Historians and antique buffs alike will enjoy the Heritage House, where Irving's co-founder, J.O. Schulz's brother built a home for his bride in 1912.  Appointed with period furniture and artifacts, the house is also a historic landmark. The Ruth Paine House Museum offers the very human account of the events related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination that occurred in this small, suburban home.

The Irving Arts Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate, houses four arts galleries, two theaters and an outdoor sculpture garden.  Enjoy the mix of contemporary and traditional art and then come back to enjoy a play or concert.

Want to spend time outside? Gondola Adventures, Inc. and Stand Up Paddle North Texas offer visitors excursions on the Mandalay Canal and Lake Carolyn.