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MATA is 21st century Trolley system, operating historic Dallas streetcars over a 4.6 mile track in Uptown to the Arts District in Downtown Dallas. The M-Line provides FREE service, 365 days a year, for commuters and visitors. Want to know where the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, 3153 Oak Grove at Bowen, Dallas, TX 75204
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have taken old trolleys and restored them for use as a FREE way to get around town. Mostly uptown, but it now goes downtown as well. Get way to sightsee! It has stops in front of the Dallas Museum of Art, Klyde Warren Park...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to ride around the city for free! Also great way to find places you would typically overlook.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TwinAg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only downside is that it is very limited in where you can go. But it's a pleasant way to see the town and get to your destination!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pja817
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Since my grandkids were babies we have taken rides on the trolley. It is free. They do take donations but not required. There are those who live along the route and take it to and from work. It is like taking a step back in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gram07_10
Reviewed February 22, 2019

I have enjoyed using the Trolley for over 30 yrs, at one time I live a few blocks from Mckinney Ave. It is the best deal in Dallas, for visitors without a vehicle. Big D. is enormously spread out. Europeans and New Yorkers are usually...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dtx75220
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Do not stay at Mline tower. Awful experience. The property gets broken into often. Excessively loud and noisy neighbors

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim S
Reviewed February 12, 2019

the trolley runs from St. Paul Street, downtown, through the area known as Uptown, to West Village. You can get off or on wherever you see the brown circle sign, with the letter M in the middle. you merely wave, and the conductor stops for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pick_jeremy
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The trolley is so much fun. It is free to ride, and you can hop on and off anywhere along the route. Great for sight seeing, shopping and bar hopping.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Earnestine N
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Rickety, slow, screeching wheels, but a wonderful ride. Hard to explain, but as we entered, we all three started to relax, and slow down. The crew were quietly polite. Cheerful. The pace is slow, but got us there is good time. Enjoyed the driver slowing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dmgjgmd
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This is one of the best things to do for free in Dallas. And it's super fun too. One can visit whole of downtown & uptown just by getting into the car at a designated stop. He'll be returned & drop at the same spot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Planted S
March 6, 2019|
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Response from Virtualme_13 | Reviewed this property |
Street Parking (a couple of streets off mckinney avenue) would be your best bet unless you are ok to shell out hefty money for parking.
Todd B
September 17, 2018|
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Response from Cigi T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The trolley's path is located on the website for the McKinney Avenue transit authority. Or you may search Dallas Trolley and find the routes.
June 6, 2018|
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Response from IntrepidFromDC | Reviewed this property |
You could have brunch or lunch at Rustic, then walk the block to the trolley, keeping your car in Rustic's parking lot IF you're planning to be back up that way to either eat dinner at Rustic or move your car at/just before... More