A small group of people swim off of a dock in a lake with large pine trees around
Tyler State Park. Photo by Kevin Stillman


The city, best known for its roses, is the site of Texas College, the University of Texas at Tyler, and Tyler Junior College. The Texas Rose Festival celebrates rose season each year in October. Other events include the Azalea & Spring Flower Trail, the East Texas State Fair, Azalea District Trail of Lights, and Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival.

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