We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

McKinney Avenue Trolley

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, 3153 Oak Grove at Bowen, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone Number:
+1 214-855-0006
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

MATA is a heritage or historical trolley system, recreating how a real...

MATA is a heritage or historical trolley system, recreating how a real trolley system of the early to mid-twentieth century looked and operated.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 55.98*
and up
Dallas' West Village Food Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 278 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 137
  • 74
    Very good
  • 22
  • 9
  • 4
Free ride

Jump on at the park and take a loop on the free trolley . See the area turn on the turntable at the end of the line then take in the views from the other side . Nice way to spend... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Dallas

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 246: English reviews
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Jump on at the park and take a loop on the free trolley . See the area turn on the turntable at the end of the line then take in the views from the other side . Nice way to spend an hour and saves the legwork too !

Thank Jangransutton
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This would have been an ok tour if the windows weren't tinted. We couldn't see anything. Thank goodness it was free!!!

1 Thank blessed D
New Haven, Connecticut
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun and convenient way to get Uptown for a change of scenery and some great eating. The trolley is clean and riders and drivers are friendly. There are plenty of stops so it is convenient to get on and off.

Thank Margaret G
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
198 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I still can't believe it is free but it is. Great way to see the uptown area if you are a tourist - it is slow, but you can pop on and off. Check out their website for a live trolley view.

Thank Bessca
Middlebury, Vermont
Level Contributor
147 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The McKinney Ave. trolley is a free and easy gambol through Uptown Dallas. It moves at an appropriately slow pace, feels a bit shaky, but is never less than diverting. A good introduction to an interesting part of Dallas; one that can be interrupted by as many hop-offs and hop-ons as you choose.

Thank Dickson77
Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Please ride this tram & say hi to Carmen from Jamaica!...she is a gem!....we rode up to the West Village....a lovely area of town.

Thank Harold H
Level Contributor
142 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

While in Dallas we wanted to ride the M-Line trolley. Even though this was our first time in Dallas the M-Line stops were easy to find. The schedule said the maximum wait time was 17 minutes but in the event we waited about 25. In this time though we discovered the online trolley tracker which showed where our trolley was.... More 

Thank Stuart C
Port Angeles, Washington
Level Contributor
159 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I was just about to book an expensive trolley bus tour at the "Old Red" Courthouse when I noticed a visitor's center sign down the hall. The gentleman handed me a map and asked if I was familiar with DART. Yes, I said. He said if we got on at the West End Station, and off at the St. Paul... More 

Thank indrablanco
Bellevue, Washington
Level Contributor
58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We hopped on this free trolly to help us get a feel for the lay of the land. It was our first time in Dallas and it did just that. It takes about 50 minutes to do the loop.

1 Thank BrekkeFam
Mesquite, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
172 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We ride the whole line to see what is new then decide what we want to go back and see and where we want to eat. Kids love it.

Thank Mark K

Travellers who viewed McKinney Avenue Trolley also viewed


Been to McKinney Avenue Trolley? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of McKinney Avenue Trolley and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Brisbane, Australia

This was my experience yesterday with a very, rude operator, I wonder if the conductor you had was ZACK?

The following occurred on August 6, 2015, trolley #754, and we arrived at the Main McKinney Station, where we exited at 8:43pm, and ZACH was the conductor along with another young, male conductor:

ZACK, our VERY YOUNG, male, operator and his young male companion, who also was on the trolley that my family and I, including YOUNG CHILDREN who were visiting from out-of-town, were in fear for our lives!! This young, male, full of testosterone was speeding and honking CONSTANTLY at EVERY pedestrian and car around us. I have lived in Uptown for 13 years and have been on the trolley a few times, prior to this incident...and THIS TIME, We were in fear for our safety and for the safety of all the other passengers inside the trolley...and for all the pedestrians and surrounding cars with people. We are in the process of not only complaining to the trolley company, we are also complaining to the Transportation Division 214.670.3161, with operators like ZACK, it's just a matter of time before someone seriously GETS HURT if not KILLED!!! I've read the other complaints, and it's obvious that there's a serious problem with SOME of the conductors!!! There are no seat belts, and this young, kid ZACK was SPEEDING!! Stay away, or if you like risking the safety of your loved ones, at least make sure you and your families lives are not in the hands of a YOUNG, HOT-HEADED MALE KID!! Please complain to ALL the appropriate authorities when you have an issue with this trolley company!!! When I asked (ZACK) for his name after we decided we chose to end our ride at the FIRST NEXT STOP... ZACK was VERY RUDE, and sarcastic to me, and told me that I could complaint to anyone that I wanted to, and yelled his name at me. This is unacceptable!!

over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from McKinney Avenue Trolley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?