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Tyler Texas Visitors Guide

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.

The Yellow Rose of Texas!The Yellow Rose of Texas! ... in the Tyler Rose Garden

This Tyler Visitors Guide provides useful information for visitors about Tyler hotels, restaurants, shopping, attractions, weather, maps, and recreation.

Tyler is also the site of the annual Texas Rose Festival. 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 next Annual Tyler Azalea & Spring Flower Trail will be held from March 22 - April 8, 2024.

Dining in Tyler is a pleasure, with a wide spectrum of cuisine choices and over 200 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.

Enjoy your visit!

Tyler Texas Visitors Guide

Things to do, attractions, and places to see in Tyler, Texas
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, enjoy a variety of coffee houses and beer brewers, or take in a concert at the Cowan Center. There's always lots to do in Tyler!yle


Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trails
Azalea Trails

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. . Included are two marked routes, the Lindsey Trail and the Dobbs Trail.

The next Azalea Trail will be held from March 22 - April 8, 2024.ea


Texas Rose Festival, dates, parade route, photos and history
Rose Festival

The rose industry has been a major industry in the Tyler area for decades. Showcasing the industry each year is the Texas Rose Festival and parade. The first Tyler Rose Festival was organized by Tyler Garden Club members, local rose growers and the Chamber of Commerce in October 1933 to showcase the importance of the rose industry to Tyler.

The 90th Texas Rose Festival will be held in Tyler on October 19-22, 2023 in Tyler.

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, location, photos and history
Rose Garden

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. d


Tyler area lakes - Lake Tyler, Lake Palestine and Lake Bellwood

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 Fork and Toledo Bend.

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.ale


Tyler Texas museums and historic sites

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 including a diverse choice of museums.

Enjoy the Museum of Art, Rose Museum, Goodman-LeGrand Home, the Depot Museum, the American Freedom Museum, an active aviation museum and others.

Outdoor recreation in Tyler Texas
Outdoor Recreation

Tyler has a wide range of places to see and things to do year-round. Tyler's mild climate provides an ideal environment for outdoor activities and recreation. Enjoy lakes, boats, fishing, water parks, baseball fields, golf and much more!

Tyler Texas education, schools, ISDs and colleges
Trails & Parks

The Tyler area offers a number of recreational trails and parks for walking, biking or strolling, located in the center of the city and in outlying areas. Enjoy the Rose Rudman Trail, Legacy Trails and many others!

Downtown Tyler Texas - thing to do, restaurants, nightlife and lodging

Downtown Tyler features numerous historical structures, government buildings and a revived 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.

Tyler Texas hotels, B&Bs, boutique hotels, vacation rentals and RV parks

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 and boutique hotels around the Tyler area offer exceptional amenities and services. This site provides hotel listings, maps and hotel reviews. e

Restaurants, cafes, food trucks and other dining venues in Tyler, Texas

Tyler offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, grills and other dining venues, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants to food trucks.

Enjoy our Tyler restaurant reviews, and information on new restaurants opening in the Tyler area including Abuelo's, Texas de Brazil, Freebirds World Burrito, Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Saltgrass Steak House, Chuy's, Chipotle, Walk-On's Bistreaux, and others.Di


Shopping in Tyler - Broadway Square Mall, Village at Cumberland Park, boutique stores, and area shopping centers

Tyler has 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.Sho


Interactive Maps of Tyler Texas

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.

Also provided is an interactive map of the the Tyler area showing live traffic conditions and delays. aps »

Getting Around in Tyler Texas - Toll Loop 49, Loop 323, South Broadway Avenue, Old Jacksonville Highway and more!
Getting Around

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, location, flights, rental cars and parking
Pounds Airport

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.

This modern airport features on-site parking, rental car facilities and easy access from Tyler and East Texas. Flights are provided by American Eagle. t