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10 Ways to Stop and Smell the Roses in Tyler, TX

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

By Lisa Battles on May 2, 2015

Tyler Rose Garden
Tyler / 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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