy driving distance. more

Downtown Tyler

Downtown Tyler Texas: things to do, restaurants, shopping, historical sites and lodging options

Downtown Tyler features numerous historical structures, government buildings and a reviving business district and nightlife. The Tyler Visitor’s Center is located in the Plaza Tower in the heart of Downtown Tyler at 110 N. College Avenue, Suite 105. more

Tyler Museums

Tyler Texas Museums

Tyler offers a variety of arts and cultural venues including the Museum of Art, Rose Museum, Goodman-LeGrand Home, the Depot Museum, an active aviation museum and others. more

Tyler Real Estate

Real estate options in Tyler and surrounding communities, including ranches, lake-front sites, condos and subdivisions

Home building and real estate options in Tyler span a wide spectrum, and include residential subdivisions, golfing communities, lake-front sites, condominiums, townhouses, gated communities, ranches, and country living. more


The history of Tyler Texas and Smith County

Named for President John Tyler, the city was established on April 11, 1846 by the Texas Legislature, and designated it the seat of Smith County. A site was selected for the new town at the center of the county. more