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“Nice free ride” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McKinney Avenue Trolley

McKinney Avenue Trolley
The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, 3153 Oak Grove at Bowen, Dallas, TX 75204 (Oak Lawn)
214 855 0006
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Ranked #22 of 90 Activities in Dallas
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: MATA is a heritage or historical trolley system, recreating how a real trolley system of the early to mid-twentieth century looked and operated.
Lubbock, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice free ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Hop on near Downtown, take the ride uptown and don't forget to grab a good yogurt at Red Mango on the way. Nice nostalgia, beautiful streets and fun for kids.

Visited November 2012
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“I can't believe this is free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

What a terrific service. These are old wooden trolleys, from the 1800s. The trolley goes up and down McKinney Ave, which is the main street in the Dallas uptown area. It will take you up to teh West End village, which has great dining and shopping options. It will also take you near downtown and to the Arts District. We used this several times during our stay in Dallas and enjoyed it each time.

Visited October 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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“Clang clang clang”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a real blast from the past and makes you appreciate how people got around in the "old days". The service is FREE and takes you from downtown to trendy uptown. It is extremely relaxing and highly recommended

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Tour Uptown in Style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We hopped on the Trolley down by Texas Land and Cattle on Lemmon. We ate first and then rode the trolley. There is no charge, and my grandsons just love the ride. We have been several times. This is open air...right in the heart of Dallas

Visited April 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Such a lovely little hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is truly a hidden gem. Old style trolleys run through a lovely area of Dallas. There are 100 restaurants within walking distance of the trolley line, according to our conductor. Bars, shopping, and there is even a stop very close to the Dallas Museum of Art. Catch this free ride at the Uptown Station and ride to the end near the Museum. The trolley will then turn around (and you get the change the seats to face the other way) and take you back via a slightly different route. Many places to stop along the way and then just hop back on when you are finished!

Visited October 2012
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