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Attractions and Things to Do in Tyler & Near Canton

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When shopping is finished at First Monday Monday, there are a variety of attractions and things to do in close-by Tyler, including the Rose Garden, the Caldwell Zoo, museums, shopping and dining. In the spring, the city hosts the famous Azalea Trail.

Located in the rolling hills of East Texas in Smith County mid-way between Dallas and Shreveport, the city has a wide range of appeal.

Its lifestyle is cosmopolitan, yet has the feel, benefits and security of a small town. It offers benefits such as the East Texas Symphony Orchestra and a variety of plays and musicals, at various venues including the renown Cowan Center.

The highly-respected Museum of Art showcases both permanent, rotating and visiting collections. The Museum is currently engaged in the design of a much larger facility.

It also the home of the Center for Earth Space and Science Education (CESSE) on the campus of Tyler Junior College. The Caldwell Zoo is well known and highly respected for its collection and educational opportunities.

Tyler Rose Garden

Highlights of area attractions are shown below.

For more information on attractions and cities in East Texas, visit

Planetarium at TJC in Tyler
Planeterium at TJC in Tyler
Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler
Cowan Center, Tyler Texas, on the campus of the University of Texas at Tyler
Historic Railroad Museum in Downtown Tyler