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Address: Irving, TX
Activities: Shopping
Description: An old European-style waterway with cobblestoned walkways lined with shops...
An old European-style waterway with cobblestoned walkways lined with shops and restaurants.
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Nice walk

I lived here for 6 years on the canal walking the dog on it on a regular basis. Little do people know that the canal, water falls and the lake are all part of the the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2014
wick1979
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Dallas, Texas
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is nothing here worth your time. If you are looking for shops and restaurants, don't bother visiting this location. There is only one restaurant (and it is just basic bar food). It certainly cannot compare to the River Walk in San Antonio.

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Irving, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The canal is scenic but disappointing in terms of restaurants, retail, etc. Water can be dirty with dead fish frequently seen floating.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

It's definitely THE most romantic place in Las Colinas. It's the perfect place to stroll after a great dinner at Bombay Sizzler or the Italian Cafe. There are even gondola rides available with singing gondoliers. Perfect place for making a good impression on a first date!

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Flower Mound, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The city of Irving tried to replicate the San Antonio river walk but unfortunately the project seems like it was never planned right or never completed, now the Mandalay canal is a deserted area even the shops are closed or not even rented. I have been there 3 times, thinking that maybe they have done something better about it but... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1,011 reviews 1,011 reviews
194 attraction reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I lived here for 6 years on the canal walking the dog on it on a regular basis. Little do people know that the canal, water falls and the lake are all part of the the water treatment area for the city. Clever design, and increases property values. Since they have finished the perimeter around the lake it has been... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
88 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

took a walk during our stay at the mandalay hotel and i was impressed how they kept it clean. excellent place for running. very quiet.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful views of Irving as you go by the canal. Beautiful homes a real nice area. Irving does a great job of keeping the Las Colinas Valley Ranch area looking beautiful.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One of my fav places to walk/work out when in Irving! Awesome views, very clean and pet friendly. If you get a chance take a gondola ride.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The steps down leading to the Trevino Italian restaurant (if I said it right ?) The Music was Very Italiano...Frank Sinatra Dean Martin....fun evening with a few guests ! The Chicken and fish were excellent !

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

This canal has been around for and now has more to see from developing real estate around it. Nice little boutique shops and ok food. Great for second or third date for not much money.

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