Our Community Offers Something For All Ages!
AZALEA AND SPRING FLOWER TRAIL: Each spring, visitors flock to enjoy mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers nestled among stunning historic homes on charming tree-lined streets. The breathtaking beauty of this annual event has been heralded by residents and visitors alike as a delight to the senses and a photographer’s dream.
CALDWELL ZOO: More than 2000 animals from Africa and North and South America live in natural habitats at this impressive 85-acre park located in Tyler, Texas. Features include a children’s petting pen, two aquariums, picnic areas, a café that overlooks an African savannah and gift shops with original African items. The zoo also offers seasonal presentations such as a bird show, alligator feedings, giraffe feedings, and elephant demonstrations.
TEXAS ROSE FESTIVAL: What began in 1933 has blossomed into an much-anticipated annual event in Tyler and the surrounding East Texas communities. The Rose Parade helps kick off the festival each year followed by a Coronation Ball, a “Concert in the Park” by the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, tours of local rose fields and so much more. Tyler is also home to the country’s largest “municipal rose garden,” including 40,000 rose bushes and nearly 500 varieties of roses.
THE DISCOVERY SCIENCE PLACE: Hands-on family fun for everyone! View bats in the bat cave, trigger an earthquake into motion under your feet, snake your way through mysterious tunnels, explore the depths of a limestone cavern and so much more. Three exhibit halls give kids of all ages the space to move around and explore!
TYLER MUSEUM OF ART: A true Texas treasure, the TMA is recognized as a major attraction for both tourists and local visitors. From its 700-piece permanent collection to a remarkable array of traveling exhibitions, the TMA offers a culturally-enriching and dynamic experience in the visual arts.