Attractions in Irving

There are a number of attractions in Irving that celebrate the city’s heritage, as well as its flourishing arts community. Immerse yourself in Irving’s history when you step foot in one of the oldest homes in the city, as well as the house where Lee Harvey Oswald stayed the night before the Kennedy assassination. Enjoy a theatrical performance, take a stroll through an outdoor sculpture garden, and celebrate the history of the Boy Scouts of America.

Irving is conveniently located close to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport between Dallas and Fort Worth. Stay in Irving to take advantage of the city’s close proximity to attractions in the entire Dallas and Fort Worth area. Below is a list of the top attractions in Irving so you can start planning your next trip here.

Heritage House
Step back in time at the Heritage House in Irving, one of the oldest homes in the city. Heritage House was built in 1912 by C.P. Schulze, who was the brother of the co-founder of Irving, and deeded to the city by the Schulze family in 1975 to become open to tours. The house is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark and offers visitors fun events like vintage fashion shows, teas, speakers, and Mary’s Playhouse in the back garden area.  
303 South O'Connor Road 
Irving, TX 75060
(972) 252-3838

Irving Arts Center
The Irving Arts Center is one of the central heartbeats of this city that provides an abundance of vibrant art and theatrical productions for all to enjoy. This center, a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations program, has two theaters, four galleries, and an outdoor sculpture garden that showcases permanent and traveling exhibits from well-known art like sculptor James Surls’ Star Flower. Twelve founding organizations of symphonies, ballet, theater, and cultural groups also call the Irving Arts Center home.
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Suite 300 
Irving, TX 75062
(972) 252-7558

Irving Heritage District
When J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown founded Irving in 1903, they started on 80 acres of land. Naturally, the city has progressed, but Irving celebrates and preserves its heritage at the Irving Heritage District.  Shop in antique stores and grab a Barney Fife Buffalo Burger and root beer float at the famous Big State Fountain Grill, or check out Heritage House, one of the oldest homes in Irving. Don’t forget to stop by Heritage Park, where you can visit the historic train depot.
303 South O'Connor Road 
Irving, TX 75060
(972) 721-2655

Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center
Get a glimpse of one of the earliest Irving community at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, comprised of The Bear Creek Masonic Lodge, The Green House, The J.O. Davis House, and the Native Plant Garden. The Bear Creek community is one of the oldest African-American communities in Dallas County and this heritage center helps to tell the story of this community’s experiences from emancipation through the civil rights movement. Jackie Townsell moved to the Bear Creek community in 1949 at age 13 and worked to better the community’s living conditions. She was voted onto Irving’s city council, where she served for 18 years.
3929 Jackson Street 
Irving, TX 75061
(972) 790-9934

Las Colinas
Las Colinas surrounds Lake Carolyn and is home to shops and restaurants that line the Venetian-style Mandalay Canals. Jog on the Las Colinas trails, play in the parks, explore the museums, and play a round of golf. This 12,000-acre development located within Irving city is a model of urban planning for developers worldwide.
Irving, TX 75039

Mandalay Canals
Escape from the hustle and bustle of big city life at the quaint, old-world-style Mandalay Canals of Las Colinas. The canals are lined with tree-studded pathways and wind through the shops and restaurants at Las Colinas. Walking these canals is a great way to spend a day in Irving.
215 Mandalay Canal 
Irving, TX 75039
(972) 556-0625

Mustangs of Las Colinas
Don’t miss the largest equestrian sculpture in the world, the Mustangs of Las Colinas, when you’re in Irving. African wildlife artist Robert Glen created this masterpiece that is the centerpiece of the Las Colinas Urban Center’s Williams Square Plaza. The nine bronze mustangs gallop through a granite stream and embody the free spirit of Texas.
5221 North O'Connor Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039
(972) 869-9047

National Scouting Museum
The official museum of the Boy Scouts of America, the National Scouting Museum in Irving celebrates more than 100 years of scouting through exhibitions, fine art, one-of-a-kind collections, programs, and events. You’ll find the art in this museum is quite impressive with the largest collection of Norman Rockwell’s scouting-related art (the Boy Scouts of America gave Rockwell his first art gig, then he passed the baton to Joseph Csatari). Be sure and check the National Scouting Museum’s calendar for interactive workshops and activities when planning your trip.
1329 West Walnut Hill Lane 
Irving, TX 75038
(972) 580-2216

Ruth Paine House Museum
Lee Harvey Oswald spent the night in Ruth Paine’s home in Irving the night before he shot President John F. Kennedy in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza. The Ruth Paine House Museum has been restored to its 1963 décor and gives visitors an intimate look at the details surrounding JFK’s assassination with Warren Commission photos and projected vignettes in the house of actors playing the roles of Ruth and Michael Paine, and Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald, bringing the story to life.
801 West Irving Boulevard 
Irving, TX 75061
(972) 721-4754

TPC at Four Seasons Resort and Club
If you’re looking for a luxurious golf getaway in the Dallas-area, look no further than the TPC at Four Seasons Resort and Club. This 18-hole, par-70 course was designed with PGA Tour players consulting the project. Along with being a popular year-round venue, this Irving golf course is home to the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament, a premier PGA Tour event.
4150 North MacArthur Boulevard
Irving, TX 75038
(972) 717-0700

Trinity River Mountain Creek Preserve
Trinity River winds in and out of Irving, and the Trinity River Mountain Creek Preserve provides a beautiful open area with views of both Mountain Creek and the Elm Fork of the Trinity River. Play a game of cricket or basketball, start your canoeing adventure, jog the four-mile trail, or enjoy a picnic at this preserve.
Nursery & Hunter Ferrell Road 
Irving, TX 75060
(972) 721-2501

Twin Wells Golf Course
Play 18 holes of golf at Twin Wells Golf Course, a lush oasis offering players a pro shop, practice facilities, the Player’s Club, and a snack bar. This par-72 course is surrounded by trees, keeping the wind — and worries — off the course.
2000 East Shady Grove Road 
Irving, TX 75060
(972) 438-4340

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