Quality Inn Conference Center
2843 N. N.W. Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: (903) 595-6151
Fax: (903) 597-9437
Housing a stunning array of wild animals, including numerous exotic and endangered species from Africa to South America, Caldwell Zoo is an excellent place to explore wildlife from around the world. Besides animals, the zoo also houses a very popular African Aquarium, a North American Herpetarium as well as the Wild Bird Walkabout. The beautifully landscaped parks, with its spacious and lush enclosures offer a pleasant setting for visitors as well as the animals. Kids can have a whale of a time, petting animals in the designated area or letting loose in the play area. The zoo offers numerous educational programs as well.
True Vine Brewing Company is a local microbrewery that offers an alluring selection of craft beers. You can sample some of their brews which are absolutely delectable. They have a quaint outlet at Tyler, but their beer is available at other bars in the city as well.
The Tyler Rose Garden has neatly arranged rows of rose bushes laid out in the classic English style amid neatly-manicured lawns. View roses in unusual colors, especially hybrid varieties.
The Tyler Public Library has been catering to the locals of Tyler in the form of its gigantic inventory of books, DVDs and CDs. The library also has computers that can be used by members. Librarians here are extremely approachable and polite.
Camp Ford is a must-visit in Tyler for those who are history buffs. This site was earlier the place for the POW camp during the Civil War and is a significant addition to the historic sites of the country.
The grassy expanse of Headache Springs Natural Park is a lovely place to spend some time staying away from the hustle bustle of the daily life. There are trails passing through this park and its a good place for those who enjoy taking a peaceful stroll in natural environments.
The West Mud Creek and the Rose Rudman Recreational Trail cut across Southside Park. This woody park has a thick growth of trees and a swampy terrain. It is ideal for hikers.
The campus of the University of Texas at Tyler is placed near the lake and is doted with beautiful pine trees. Here, you can enroll for any of the 80 undergraduate and post-graduate programs that are offered. You can find students from across the country and also foreign students at this university. Apart from academics, the University also encourages recreation and extra-curricular activities and provides a plethora of opportunities for the same.
Tyler State Park is a wooded park that is known for activities such as camping and mountain biking. The park also consists of a lake and you can rent out a canoe, a kayak or a paddle boat to explore more of the lake. There are also ample of camping facilities here as well as picnic tables.
The Hollytree Country Club is an exclusive club with a breathtaking, 18-hole golf course. It also has a wine cellar with luxury wines, two clay and 10 hard tennis courts and a swimming pool. Guests can host formal banquets and receptions here.
This place is a wonderful tiger sanctuary that you can get your kids to, for a day's visit. The park houses different species of tigers and keeps them in great condition here. The refuge is well-maintained and organized and the tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable.