Going on Faith

Spring 2017

The Magazine for faith-based travel planners.

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going on faith [ goingonfaith.com ] 23 Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Photos courtesy Tyler CVB T Y L E R H I G H L I G H T | R O S E C A P I T A L About 130 miles east of Waco, Tyler has staked its claim as America's Rose Capital. Farms throughout the area produce millions of roses and other com- mercial flowers each year, and groups that visit the city can immerse themselves in this horticultural heritage in a variety of ways. The Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the largest rose garden in the country. More than 450 varieties of roses grow on the 14-acre campus, and botanists there regularly breed and display new varieties. Groups that travel to Tyler in mid-October can attend the Texas Rose Festival, which is held at the rose garden. This event features music, parades and the coronation of a local young woman as the Rose Queen. The museum at the garden features gowns worn by former Rose Queens as well as other memora- bilia from past editions of the festival. WHILE YOU'RE THERE: Roses aren't the only flowers to be found in Tyler. Azaleas grow abundantly in three areas of the city that are all listed on the National Historic Register. These neighborhoods are con- nected by the 10-mile Azalea Trail, and groups can see highlights on tours led by step-on guides or on an open-air shuttle. MORE INFO | www.visittyler.com 5 By Jim Grantham By Janis Bullard WHERE NATURE For over 65 years, Lakeview has been creating transformative experiences for people of all ages through camps, retreats, reunions, conferences, outdoor education and team building programs. From rustic retreat settings and scenic trails to state-of-the-art auditoriums and sacred spaces, our full-service Conference Center offers a range of facilities and accommodations perfect for your group of 12 to 1,200. Centrally located between, Dallas, Houston, and Austin, Lakeview sits on 1,300 acres in the heart of the Pineywoods near historic Palestine, Texas. Head downtown for legendary bakeries, unique boutiques, decadent dining, and striking architecture. lakeviewmcc.org 903.538.2711 visitpalestine.com 800.659.3484 visitpalestine.com 800.659.3484

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