Tyler is the seat of Smith County and is named after former president John Tyler. The city has a population of more than 107,000 and is about 100 miles away from Dallas. It is named the Rose Capital of the World. Find out why when you get on a Tyler, TX bus rental and visit the city today.
A Tyler, TX bus rental can help accommodate up to 60 people, making it easier for you to tour the city and its many attractions.
Visit the Brookshire's World of Wildlife Museum & Country Store, where you have at least 450 mounted wildlife. You should also visit a replica of a 1920s grocery store. There is a playground and picnic areas for you to enjoy. Meanwhile, the Center for Earth and Space Science Education welcomes more than 20,000 people every year. The center features a state-of-the-art planetarium, real time video feed provided by NASA, and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
Visit the Discovery Science Place where the kids can have a fun hands-on experience as they learn about bats, earthquakes, dinosaurs, and other scientific facts. The center has three exhibition halls to explore. You may also want to take the group to the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, where you could find vintage aircraft and aviation artifacts and memorabilia.
Meanwhile, you could watch a theater production, comedy show, concert, or movie at the Liberty Hall, a 1930s theater that is the center of Tyler's arts and culture scene. The Tyler Civic Theatre Center, on the other hand, gives you the chance to watch mysteries, comedies and other performances. Also check out the UT Tyler Cowan fine and Performing Arts Center and catch any of the national touring acts, theater shows, concerts, comedies, and other performances slated during your trip.
Perhaps you might enjoy visiting the Gallery Main Street, where you can have several juried exhibits throughout the year. This is the cornerstone of the city's arts district. Why not go to the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden? The rose garden has 14 acres of space filled with 35,000 rose bushes representing at least 500 rose varieties. You can visit the Ida Garden, day lily and camellia gardens and the Heritage Garden. Other arts-related attractions that you can go to in Tyler include the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Pinot's Palette, Tyler Community Concert Association, Tyler Museum of Art and the Tyler Rose Museum.
Apart from all these arts-related transactions, you can also plan your vacation to coincide with the East Texas State Fair held over ten days in September or October. The fair is now more than nine decades old and is the best event for top concerts, livestock shows, shopping options and other fun activities.
Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q is one of the most popular restaurants in Tyler, where you could enjoy delicious food with great music. You might also want to go to Lola's Handcrafted Sandwiches if you want something light.
Taste the Latin American dishes at Villa Montez, or sample the best Asian dishes at Three Z Azian Cuizine. Or you can get Greek treats at Athena Restaurant and What About Kabob & His Gyros or the Italian delights at Portofino's Italian Restaurant and Mario's Italian Restaurant & Club. And then check out the seafood at Happy’s Fish House.
Roast Social Kitchen is a wine bar that serves great wines and cocktails, as well as pizza. Other places you can try out are New York Pizza & Pasta, Bernard’s Mediterranean Restaurant, The Egg & I, and Jucy’s Hamburgers.
There are several malls in the city that you can shop in, such as the Broadway Square Mall and the Village at Cumberland Park. If you love antiques, Tyler has Found Objects and Ye Olde City Antique Mall. Then buy the latest trends at some of the great boutiques in the city such as 20 Two 10 Boutique, Apricot Lane, Bridgette's and Clothes Mentor, among many others.
Play at the Hollytree Country Club where you have 18 holes and more than 6,800 yards at the longest tees. Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge designed the course that was opened in 2005 and has a 72 par, 73.6 course rating, and 136 slope rating. Meanwhile, Cascades Golf Club has 18 holes and more than 7,100 yards at the longest tees. It has a par of 71, course rating of 70.6 and slope rating of 118. It was designed by Lee Singletary and Mark Hayes and opened in 2004.
Willow Brook Country Club offers an 18-hole game and has more than 6,500 yards at the longest tees. It has a par of 71, course rating of 72.1 and slope rating of 126. It was designed by Mark Hayes and first opened in the 1940s. Then you also have Pine Springs Golf Club.
There are close to three dozen sites all around the city that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. History buffs will want to check out the nationally registered historic districts, such as the Azalea Residential Historic District, Brick Streets Neighborhood Historic District, Charnwood Residential Historic District, Donnybrook Duplex Residential Historic District, East Ferguson Residential Historic District, and Short-Line Residential Historic District.
Goodman-LeGrand House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It is now operated as a museum. Or you can visit the Whitaker-McClendon House, which is a fine example of Victorian house. You could join the guided tours to discover the political and cultural history of the city. Other historic houses you can go to are John B. and Ketura (Kettie) Douglas House, President's House at Texas College, Ramey House, Tyler US Post Office and Courthouse, and Williams-Anderson House.
Tyler also has several commercial buildings that are historically or architecturally significant, such as the Blackstone Building, Cotton Belt Building, Elks Club Building, Moore Grocery Co. Building, People's National Bank Building, and Tyler Grocery Company. Then you have two sites at Texas College that are on the list: D.R. Glass Library and Martin Hall at Texas College.
Other historic sites you can go to are Carnegie Public Library, Crescent Laundry, Jenkins-Harvey Super Service Station and Garage, Marvin Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Smith County Jail, 1881, St. James Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, St. John's AF & AM Lodge, St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt) Passenger Depot, Tyler City Hall, and Tyler Hydraulic-Fill Dam.
Texas Rose Horse Park allows you to have fun by horseback riding. The facility also has amenities for benefit concerts, dog shows, vendor exhibits and others. There are close to five dozen RV spots, 70 RV hook ups, and other amenities.
Tyler State Park has 985 acres of space and features a lake where you could boat, swim and fish. There are hiking trails and paddleboat rentals available. You can also visit Woldert Park, where you can have a picnic, play basketball and tennis, swim, fish, or have fun at the sprayground.
Fun Forest Park has picnic facilities, a playground, basketball court, sports courts, swimming pool and sprayground. Other parks you can go to include TR Griffith Park, Emmett J. Scott Park, Oak Grove Park, Herndon Hills Park, and PT Cole Park, among many others.
You can also visit the Chamblee's Rose Nursery, Camp Ford Historic Park, the Children's Park, Lake Tyler Recreational Areas, the South Tyler Hike and Bike Trail at Rose Rudman Park, and the Splash Park at the Boys and Girls Club of East Texas.
Visit Caldwell Zoo where you can find more than 2,000 animals belonging to 250 species from South and North America, and Africa. The kids and the rest of the family will surely love the petting zoo and enjoy the aquariums and picnic areas. You can also visit the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge.
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