Tyler Area Attractions

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Caldwell Zoo


2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, Texas, 75702

Caldwell Zoo is the culmination of one man’s vision and love of children. Caldwell Zoo is cherished by the people of east Texas and beyond as a beautiful, fun place for children and adults to learn about wildlife – a place made possible by D.K. Caldwell. Kids and the zoo just naturally go together. Caldwell Zoo has a special area just for kids – those of the human variety and those of the goat variety. Just around the corner to the left of the zoo’s front entry is a petting area with several very friendly goats that human kids of all ages can pet.

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Camp Ford Historic Park


6500 US-271, Tyler, Texas, 75708

Camp Ford was the largest Confederate Prisoner of War Camp west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Established in August of 1863, the camp was not closed until May 19, 1865. At its peak in July 1864, over 5,300 prisoners were detained there. The site of the Camp stockade is now a public park, owned by Smith County, Texas, and managed by the Smith County Historical Society.

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Children's Park of Tyler

110 E Dobbs Street, Tyler, Texas, 75701

The Children’s Park of Tyler is a special place to celebrate the lives of all children located in beautiful East Texas. It is a unique park that provides opportunities for both natural play and quiet meditation with opportunity to engrave children's names along the sidewalk. The park operates under the public private partnership between the City of Tyler and the Children's Park of Tyler.

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Discovery Science Place


308 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler, Texas, 75702

Hands-on family fun for kids of all ages. View bats in the bat cave, trigger an earthquake into motion under your feet, snake your way through mysterious tunnels and explore the depths of a limestone cavern. Investigate the bones of "Big Ethel", the triceratops dinosaur. The Discovery Science Place offers two exhibit halls where kids of all ages are free to move around and explore. So, come be a kid again!

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East Texas Symphony Orchestra


107 E. Erwin, Tyler, Texas, 75702

The East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association is guided by a dynamic and diverse Board of Directors which fosters the growth and development of the Orchestra to keep pace with the needs of the community. ETSO continues to strive to bring classical music to a broader segment of our community.

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Fairhaven Vineyards


5340 S FM 2869, Hawkins, Texas, 75765

The Fairhaven winery is located at the heart of the vineyard in the beautiful highlands of the Sabine Valley. Our grapes share the surrounding natural glory with an abundance of wildlife, wildflowers and pure spring water. Our wines are fine grade handmade wines done in new oak barrels and are produced from handpicked estate grapes. If the quiet commune with nature is what you are looking for while you enjoy a glass of our estate wines you have found the special place that you have been looking for!

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum


150 Airport Drive, Tyler, Texas, 75704

The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum pays tribute to the pioneers of flight and patriots instrumental in the advancement of aviation. This is accomplished through the display of aviation memorabilia and aircraft for the education of the public.

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Kiepersol Estates Vineyards & Winery


3933 FM 344 E, Tyler, Texas, 75703

Kiepersol is a food, wine and spirits destination in East Texas. Our estate-grown artisan wines and are finely crafted to be comfortable to drink, pairing every day life with the abundance of the earth. Unique Texas spirits are made on site to intrigue the most avid connoisseur. Join us today for an elegant dinner or simply time to rekindle at our restful B&B. Let your passions be ignited at Kiepersol by sharing in our lifestyle.

Pelle Legna Vinyards

Pelle Legna Vinyards


18655 CR 418, Tyler, Texas, 75704

Pelle Legna is a vineyard and winery in Tyler, Texas. Established in 2007, we grow and nurture Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cab Franc, Sangiovese, Mourvédre, Malbec, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah and Muscato. Our wine is one of the three Texas wineries that is 100% estate grown, hand crafted on site and bottled. We invite you to come out and experience Pelle Legna Vineyards first hand.

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge


17552 FM 14, Tyler, Texas, 75706

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge is a 140 acre preserve dedicated to over 35 rescued big cats. Come meet these majestic animals, learn about the feline species known as Panthera Tigris and find out how you can help to ensure their future in the United States and worldwide. We started Tiger Creek for a very specific purpose: "To provide rescue and rehabilitation of big cats that have been abused, neglected or displaced."

True Vine Brewing Company

True Vine Brewing Company


2453 Earl Campbell Parkway Tyler, TX 75701

Men of love and integrity walking in faith and hope, putting their neighbors before themselves and crafting brews…

Tyler Museum of Art

Tyler Museum of Art


1300 South Mahon Avenue, Tyler, Texas, 75701

The Museum is housed today in an award-winning structure nestled on a tree-shaded site, adjacent to the campus of Tyler Junior College. The building contains two major exhibition galleries on the ground floor, the North Gallery and the Bell Gallery. There is also a library, classroom, café, and gift shop. The Tyler Museum of Art's growing permanent collection features over 1200 works including paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture by artists such as James Surls, Vernon Fisher, Alexander Calder, Terry Allen, and Charles Umlauf. ;

Tyler Rose Garden

Tyler Rose Garden & Museum


420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, Texas, 75702

The history of the Texas Rose Festival and rose industry are chronicled in the Tyler Rose Museum. Interactive exhibits draw you in and make you part of the excitement. Hear the marching band as the floats pass by in the Parade Room. Listen to the recorded voices of former Rose Queens describe their "royal" experience. Beautiful hand-sewn gowns dating from 1935 share display space with bejeweled crowns and scepters. The "Attic of Memories", a favorite of many museum visitors, feature antiques an poignant memorabilia donated from the private collections of local residents. In the tradition of the best Smithsonian displays, "The Attic" gives visitors a realistic glimpse of life in Smith County throughout the past hundred years. Steamer trunks and faded hat boxes display dated treasures, while audio tapes describe how these items relate to unforgettable Rose Festival moments.

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park


789 Park Road 16, Tyler, Texas, 75706

Tyler State Park features a cool, 64-acre spring-fed lake, 100-foot tall trees, and historic structures. Play at the lake, wet a hook, wander through the woods, or relax with your binoculars. You will love this peaceful get-away in Northeast Texas!

Waterpark at the Villages

Waterpark at the Villages


18270 Singing Wood Ln, Flint, Texas, 75762

Looking for an indoor water park in Flint, Texas that features a lazy river, water slides and a wave pool among many other attractions? Look no further, The WaterPark @ The Villages opened its doors in January 2008 and is located at Silverleafs The Villages Resort a family playground and Texas vacation destination on nearly 3,000 acres of piney woods on Lake Palestine. In addition, with 25,000 square feet of fun for the entire family, the water park is also one of the largest in Texas. Furthermore, the 19,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed recreational area is climate controlled and features a retractable roof for outdoor summer excitement for friends and the entire family.