RVing: Things to Do in Tyler When It Rains and Pours

things to do in Tyler

It’s the trip you’ve always wanted. You’ve loaded the RV, checked the tires, loaded up your favorite snacks, and you’ve made it to Tyler. You’ve pulled into your space, set up camp, and you’re all set when – hold it, what’s that sound? Thunder? Oh no, it can’t be; tonight is the campfire with roasted marshmallows at the RV Park. Maybe not.

Don’t worry. The rain will clear up tomorrow. Maybe not. 

You planned on a great vacation, but what if your plans are all wet?

Tyler gets an average of 143 days of rain a year. April is the wettest month, with an average of twelve rainy days during the month. No wonder Tyler grows roses so well! But sooner or later, the skies will rain on all of us, and if you’re in Tyler when it’s raining, here are some ideas for you.

Things to do in your RV when it rains:

  • After you’ve watched all the movies and old TV shows you saved on DVD and searched through all the cable TV channels and played every card game you can remember, think about planning your next trip. So what if it’s an imaginary trip? Plan the journey of your dreams: routes, RV parks, attractions, budgets.  
  • What about all those repairs or maintenance tasks you’ve been postponing? Replace filters and light bulbs, replace those loose latches that fly open at bad times, clean the inside of your windows and your floors. Hey, it’s gloomy outside – might as well get some chores done so you can play in the sunshine.

Things to do in Tyler when it rains:

Located at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, the museum provides exhibits displaying United States Military Aviation and a display of various military aircraft, from a Soviet MIG to the Iskra, a Polish jet trainer, to a Sikorsky S-55 Chickasaw. Entrance prices are modest and reflect the museum’s emphasis on education for children.

The formal name of the Cotton Belt was the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad, and the depot in Tyler served travelers from 1905 until 1956. The museum includes exhibits to help people remember the operations of the old railroad and a vast Lionel O gauge train collection. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

The Goodman house was built in 1859 and bought by Samuel Adams Goodman in 1939. He passed it on to the City of Tyler, so it’s filled with almost a century’s worth of the wealthy family’s possessions.  

The museum’s collection emphasizes contemporary Texas art and includes an extensive Mexican and Latin American folk art collection. The museum even has a café that features soup, sandwiches and salad. General admission is $5.00; seniors are $3.00.

  • And when it’s raining, sometimes the best thing to do is find a friendly place to get a glass of wine or a brew. Tyler has breweries, vineyards, and distilleries. https://visittyler.com/dining/drinks/
  • When outdoor activities are interrupted by Mother Nature, there are many other things to do – just put on your raincoat and visit the famous Tyler roses. Plan your visit for October 13-16, 2022, to participate in the 89th Annual Texas Rose Festival.

Tyler, Texas Fun When It Rains

There’s no shortage of family fun in Tyler, rain or no rain. A little preparation can save your road trip, so while you’re planning your RV trip, make sure to plan for rain!