: Apr 15, 2013 11:00 AM
: Apr 15, 2013 10:00 AM
All Buyers must bring a current 2014 Bank Letter. Tax exempt customers have your sales tax certificate.
For those flying in their private planes:
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport-Tyler 903-531-2343
This facility accommodates aircraft up to regional jets. There are 2 FBO’s for private use.
Jet Center of Tyler 903-597-1334 and Johnson Aviation 903-593-4343…
If flying commercially there are some commuting flights from DFW to Tyler on American Airlines and Continental.
Hilton Garden Inn Tyler
East Grande Tyler TX Expedia Hotel Expert: 1-855-809-3512
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tyler North
3247 West Gentry Parkway Tyler, Texas 75702 United States
Book online or call: 1-800-315-2621
NOTE: This one would be very close to the Auction Site
Courtyard by Marriott Tyler 855-213-0582
7424 S Broadway Ave, 75703 Tyler
THINGS TO DO:
1. Visit Glorious Gardens
Don’t miss the world-famous Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, with 35,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses. Several other gardens are also located in this 14-acre park. The adjacent Tyler Rose Museum features exhibits on the Tyler rose industry, along with memorabilia from the Texas Rose Festival and spectacular gowns and crowns worn by the festival’s rose queens.
In the springtime, the beautiful Ina Brundrett Azalea Garden at Tyler Junior College and Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden in nearby Gladewater attract numerous visitors.
2. Tour Historic Sites
Visitors can tour several historic homes in Tyler, including Goodman-Legrand House, fully furnished with family pieces. The Cotton Belt Depot Museum downtown houses railroad memorabilia and several model trains. History buffs will also enjoy the Smith County Historical Society’s museum, Camp Ford (a Civil War POW camp), the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, and the American Freedom Museum, featuring exhibits on military history.
3. Enjoy Outdoor Recreation
Tyler State Park, just a few minutes north of town, is a scenic spot for hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, and boating. Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboat to enjoy the small no-wake lake, or fish from several piers. A scenic walk along the hiking trail around the tree-lined lake takes about an hour. Numerous campsites are available for tents and RVs, along with screened shelters and picnic facilities. Several other area lakes, including Lake Palestine, offer boating and fishing.
4. Visit the Zoo
Don’t miss the Caldwell Zoo, a beautifully landscaped 85-acre park that’s home to more than 2,000 animals from around the globe. A patio dining area overlooks the African savannah where you can watch elephants and other animals while you eat.
5. Immerse Yourself in Culture
The Tyler Museum of Art has a permanent collection of more than 700 paintings, sculptures and photographs and also attracts world-class traveling exhibitions. Tyler also boasts a ballet, symphony orchestra, community theater, chorale and a variety of cultural attractions at Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler.
6. Explore the Animal Kingdom
Just a few minutes from Tyler State Park, take a guided tour of the Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, a rescue facility for tigers and other large cats. Or do a driving tour through the 300-acre Cherokee Trace Safari Park to observe and feed hundreds of animals, including several endangered species.
Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store (tucked away just behind the headquarters of Brookshire’s grocery stores on the south loop) features 450 well displayed mounted animals from around the globe. This free museum also includes a replica of a 1920’s general store and a playground and picnic area.
7. Attend Seasonal Events
Tyler is known for the annual Texas Rose Festival in October and the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail in late March and early April. Visitors also enjoy the Four Winds Renaissance Faire in March and April and the East Texas State Fair in September. Tyler is just 45 minutes from the enormous First Monday Trade Days in Canton, held the weekend preceding the first Monday of each month. Other seasonal attractions in the Tyler area include blueberry picking in the summertime and pumpkin picking in autumn.
8. Learn About Science
Discovery Science Place offers 200 hands-on activities geared to families. The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College has science exhibits and large-screen movies in a 40-foot domed theatre.
9. Enjoy Family Fun
Cool off at Water Park at the Villages, an indoor water park with a retractable roof in nearby Flint, and Splash Kingdom water park in Canton. Fire Mountain Amusements offers loads of family fun from mini-golf and video games to go karts and bumper boats. Visitors can also soar above the East Texas forests at two nearby zip line parks.
10. Visit Local Wineries
Several wineries in the Tyler area offer tastings and tours, and Kiepersol Estates also has lodging and an upscale restaurant.
With so many things to do in Tyler, there’s something for everyone! For more information about visiting Tyler, Texas, go to www.VisitTyler.com.