Host Your Texas Country Club Webbing at Hollytree
Posted on: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Beautiful Tyler, Texas is home to many of the most popular tourist attractions in Northeast TX. From the lush rose gardens that are nearly synonymous with Tyler itself to the Tyler Museum of Art to Caldwell Zoo, home to dozens of animals from all around the world, Tyler’s dedication to enriching our community has secured our role as the premier tourist destination in East and Northeast Texas year after year.
1. Tyler Rose Garden | 420 Rose Park Dr, Tyler, TX 75702
Famous as one of the world’s rose capitals, Tyler’s longstanding pride and joy is the Tyler Rose Garden, a massive 14-acre public garden that bursts with over 32,000 rose bushes of 600 distinct varieties.
The Tyler Rose Garden holds the annual Texas Rose Festival. This mid-October festival draws thousands of tourists each year. Visit www.texasrosefestival.com for details about this year’s festival.
2. Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary | 17552 FM 14, Tyler, TX 75706
Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is a family operation dedicated to the idea that every individual tiger is important to the species and worth rescuing. The sanctuary holds an immersive walking tour for all guests Wednesday through Sunday. Guests are welcome to take self-guided tours on Monday and Tuesday.
Visitors should be prepared to follow a 0.5-mile walking tour spanning 30 – 45 minutes. Once the tour is complete, guests are welcome to stay and enjoy the animals throughout the rescue until the park closes at 5 PM.
The last guided tour departs at 4:15. Guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 4:00 in order to have enough time to fully enjoy the sanctuary.
3. Skydive East Texas | Airport Rd, Gladewater, TX 75647
This family-owned-and-operated skydiving company is the only full-service drop zone in the area. For over 15 years, Skydive East Texas has offered safe, unforgettable jumps for both new and experienced skydivers. Fully licensed by the United States Parachute Association, Skydive East Texas is the company you can trust to give you the skydiving experienced you’ve been dreaming of.
4. Caldwell Zoo | 2203 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tyler, TX 75702
The Caldwell Zoo’s 85 acres are home to a vast number of animals from around the globe. Visit their Africa exhibits to see zebras, ostriches, warthogs, impala, elephants, giraffes, black rhinoceros, lions, tortoises, monkeys, and cheetahs. African penguins dive and play in the black-footed penguin exhibit, and parrots and golden weavers dart about in their aviaries.
The North America exhibit boasts free-roaming deer, Texas longhorns, bison, wild turkeys, turtles, and sand hill cranes. River otters frolic further on, and down the trail a goofy pair of black bears lumber about their habitat.
Visit the Caldwell Zoo to see nearly any animal you can dream of, and support wildlife conservation with your participation and patronage.
5. Texas ZipLine Adventures | 7290 Co Rd 4328, Larue, TX 75770
This zipline adventure begins above a rocky hillside at one of East Texas’ highest peaks and sends you sailing from tree to tree with 30-mile views soaring beneath you.
Your zipline experience will give you the opportunity to see the wildlife and ecology of East Texas’ Hill Country and kick back in a private, scenic, country-style paradise.
Since they opened in 2008, Texas ZipLine Adventures has been awarded “Best Adventure Tour in Texas” 6 consecutive years running. ZipLine tours are suitable for individuals, couples, families, and large groups.
6. Tyler Museum of Art | 1300 South Mahon Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75701
The Tyler Museum of Art has carefully selected over 800 individual works to add to their permanent Laura and Dan Boeckman Collection. The museum remains dedicated to their original intent to house primarily contemporary Texas art, but select pieces from the 19thcentury onward have also been added.
Home to work from artists such as Terry Allen and Keith Carter to contemporary stand-outs like Billy Hassel and Janet Chaffee as well as the glass master David Chihuly, the Tyler Museum of Art offers more than a mere glimpse into the world of contemporary art—always through a proud Texan lens.