Established in 1902 by J. O. Schulze and Otis Brown as site to begin
a watermelon farm. In 1906, Schulze and Brown donated much of Irving
to Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railroad for depot and switching
yard. Irving has had a growth surge from a population of 2,575 in
1950 to more than 100,00 today. The thriving commercial, industrial,
and residential community borders on the western edge of Dallas
and the eastern boundary of Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport.
Home of North lake College and the University. Of Dallas.
A herd of five marble cows, sculpted by Harold Clayton, makes
an unusual setting along Texas 114 near Rochelle Rd. Perfect photo
of an urban cow!
Dallas Cowboys Football Club / Texas Stadium - Stadium
tour includes exclusive Stadium club, elegant private boxes, press
box, dressing room, and playing field. Tours Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m.
- noon, and 2 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (no tours Sat. before
game and on game day). Loop 12 at Carpenter Freeway. Admission.
Las Colinas Complex - Ultramodern multi-use complex on
12,000 acres includes Equestrian Center, movie studio, business
facilities, residential villages, hotel, restaurants, and shops.
Don't miss the spectacular Las Colinas Flower Clock at Texas 114
and O'Conner Rd. Flowers are planted at least eight times a year
for perfect color year round . Great photo opportunities!
Mandaly Canal Walk, one level below street, is European styled
canal walk featuring authentic gondola cruises.
Centerpiece of Williams Square is striking Mustangs of Las Colinas
sculpture, nine mustangs that appear to be splashing through a stream
of water. The complex is northwest of Texas Stadium, 2 miles on
Studios at Las Colinas - Studio tour gives glimpse of behind
the scenes at a working motion picture and television sound stage
where such block-busters as "Silkwood", "Robocop", and "JFK" were
filmed. Discover how makeup and costumes perfect the illusion, and
see famous costumes including those of Batman, Superman, and Darth
Vadar and the Storm Troopers in "Star Wars".
Also, the National Museum of Communications features large collection
of communications memorabilia from the pen to the satellite. Open
daily; tours at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. (Sun.
tours start at 12:30 p.m.) 6301 N. O'Connor Rd., Building One. 214