TYLER

Population 77,999

Altitude 558


General

Tyler was chartered in 1847 and named after President John Tyler. Tyler has a diversified economy based on oil, manufacturing and agriculture. A famous product is the Tyler rosebush. Site of Texas College, University of Texas at Tyler, and Tyler Junior College, home of "Apache Belles," famous precision dance-drill team.

East Texas Fair, six days late September draws some 100,000 visitors. Outstanding livestock event, large variety of beef and dairy cattle, ponies, swine, sheep, industrial displays and midway attractions.

Texas Rose Festival is held in mid-October and attracts thousands to the floral gala. Includes queen's coronation, rose show, parade and tours to rose nurseries. Most events at Municipal Rose Garden. There is an admission charge for some events.

BROOKSHIRE'S WORLD of WILDLIFE MUSEUM and COUNTRY STORE

CALDWELL ZOO

CAMP FORD

CARNEGIE HISTORY CENTER

GOODMAN-LeGRAND HOME

HUDNALL PLANETARIUM

MUNICIPAL ROSE GARDEN & MUSEUM

TYLER MUSEUM OF ART

TYLER STATE PARK


Attractions

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