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5555 Donnybrook Ave.
Tyler, TX 75703
Phone: (903) 581-8646
Fax: (903) 581-8376
Arts & Museums
Award-winning art museum that features a permanent collection of over 500 works that include sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs. Two major exhibition galleries are located on the ground floor and a smaller gallery is located on the upper level. A library, art studio, tearoom, and gift shop are also on site.
McClendon House was the childhood home of the illustrious journalist Sarah McClendon. It is now a living museum that features collection from different eras including the Civil War and the World Wars. Visitors can also avail guided tours of the house museum and know about its history and collection. This historical landmark can also be hired for private events and celebrations.
Displays of gowns, photos, and memorabilia of past Texas Rose Festivals, as well as exhibits on the historical value of the rose industry are to be found in this museum.
Housed on the first floor of the former Carnegie Public Library, circa 1904, this museum displays artifacts that reflect the history of Tyler and Smith County. The building is one of four Carnegie buildings remaining in Texas and it listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
An affiliate of the American Science Technology Centers and the Association of Children's Museums, the Discovery Science Place is a hands-on science museum offering three exhibit halls filled with dozens of interactive exhibits for kids of all ages.
It was originally called "Bonnie Castle" when it was built as a one-story home.
The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum's mission is "to pay tribute to the pioneers of flight and the patriots who were instrumental in the advancement of aviation during the 20th century." The Exhibit Hall houses a gift shop, multi-media theater room, library, and part of the current collection of aviation memorabilia spanning the 20th century. The hangar includes a Russian Mig-17F, Czech L-29 Delfin trainer and more. Aircraft on permanent display include a FJ-4 Fury, T-2C Buckeye, F-105D Thunderchief, F-111 Aardvark, and a T-33 Shooting Star.
Parrott Park is an open-air agricultural museum. This establishment features a well-preserved archive of agricultural and industrial mechanism used in yesteryear Texas. The exhibition includes a model railroad, 20 tractors, a replica gas station, a water mill, and other machinery and equipment. Admission to this site is free and guided tours are offered for individuals as well as the whole family.