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The Best of Tyler and East Texas

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From great food joints, to fun outdoor activities, to some interesting traffic, there is a lot to offer folks in Tyler and East Texas. Over the past several months, our staff has compiled some of the best lists about Tyler and East Texas. Find them all right here.


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Eric M. Martic/Flickr
 

East Texas is blessed to have some of the best family owned restaurants. Most of these family run restaurants have been around for decades. It's refreshing to eat at a place that is lovingly built from families who care about serving the customer.

 
City of Tyler
City of Tyler
 

East Texas is rich with history. From the oil fields in Kilgore, to the beautiful roses that fill the Tyler Rose Garden. East Texans are proud of their heritage and it shows! It was difficult to choose from so many historical landmarks, so these are just a few of the highlights. Enjoy!

 
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Lake Fork Marina/Flickr
 

To help get a little zest for life we thought you would enjoy knowing our top five outdoor activities. East Texas is a vast area filled to the brim with breathtaking beauty. We know how Texans love to live large — so we have your next ultimate adventure.

 
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Oni Wahid/Flickr
 

East Texas is overflowing with fantastic soil and conditions perfect for growing grapes for wine. We are lucky enough to have a several wineries to visit. We compiled a list of places you may want to visit the next time you are up for an adventure.

 
City Of Tyler
City Of Tyler
 

The greater Tyler and Longview area only has one true dog park, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of places to hang out and play with your four-legged best friend(s)!

 
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96X
 

Through the generosity of many private citizens and business we are fortunate enough to have several parks and recreation areas to stop and unplug for a while.

 
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They're on the air doing their best to sell us a car each and every day. We hear from them a lot near the end of the month, I'm talking about car dealer pitch men/women. Some are plain, some are loud and some are very creative at getting our attention. Here are our favorites in East Texas

 
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This list is designed to help you in knowing where the best place to “go” is. If you happen to be at one of these establishments when mother nature calls, you can rest assured you will have a pleasant “experience.” No need to hold it when you have nice bathrooms like these!

 

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