10 Ways to Stop and Smell the Roses in Tyler

Take these tips to quickly get acquainted with Tyler's rosy history.

By Lisa Battles on May 2, 2015 at 8:13 am EST
Tyler Rose Garden


Frank Ordonez

  • Check out the displays of historical photos and spectacular gowns at the Rose Festival Museum'

  • Try a Rose City Pale Ale or Rose from the Dead brew by the local True Vine Brewing Company at one of its end-of-the-month TAPS events or at several local restaurants

  • Sample the sushi at Juls restaurant, which has a Rose City Roll on the menu

  • Pick up a “Tyler Roses” scented candle from Tyler Candle Company

  • Get your own rose bush at Chamblee’s Rose Nursery

  • Try out a rose recipe from Sweet Gourmet, a unique gourmet food shop in the French Quarter Shopping Center

  • Find the perfect rose souvenirs at the visitor center gift shop, which is located at the Tyler Area the Chamber of Commerce

  • Keep an eye open for roses all around town, such as the roses etched in the side of local overpasses

  • Visit the Tyler Municipal Rose garden, the nation's largest rose garden

  • Get a copy of the popular Tyler Junior League cookbook, Cooking Through Rose Colored Glasses

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