Things to Do in Tyler Texas

Tyler’s many family-oriented attractions include:

The annual Texas Rose Festival is a spectacular production held in October of each year and the Azalea Trails attract thousands of visitors each spring. One of Tyler’s special attractions is the Rose Garden. It is great for special events, such as weddings or family reunions.

Museums in Tyler TX

Educational Resouces

  • Tyler Public Library
    Features 206,456 volumes
  • Caldwell Zoo
    2203 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 903-593-0121
    85-acre park featuring over 2,000 animals
  • Discovery Science Place
    308 N. Broadway, 903-533-8011
    Downtown children’s math and science museum
  • Vaughn Conservatory
    1400 E. Fifth, 903-510-2200
    Ranked 5th in the state for cultivation of exotic and ornamental plants
  • The Center for Earth & Space Science Education
    1200 S. Mahon, 903-510-2312
    The Center for Earth & Space Science Education serves as a dynamic public science education facility, offering educational and entertainment programming to encourage an interest in, and support for, science education. Enjoy traveling hands-on science exhibits in the exhibit hall and large-screen movies in the 40-foot domed theater. Open Tuesday through Sunday. For admission prices and show and exhibit details, visit
  • Camp Tyler
    Offers outdoor educational programs
  • Tiger Missing Link Foundation
    State Park Highway 14 N, 903-858-1008
    A rescue facility for tigers, lions, and cougars

Movie Theaters in Tyler TX

  • Carmike 14
    7415 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX, 903-939-0260
  • Time Square Cinema
    5201 S. Broadway Suite 170, Tyler, TX, 903-581-1818
  • Tyler Rose Cinema 14
    1250 W. SW Loop 323, Tyler, TX, 903-592-7000


  • McClendon House
    806 W. Houston, 903-592-3533
    Victorian Home built in 1878 has many of its original furnishings.
  • Camp Ford
    Hwy 271 & Loop 323, 903-592-5993
    Largest Confederate Prisoner of War camp west of the Mississippi River
  • Cottonbelt Train Depot
    210 Oakwood, 903-533-8057
    Restored Cotton Belt Train Depot, built in 1905, houses railroad memorabilia

Performing Arts in Tyler TX

  • Caldwell Auditorium
    Hosts various performances; managed by Tyler Independent School District
  • East Texas Symphony Orchestra
    Offers concerts and youth concerts
  • R. Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center
    3900 University Blvd, 903-566-7424
    Houses Vaughn Auditorium, Braithwaite Recital Hall, Meadows Art Gallery, and White Lobby
  • Tyler Civic Chorale
    Provides choral music, fall and spring concerts offered
  • Tyler Civic Ballet
    Provides opportunities for dancers and East Texas audiences to experience the fine art of dance
  • Tyler Civic Theater Center
    The first theatre in America designed for production of theatre-in-the-round



Golf in Tyler TX

Private Courses, 18 holes:

Public Courses, 9 holes:

Seasonal Events in Tyler TX

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Please see the Restaurants page for some of the City Hostess' favorite places to eat, including a listing of where the kids can eat for free.

Kids' Things to Do

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