Irving   Pop.197,836 Alt.479

General -
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 Texas 114.

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 / 869-0700.



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