USA April 09, 2018
How To See The Gorgeous City Of Dallas By Trolley
If you haven’t been to the City of Dallas in the last decade, or think it’s just about oil, cattle, and big Texas hair, there’s no better time than now to visit and put those stereotypes to rest. Dallas is a thriving large city filled with renowned museums, culture, green areas, history, entertainment, shopping, and of course, food. Even better, you can see it by a free trolley than runs throughout the city. You’ll want to hop aboard the M-Line Trolley and pay this lively town a visit:
Downtown Dallas has no shortage of interesting places to see.
While parking can present a problem, especially if you are planning multiple stops, the free M-line trolley makes it easy.
If driving into Dallas, consider parking at Uptown Station, located at 2700 Cityplace West Blvd.
The station offers ample parking. Of course, you can get on at any designated stop as well.
More than 45 stops are offered on the M-line in Dallas.
Riders simply need to look for the round M-Line signs.
The trolleys operate 365-days a year, meaning they are open on all holidays as well.
Riders can use the #TrolleyTracker @ www.mata.org/track to see when a next trolley is coming by!
Five historic trolleys are part of the line-up, although not all run throughout the day. Each has its own personality, history, seating arrangements, and size.
Trolleys used in Dallas include Rosie, Green Dragon, Matilda, Petunia, and betty.
Ask the friendly operators about the trolley you are on...they'll be glad to tell you all about them.
The vintage air-conditioned and heated fully restored trolleys began operating in 1989 throughout Dallas' vibrant Uptown area.
Depending on which trolley car you board, you'll see remants of the past in the décor, such as this beautifu stained glass.
"Rosie" boasts of gorgeous, plush seat detailing.
Points of interest include parks, shops, museums, and restaurants.
The trolley also stops directly in front of various downtown hotels for easy accessibility.
Charters can also be scheduled for special events.
Hours of operate vary based on the day of week, season, and by special events (when they may run later) so be sure to pick up a current schedule in town.
A popular spot is at Klyde Warren Park, the beautiful downtown park built on top of a highway area.
Food trucks, entertainment, and dining options are all around this area.
For more information about the M-line in Dallas, or to learn about each of the trolleys in operation, visit the
McKinney Ave. Transit Authority website.
Have you ridden on one of Uptown Dallas’ trolleys, and if so, which one? Did you enjoy the trolley experience?
For related things to do while in Big D, here are some
ideas to enjoy and some interesting trivia about the city.