Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau
315 N. Broadway Avenue, Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: (800) 235-5712
The Chamber of Commerce established the first Azalea Trail and the beautiful blooming Azaleas started attracting great attention from the year 1960.
Azaleas are the colorful spring flowers introduced in the year 1929 to Tyler in Texas by Maurice Shamburger. The plants were shipped from Georgia. The Chamber of Commerce established the first Azalea Trail and the beautiful blooming Azaleas started attracting great attention from the year 1960. The owners of the homes in the neighborhoods along the the Azalea Trail make it a point to keep their yards very attractive to make the event a great success.
Initially the event featured around 60 homes and it was a great success. Over time, it started impressing nearly 15,000 visitors. After the first blooming in the year 1960, the beauty captured the attention of visitors and in 1964, nearly 25,000 people visited the Azalea Trail in Tyler. The Trail stretched over a larger area and more than 100,000 visitors came to see Azalea in the year 2004.
The 50th Annual Tyler Trail celebration of Texas Azalea started in March 20, 2009 and it went on till April 5. There are also a variety of events scheduled for the joy of the visitors of Azalea Trail. The Caldwell Zoo, Tyler State Park and the Municipal Rose Garden are also the attractions in Tyler for the tourists of Azalea Trail.