From the world’s largest margarita mug to one of the world’s largest equestrian sculptures, come tour the quirky side of Irving. Plan to lock in your love at the Love Lock Bridge and tour the unique sites. This list will make you smile and get you on your way to having a whole lot of silly fun.
1. See one of the world's largest equestrian sculpture in the world
Created by African wildlife artist Robert Glen, the Mustangs of Las Colinas are nine breathtakingly-realistic bronze mustangs galloping across a granite prairie stream. At one-and-a-half life-size, they are one of the largest equestrian sculptures in the world. Located in Williams Square, a recently reimaged plaza in heart of the Las Colinas Urban Center featuring green and pedestrian-friendly open-air space and multiple tree-lined patios.
The adjacent Mustang Museum tells the story of the eight years of work African wildlife artist Robert Glen invested in creating the Mustangs. Other works of art by Robert Glen are also on display in the museum.
2. Show your love at the Love Lock Bridge
Take a trip to Irving’s own Love Lock Bridge for a romantic date in the city. The pedestrian bridge is located where Lake Carolyn Promenade meets Las Colinas Blvd East. You might have most recently seen this love bridge on Netflix's hit show, "Love is Blind." Zanab and Cole locked up their love on season 3 episode 8 at this romantic spot, watch on to see if it did the trick and they make it past the alter.
3. Visit the historic Ruth Paine House & Museum
Explore the house where Lee Harvey Oswald spent the night before John F Kennedy’s assassination. The home belonged to Ruth Paine – who had taken in Oswald’s wife, Marina - and has been meticulously restored to how it looked in 1963. It now tells the story through multimedia and historic artifacts of the events that occurred there, and the people whose lives were forever changed.
4. Go glamping and roast marshmallows at Texican Court
Stay at the boutique hotel and enjoy the property’s many outdoor amenities including the expansive courtyard, swimming pool, complimentary bikes, fire pits, lawn games, and weekend live music. But the fun isn’t relegated to outdoor activities; rooms at this pet friendly hotel feature colorful robes and SMEG refrigerators.
5. Try aerial yoga at the Four Seasons
Take advantage of the hotel’s group fitness classes and personal trainers to elevate your fitness and wellness goals. AntiGravity Aerial Yoga has evolved the genre of yoga upward with the AntiGravity Hammock. The zero-compression inversion guarantees systemic healing.
6. Take pictures at the Flower Clock
Inspired by the outdoor flower clocks in Europe’s most magnificent gardens, this Irving iconic landmark is located off Highway 114 and O’Connor Road. It’s a working timepiece decorated (misspelled) year-round with fresh blooms and greenery; LED lightening and other effects are added to mark numerous holidays throughout the year.
7. Flock to the 21-Foot-Tall Origami Pegasus
Right off I-635 and Beltline Rd (Cypress and Hackberry) you'll find a winged horse designed to look like it was folded, origami-style. It's all white and looks as if it was made of paper. Standing 21 feet tall, it was erected in 2014 and sculpted by Kevin Box. If you love Greek mythology or interesting roadside attractions, swing by for a photo op.
8. See the hippo sculptures at the Jaycee Park
Check out the Irving arts scene with a visit to see “Hippo Fantasia” – created by local sculptor David Iles and placed in the pond at Jaycee Park.
9. Grab an old-fashion ice cream float at Big State Fountain
Visit the 100-year-old diner for classic sundaes, shakes, and ice cream floats. Also enjoy comfort food and snacks like steak fingers, chili cheese dogs, burgers and more.
10. Stand next to the largest margarita mug in Texas
The largest margarita in Texas…in Applebee’s 😂🤤 pic.twitter.com/hh1cUfDPra— foodbeast (@foodbeast) January 18, 2022
Reigning at 6 feet high and 4 ½ feet wide, this Instagram worthy mug can hold 65 gallons of margarita! It’s located at the Applebee’s on North Beltline Road, so be sure to dine in and see it for yourself.