Historic Aviation Museum: A One-of-a-Kind Experience

August 22, 2016 10:00 am

A completely unique museum experience, the Historic Aviation Museum gives incredible insight into the history of flight from the people who lived it. Located at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, just 12 minutes from Orion at the Cascades, this museum has a huge collection of aviation artifacts, documents, and of course, airplanes.

The museum’s collection of planes includes helicopters from World War II and the Vietnam War, fighter jets, Russian planes, and more. But it’s the tour guides that make this museum special. Each one is a volunteer who actually flew planes in combat, and four of them personally donated the memorabilia and items you see in the museum. Talking with them really brings history to life, and it's sure to delight any aviation buff. At only $5 per person with discounts for seniors and children—and free admission for active military—it's a visit well-worth the trip.

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Brady’s Specialty Coffee: A Popular Gourmet Cafe Near You

August 16, 2016 10:01 am

If you’re looking to find a new go-to coffee spot in Tyler, consider stopping by Brady’s Specialty Coffee near downtown. Located not far from Orion at the Cascades, Brady’s Specialty Coffee offers not only excellent coffee to customers but also a welcoming atmosphere.

Inside, the small shop has an inviting, modern feel. Mismatched furniture is spread throughout the dining room, with small cafe tables set up for guests to sit and enjoy fresh brews. The walls display art by local artists, adding a layer of personality to the space. All coffee served at Brady’s is gourmet, and the owner is known for taking pride in his beans, which you can even buy in bulk at the shop to brew at home. If coffee isn’t your thing, Brady's also carries and serves a variety of teas.

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Get a Better Understanding of Your Own Insides at Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion

August 8, 2016 12:00 pm

You don't have to be a surgeon to see inside of the human body at Discovery Science Place. Now through September 4th, the local museum plays host to Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion. The aptly named exhibit lets guests see what's going on inside of the body when they move, making it much different than your typical anatomy exhibit.

There are more than 100 human specimens present in one for more another, from whole human bodies to single organs to transparent slices of organs or muscles. Each piece is arranged in motion so that you can better understand how the body works and also see the effects of your health decisions on your insides. The specimens come from a lab that usually supplies them to medical schools, so they're perfectly preserved and probably unlike anything you've ever seen at a museum.

Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through Sept. 4
Where: Discovery Science Place, 308 N. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702
Cost: $6 – $8

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