Comfort Suites Las Colinas Center
1223 Greenway Cir.
Irving, TX 75038
Phone: (972) 518-0606
Fax: (972) 518-2579
This state-of-the-art museum is dedicated to telling the history of the Boy Scouts of America. Everything from how the organization began to what it has become today is explained within its 53,000 square foot space. The museum also features workshops and interactive galleries for children, as well as a Norman Rockwell gallery.
Thomas Jefferson Park, located on Hidden Ridge, is a great place to spend some relaxing time with the family. The park has a lake, a paved trail, areas for walking dogs and more.
Texas' own major movie production facility is the largest in the country outside of Florida and California. The studio's production company, Thornhill Productions Inc., has helped create such prestigious films as Silkwood, JFK and Trip to Bountiful. The public tour features such film artifacts as costumes from The Sound of Music and the bench from Forrest Gump. The tour lasts about an hour and a half, and includes The Blue Screen F/X Show, where the magical effects of the movies are explained and demonstrated. The National Museum of Communications, located in the same complex, holds the world's first color television and a Guttenberg printing press.
The Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau is a customized travel information center for visitors. It offers group tours and general information regarding accommodation, sightseeing and transportation in and around Irving. The Convention Center provides a media center for meetings and conferences as well as organizing events for clients.
Victoria Park is a great place for kids to come and have some fun. The park has an adventurous jungle gym called castle kingdom which is a renovated wooden structure for kids to climb. The park also has a playground, a water fountain, a sand volleyball court, benches, a lake and more.
Northwest Park encompasses a beautiful lake and has a few waterside trails. It also has courts and fields for practicing team sports and lies adjacent to the Northwest Park Recreation Center, a public sports facility.
For a thrilling day, visit the Zero Gravity Thrill Park. You'll find extreme rides that are sure to please even the most adventuresome. Go on the "Skyscraper" and experience incredible speed. Then, test your courage by riding "Nothin’ but Net", a 16 story free fall. You'll be sure to have a thrilling time!
Towne Lake Park has a small pond for rowing, a playground and plenty of waterside pathways. The pond is also home to ducks, which delights children.
Bear Creek is one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in all of Dallas County dating back to the 1850s. The Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Museum tells the story of the settlement from the time of emancipation after the Civil War through a number of interesting exhibits.
Located at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Founders' Plaza is an observation area, which offers beautiful views of the aircrafts that land or take off at the airport. Filled with children and families, this observation deck has a telescope, historic information about the place; and picnic benches, where you can chill and eat your take-out. A great spot to kill time, while you are waiting for your delayed flight, the Founders' Plaza is also a favorite attraction among tourists.
Irving East Branch Library has a special Mickey Watson Quiet Room for leisurely reading and contemplation. It conducts family storytelling sessions in two languages and has facilities like WiFi, scanners and fax machines.
Trinity View Park is a sports oriented park located on East 6th Street. The park includes 12 baseball fields, 4 softball fields, 3 football fields, 11 soccer fields and basic park amenities like benches, picnic shelters and so on.