Tyler is located in the Smith County, Texas and is
the main city of the Tyler Metropolitan Statistical
Area. Tyler is also named the "rose capital of the
world" because 20% of commercial rose bushes
produced in the U.S are grown in Tyler and in Smith
County. In Tyler you’ll also find the nation's
largest municipal rose garden (The Tyler Municipal
Each October, Tyler hosts the Texas Rose Festival,
which attracts a large of tourists. Events in Texas
Rose Festival include a parade, the coronation of
the Rose Queen, and other civic events. Even if you
are not visiting this city for the Rose Festival or
Azalea Trail, there is so much to do and see in
Tyler and its surroundings. Tyler is also home to
the Rose Museum featuring the history of the
If yours kids accompany you, then you must visit the
Safari Park and the Caldwell Zoo, home to over 2,000
animals. The zoo offers seasonal presentations
including: bird show, alligator feedings, giraffe
feedings, and elephant demonstrations. Step into
history and discover Texas visiting Tyler Rose
Museum, Museum of Art, Goodman Museum, McClendon
House, and Hudnall Planetarium.
View rose gardens and azaleas among historical sites
while wandering our famous brick streets. If you're
an outdoors person be sure not to miss Tyler's
crystal-clear lakes, amazing golf courses and
campgrounds that provide opportunities for fishing,
picnicking, paddle-boating and hike and bike trails.
Tyler is a unique mix of the past and the future.
Tyler has something for everybody's taste! Roses,
wildlife, culture, family entertainment and much
more can be found here.