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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
"Suddenly at 12:30pm after the motorcade turned from Houston Street onto Elm Street shots were fired killing President Kennedy and wounding Governor Connally. Bob Jackson a Dallas Times Herald photographer was in a press car in motorcade
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Dallas' Reunion Tower GeO-Deck Observation Ticket
"An icon of the Dallas Skyline since 1978 the Reunion Tower GeO-Deck offers visitors a 360-degree view to Dallas.Start your journey by having your photo taken at Reunion Tower's PIX photo experience. As part of the ticket price you will receive a free digital photo. A Reunion Tower Ambassador will take a photo of you at the bottom of the tower and by the time you reach the top you can share it with the world. You can view your image at the PIX kiosk choose a background share it through email or social media
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Dallas Segway Tour
"1-Hour Sightseeing TourThis 1-hour Segway tour is more geared towards sightseeing and makes more photo stops to let you savor the views. Departing at either 4pm or 5:30pm from Downtown Dallas you'll receive a brief safety instruction to get you comfortable on your Segway. Then it's time to hit the streets! Cruise around Downtown Dallas and visit Dealey Plaza John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza (also known as the JFK Memorial) Victory Park and the Dallas Convention Center. Your guide will entertain you with fun facts about Dallas throughout your ride.1.5-Hour Historical TourThis 1.5-hour tour focuses on the history of Dallas. Departing at either 12pm or 2pm from Dow you'll receive a brief safety instruction to get you comfortable on your Segway. Then
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The Mustangs of Los Colinas

I saw these sculptures on my city tour of Dallas, and thought they were marvelous. So much so that I've been trying to get back to show them to my daughter ever since. We couldn't get back when we visited in 2004, but we made it this time. Unfortunately it was just my husband and me, and he wasn't too enthusiastic. But I did take some more pictures to go with the one film picture from 1997. The web address has other people' s pictures of the sculpture which are for sale. I think some of mine in the travelogues are just as good if not better.

In this fountain, the sculpture group, not the water, is the focus. The eight 1.5 scale horses, cast in bronze have water activated around the horses' hooves to imply splashing. The horses appear to be running through a river. It is the largest horse sculpture in the world. They keep calling it an equestrian statue, but equestrians are the RIDERS and these horses are riderless.

The buildings around the square rise to 358 feet (26 floors) on the north and to 217 feet (14 floors) on the east and west sides, the south side being open to O'Connor Boulevard. The sculpture is substantial, but the scale of the surrounding structures means it does not over-dominate the space.

Inside one of the office buildings is a free Museum about the exhibit (mostly about Robert Glen the sculptor). The Mustangs were commissioned in 1976 and installed in 1984. The museum has a short film narrated by Lee Ann Rimes about the process of making the sculptures and the 20 year anniversary.

Apparently, there are no more pure mustangs in America - these horses are modeled after those that a group of monks that has kept as a pure mustang bloodline near the town where Columbus set sail. Most likely they are of the same stock that seeded the mustangs in the Americas. The whole project took about 7 years with the sculpting itself taking 3 years.

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grandmaR
Oct 18, 2014

Las Colinas Sculpture

This striking sculpture known as The Mustangs was placed on Williams Square in 1984. The horses gallop across the plaza on a granite stream, manes streaming behind them, wild and free!

We've taken all of our out of state visitors to see this immense masterpiece! The beauty and strength of these animals is captured so realistically!

The nine Mustangs of Las Colinas comprise the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. African wildlife artist, Robert Glen created them from bronze in recognition of the free spirit exemplified in the heritage of Texas.

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Apr 04, 2008

The Sculpture

Robert Glen is the sculpture and is an internationally-acclaimed wildlife artist of Scotch ancestry who was born in Kenya, East Africa. He maintains a studio adjoining his home on the outskirts of Nairobi. He was given the assignment to create the mustang sculpture in 1976 he then spent a year researching the background and lifestyle of the Mustangs, their cross breeding with the wild horses of Texas and the original mustangs in Spain. It then took 8 years for the sculpture to be completed and erected in the Plaza.
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keeweechic
May 09, 2003

Mustangs of Las Colinas

The Mustangs are bronze sculptures which appear to galloping across a granite stream. They make up the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. There are nine of them in all and are amazingly realistic.
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Jan 03, 2003
 
 
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Las Colinas Mustangs

Bronze statues of nine Mustangs running through a river. This is advertised as the largest equestrian sculptures in the world.

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lonestar_philomath
Dec 18, 2006

The Heritage of Texas

The sculpture was created to memorialise the heritage of Texas and the unique spirit and lifestyle of its people. The Mustangs were first brought to America by the first Spanish settlers.
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Things to Do Near Irving

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Lone Star Park

A BEAUTIFUL race park with an even more impressive simultcast building. Prices for food can be a pretty penny but find a night where there are $1 drinks or cheap beer. The night we went even had live...
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Mandalay Canal

The Mandalay Canal is such a charming part of Las Colinas. Old World style gives these office buildings, restaurants and shops a uniqueness from its modern counterparts on the street above. We...
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National Scouting Museum

My son is currently working on his Eagle rank, so this was a definite stop on our DFW excursion. Even if you are not involved in Boy Scouts in any way, this museum is worth a visit. The Norman...
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Frontiers of Flight Museum

The Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field is like many such museums: displays and aircraft hanging from the ceiling or lined up on the floor. This museum actually doesn't have that many...
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Medieval Times

If you've ever wanted to experience a dash of revelry and valor, spend an afternoon at Medieval Times (picture 2). The show begins with a knighting ceremony, where the fortunate can pay to receive...
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American Airlines Center

Just north of downtown is the American Airlines Center. It is the venue that holds the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and Dallas Desperados. It also holds a bunch of big name concerts and children's...
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8221 North O Connor Blvd. #10, Irving, TX 75039

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