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Irving Local History

Settlers arrived in the area that is now Irving in the 1850's and the town was eventually incorporated in 1914. The town was named after one of the founders favourite authors Washington Irving.

The town became a center for cotton growing, truck farming, dairy and poultry production. The proximity to Dallas ensured a constant demand for these goods and the town prospered.

Today, Irving is home to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, one of the top five busiest airports in the world. This proximity has ensured the city's continued prosperity and growth.

Irving Attractions

Irving Activities

Six Flags Located midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, nearby Six Flags is a superb amusement park that promises a day you will not forget with the best roller coaster ride in Texas.

Irving Parks & Gardens

Heritage Park Located at 217 S. Main Street, this park includes a playground and benches.

Irving Restaurants and Bars

Irving Restaurants

Mustang Cafe This fine dining establishment specializes in New American cuisine with some local influences that makes for a unique dining experience. The menu includes hand cute prime aged steaks, excellent seafood and an assortment of pastas. Your meal is complimented by a superb wine selection as well as a variety of scotches and ports. The restaurant is open daily for dinner and weekdays only for lunch; brunch is served Sundays. The address is 5205 North O'Connor.

Tenaya Steak & Wildgame Located at 525 Meadowcreek Road, this restaurant is decorated with an assortment of Native American art and artifacts, giving it a warm friendly feel. The menu includes some continental dishes such as pasta and seafood, but also offers some local cuisine in the form of steaks and wild game. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Via Real Restaurant This excellent restaurant is a good option if you want to try some traditional Mexican or Southwestern cuisine. The atmosphere is upscale, with above average pricing, but the experience will be worth it. The address is 4020 North MacArthur Blvd; the restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily.

Irving Bars & Clubs

The Red Jacket Featuring an assortment of music all week including swing, rock and roll, disco and more. If you enjoy dancing, you will love it regardless of what is playing as you soak up the atmosphere. The address is 3606 Greenville Avenue.

Cowboys Arlington For a real country experience, head to nearby Arlington at 2540 East Abram Street. Bring your partner and prepare to dance a lot. The atmosphere is outstanding, with big crowds especially when well known artists make their regular appearances. The club is open Wednesday to Sunday from 6pm.

The Bone Located at 2724 Elm Street, this two-story New Orleans style bar is great for drinks with jazz and blues music in a relaxed atmosphere. On weekends this place gets crowded so come early. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8pm to 2am.

Irving children's activities

Six Flags Located midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, nearby Six Flags is a superb amusement park that promises a day you will not forget with the best roller coaster ride in Texas.

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Irving CVB
Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Irving is one of the most accessible and convenient cities in Texas. Irving, TX is located immediately adjacent to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and is home to 75 hotels and hundreds of restaurants. The Irving, TX Convention and Visitors Bureau is the one-stop guide to travelers of any sort. With access to meeting venues, hotel deals and bookings, and things to do in one of these three exciting cities, the Irving CVB makes both business and leisure planning a breeze.

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