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:
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.
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!