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McKinney Avenue Trolley

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Neighbourhood: Oak Lawn
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Address: The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, 3153 Oak Grove at Bowen, Dallas, TX 75204
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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.

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Fun, Free, Ride Great for kids and tourists

Free, leisurely ride on one of several refurbished trolleys through parts of downtown, the Arts District and McKinney Avenue area. They have a free app that lets you follow/find... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Free, leisurely ride on one of several refurbished trolleys through parts of downtown, the Arts District and McKinney Avenue area. They have a free app that lets you follow/find the trolleys in real time. My wife and I (from DFW) took a round trip and found lots of interesting new stores and restaurants to consider for future outings. If you... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love trolleys especially when the weather is right, the sun is out and the windows can be open to take in all the sights and sounds and just feel the breeze on your face. You can catch the free trolley anywhere along its McKinney and Arts District path BUT starting out from the round-about at the DART City Place/Uptown... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

. It’s a fun free way to see downtown and Uptown. Our conductor didn’t say much but I like to study the route and decide where I want to get off and eat. We jumped off and on several times to shop, eat and got to the park. We went to West Village, Clyde Warren Park, and wondered around downtown... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the time, this is a must do. My wife and I did the full loop one evening....tons of sights, night spots and restaurants. We got off and ate at a restaurant we saw and liked. The trolley will stop at almost every intersection. Several trolleys run simultaneously so you don't have to wait long to be picked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the trolley when my inlaws came to town and got a chance to show them around without a lot of walking. The trolley does a big loop and most of the time there are 2 - 3 trolleys in service. The good news is that you can track the trolley locations on the website or if you search... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These old wooden trolleys are a great way to see downtown Dallas, if you are not in a hurry. They offer great atmosphere, friendly conductors, and gives you a great glimpse of the olden days. Trolleys are free! Great way to get to Clyde Warren Park!

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Allen, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so excited to have a chance to ride around downtown and get to know about the area and then decide where to get off and explore further. And, other reviews mentioned their drivers told them about the attractions. Our driver/conductor said not a word. We also had about a 15 minute delay at one stop because the trolley... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't go on a Saturday! The Trolley takes forever to get to you, once it does you're literally pushing through people fighting to get on! Most of the time you will have to stand, its very crowded!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Riding the trolley is a fun way to see the downtown and uptown areas of Dallas--and it's free! Great way to see the sights and stopping where you want along the trolley route without the hassle of driving and finding parking. A roundtrip trolley ride takes about an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I loved this trolley and riding it was an even better time than I expected. We roe the whole line, round the turntable, uptown to the parks and tall buildings in the center of Dallas and enjoyed the sights and smells of the city from its safety. It is a testament to human ingenuity and prowess to still have this... More 

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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!!

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