Tyler, in Piney Woods, is a place that some 97,000 people call home.
Austin, the state capital, is 200 miles (322 kilometers) southwest of Tyler, while Dallas is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the west.
There’s no reason to neglect your swing when visiting Tyler; visit Pine Springs Golf Course, home to the best greens and the nastiest bunkers the area. Hire a set of clubs from the pro shop and hit the fairways, then end the day in the clubhouse bar with a few drinks and laughs with friendly locals.
In this culture-loving city, be sure to investigate a few interesting cultural centers and museums, such as the Discovery Place Museum, where discerning visitors can learn and be challenged. Take a self-guided tour, see the highlights, and then ask around to locate some of the smaller museums in the vicinity.
As well as urban parks, Tyler also has some preservation parks where families can enjoy beautiful landscapes and some notable flora and fauna. Discover the beauty of Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center and Museum and relish getting back to nature and away from the paved streets.
Broadway Square Mall is the perfect place to go to if you love shopping and people watching. Check out what the locals are buying and take home some original outfits.
Snap photos, admire the exhibits and explore a range of animal habitats at Caldwell Zoo, an exciting zoo. Ask the staff about educational talks and discover some of the zoo’s most popular animals.
In this culture-rich city there are some interesting cultural centers and museums, such as the Tyler Museum of Art, where art and history lovers can see local exhibits. Even if you are only casually interested in art, this is the perfect place to enjoy the atmosphere and learn more about art history.