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Tyler, TX  has been named the "Rose Capital of America" and also has several activities that you and your family can enjoy! 

-The Tyler Rose Garden & Museum

This museum has several gardens and has plenty of room for kids to roam. The Rose Museum is dedicated to the history of Rose growing in the Tyler area. There you will find agricultural displays and the hall of the State of former Rose Queens. For more information, visit their website:

-The Center for Earth & Space Science Education 

This planetarium is located on the campus of the Tyler Junior college. Here they show a variety of science-related films on their 40 foot concave screen. For show times and more offerings check out their website: here

-Discovery Science Place 

This is a great place for pre-school and young school-age children. There are plenty of activities here that your younger child will enjoy, such as activity boards and giant puzzles! Visit their website

-Caldwell Zoo 

The Caldwell Zoo is certain to entertain you and your family for several hours, or even the whole day! They have recently opened an "African Overlook" which allows visitors to watch elephants play in the swimming pool. They have opened a new cafe close to the giraffe feeding stations so you can "dine with the giraffes" For information on admission prices and more, visit their website:

-Sweet Gourmet 

At the Sweet Gourmet, there are plenty of choices to satisfy the whole family's "sweet tooth"! They have a wide variety including, chocolate-dipped fruits, gourmet jelly beans, and so much more! Here is their website for more information: 

Sources: County Line Magazine-March/April 2018 issue