POINTS OF INTEREST
Located along the shores of the Trinity Rivers Elm and West Forks, IRVINGS CAMPIÓN TRAILS, 972-721-2501, is a natural preserve ideal for jogging, hiking and equestrian activities. The northern section, Spring Trail Park, includes 3.5 miles of primary trail and 2.5 miles of equestrian trail and is accessible from the top of the Las Colinas Urban Center at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Spur 348 (Northwest Highway / Highway 114).
HERITAGE HOUSE, 303 S. OConnor Road, (972) 721-2655. One of Irvings oldest homes built in 1912. Nearby Heritage Park (Main at Second) features a historic train depot. Tours available daily.
Serving as a living history center, JACKIE TOWNSELL BEAR CREEK HERITAGE CENTER, 3929 Jackson Street, (972) 721-3636, is one of the finest repositories of African-American culture and heritage in the state. It features the settlers earliest homes and historical displays. Tours available by appointment only.
IRVING ARTS CENTER, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., 972-252-7558. A splendid complex that includes four galleries and two theater/ concert auditoriums for year-round exhibits and live performances, including the Entertainment Series of Irving, Irving Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Lyric Stage, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, ICT Mainstage, Irving Black Arts Council, Bangle Arts & Culture and many other groups. Call 972-252-ARTS for a schedule of events and exhibits. irvingartscenter.com
IRVING CONVENTION CENTER AT LAS COLINAS, 500 W. Las
Colinas Blvd., 972-252-7476. The 275,000-square-foot Irving Convention Center
at Las Colinas represents the innovative future of meetings and events. With
almost 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, the buildings
unique architecture, vertical design, and interior finishes create a new niche
in the marketplace.
LAS COLINAS is a master planned community and the urban center of Irving. Youll know that youve arrived when you see the magnificent Flower Clock, Hwy. 114 and OConnor Road, a working timepiece that is adorned year-round with fresh blooms and greenery.
Just down the street are the MUSTANGS OF LAS COLINAS, OConnor Road just north of Highway 114, mustangsoflascolinas.com, breathtakingly realistic sculpture of nine bronze mustangs galloping across a prairie stream.
Stroll across the plaza of Williams Square and visit the free MUSTANG SCULPTURE EXHIBIT, West Tower of Williams Square; 972-869-9047, which includes an informative film about mustangs and the creation of this fabulous sculpture by Robert Glen.
Cowboys, equestrians and regular folks alike will enjoy the LAS COLINAS EQUESTRIAN CENTER & POLO CLUB, 600 Royal Lane; 972-869-0600. Polo seasons are May - July and September - October, with matches on Sunday evenings, 214-373-8855. Just down the block from the Mustangs is the MANDALAY CANAL WALK at Las Colinas, 972-556-0625.
GONDOLA ADVENTURES 866-646-2064. Excursions on the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn. Two Irving hotels the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas and Dallas Marriott Las Colinas offer on-site gondola docks. Please call for hours of operation, prices and more information.
NATIONAL SCOUTING MUSEUM 1329 Walnut Hill Lane, 972-580-2100
or 800-303-3047. Offcial museum of the Boy Scouts of America, and boasting high
tech, virtual reality exhibits as well as the largest collection of Norman Rockwells
original Scouting related art works under one roof.
ALOFT LAS COLINAS
122 East John Carpenter Fwy., 972-717-6100.
AMERICAS BEST VALUE INN-SOUTH
2531 W. Airport Fwy., 972-871-0014.
BEST WESTERN INN & SUITES-DFW NORTH
5050 W. John Carpenter Fwy., 972-870-0530.
BEST WESTERN IRVING INN & SUITES
4110 W. Airport Fwy., 972-790-2262.
1205 Loop 12 S., 972-721-1025.
BUDGET INN & SUITES
2440 E. Airport Fwy., 972-438-4022.
BUDGET LODGE OF IRVING
110 W. Airport Fwy., 972-438-2000.
BUDGET SUITES OF AMERICA-LAS COLINAS
700 Walnut Ridge Dr., 972-871-9500.
CANDLEWOOD SUITES DALLAS-LAS COLINAS
5300 Green Park Dr., 972-714-9990.
COMFORT INN-DFW AIRPORT NORTH
5000 W. John Carpenter Fwy., 972-929-5757.
COMFORT INN-DFW AIRPORT SOUTH
4940 W. Airport Fwy., 972-790-7979 or 800-790-3089.
COMFORT SUITES-DFW AIRPORT NORTH
4700 W. Carpenter Fwy., 972-929-9097 or 877-376-1438.
COMFORT SUITES-LAS COLINAS
1223 Greenway Circle, 972-518-0606 or 800-228-5150.
COUNTRY SUITES BY CARLSONDFW AIRPORT SOUTH
2000 Hard Rock Rd., 972-399-9874.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT-DFW NORTH
4949 Regent Blvd., 972-929-4004 or 800-321-2211.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT-DFW SOUTH
2280 Valley View Ln., 972-790-8990 or 800- 321-2211.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT-LAS COLINAS
1151 W. Walnut Hill Ln., 972-550-8100 or 800-321-2211.
CROSSLAND ECONOMY SUITES
3440 Walnut Hill Ln., 972-257-9696 or 888-800-CROSS.
DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT NORTH MARRIOTT HOTEL
8440 Freeport Pkwy. Or 972-929-8800.
DALLAS MARRIOTT HOTEL-LAS COLINAS
223 W. Las Colinas Blvd. or 972-831-0000.
DAYS INN-DFW NORTH
4325 W. Carpenter Fwy., 972-621-8277 or 800-247-5152.
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