Although Irving's business districts and master-planned communities are global attractions, the city proudly boasts unique historic sites, parks, museums and numerous other attractions. Here is just a sample of Irving's thriving and growing attractions:
- The Toyota Music Factory, a distinct entertainment district located in Las Colinas next to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, opened in 2017 and features a music venue (The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory), restaurants, and an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
- The Irving Arts Center, owned by the city, is a home for the arts, housing 10 resident arts organizations. The Irving Arts Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
- The city owns and operates three historical museums: The Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, The Ruth Paine House Museum, and The Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum. A fourth historical museum, the Irving Archives and Museum, is planned to open in late 2019.
Irving Arts Center
The Irving Arts Center’s 10-acre complex features two fully-equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden.Link to page
Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau (ICVB) is a good place to get your bearings and collect useful information on local attractions and other visitor information. The ICVB's main function is to market and promote Irving as a premier business destination.Link to page
Irving Parks and Recreation
There are currently 43 parks with more than 2,000 acres of land maintained by the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. In addition, the department manages and maintains city pools and aquatic centers, recreation centers and fitness centers, as well as administers recreation programs for children, teens, adults and special needs residents.Link to page
Irving Public Library
Irving Public Library (IPL) serves a forward-thinking and diverse city. The library’s vision is to be a center of the community, improving the quality of life of Irving residents through community engagement, educational events and advanced technology. The IPL system consists of three full-service libraries located in the north (Valley Ranch), south and west parts of the city, and one store-front branch in east Irving.Link to page
Irving Special Events
With areas as diverse and unique as the historic Heritage District, upscale Valley Ranch and vibrant Las Colinas, Irving is the destination for fantastic food, shopping and special events.Link to page
Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center
One of the finest repositories of African-American culture and heritage in the state, this facility was created to honor the history of the area settled in 1850 by freed slaves.Link to page
Ruth Paine House Museum
President John F. Kennedy was killed by a bullet from a sniper’s rifle on Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas. On that day, what seemed to be another ordinary day began at a small home in Irving, Texas.Link to page
The Mustangs of Las Colinas
One of the largest equine sculptures in the world. Adjacent to the sculpture is the Mustangs of Las Colinas Museum.Link to page
Toyota Music Factory
A distinct entertainment district located in Irving, Texas, providing nightlife and entertainment options for residents and visitors alike.Link to page
Water Street is a mixed-use development, strategically located on the shores of the 126-acre Lake Carolyn, at the northeast corner of Las Colinas Boulevard and O’Connor Boulevard.Link to page