Attractions Nearby Irving, Day Trips and Excursions
(Irving, Texas - TX, USA)
and Fort Worth
are both so close to Irving, it is easy for visitors to any of these three cities to take advantage of each city's attractions. Dallas' Fair Park is a must for visitors, while the zoo at Fort Worth will delight all animal lovers.
Address: First and Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas TX, USA
Tel: +1 214 565 9931
Covering a hefty 277 acres / 112 hectares, Fair Park in Dallas is a giant complex that mixes amusement with culture in a variety of themed areas. Among the attractions on offer here are the Aquarium, Science Place, Music Hall, Museum of Natural History and Omnimax Theater.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00
Dallas World Aquarium
Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas TX, USA
The Dallas World Aquarium boasts over 85,000 gallons of salt water that is home to a wide variety of exciting marine life. Visitors have access to a unique underwater tunnel which allows close up observation of a huge selection of sea creatures.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children under 12 and seniors, children under two free
Fort Worth Zoo
Address: 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, Texas TX, 76110, USA
Tel: +1 817 759 7555
Fort Worth Zoo is only 40 minutes' drive from central Irving and is home to over 6,000 exotic animals belonging to around 400 different species. Aside from the animals, other attractions at the zoo include the Country Carousel, Tasmanian Tower, Lonestar Mining Company Movie House and the Weather Theater.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 18:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts for children and seniors
Address: 650 South RL Thornton Freeway (I-35 E), Dallas, Texas TX, USA
Tel: +1 214 670 6826
A 20-minute drive from central Irving brings you to the Dallas Zoo, home of one of America's best African animal collections. Visitors can appreciate the sights of ZooNorth and the Wilds of Africa on foot or from a distance via the park's monorail system. There's also a children's zoo, where the emphasis is on both education and entertainment.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children under 11 and seniors, children under three free
Dr. Pepper StarCenter Ice Arena
Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway 613, Grapevine, Texas TX, 76051, USA
Tel: +1 972 874 1930
At the Dr. Pepper StarCenter Ice Arena the NHL's Dallas Stars battle it out against other US ice hockey teams in front of enthusiastic crowds. Those who are looking for exercise can take advantage of the public skating that is offered at the facility throughout the week. Lessons are available for novices, while the junior hockey team is open to resident children.
Open hours: daily - hours vary
Address: 3700 Hogge Road, Parker, Texas TX, 75002, USA
Tel: +1 972 442 7800
The Southfork ranch property is known to millions as the central location and focus of activity of the 1980s soap show, Dallas. Tours of the property give visitors a chance to relive some of the show's classic moments via a selection of memorabilia that are on display for fans' viewing. Interesting attractions on display at Southfork include the famous gun that shot JR Ewing and Lucy's wedding dress.
Open hours: daily