Find family-friendly things to do in and around Irving

Booking a room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, DFW Airport South, TX places you less than five miles from popular cultural attractions like the Irving Arts Center and the world-famous Mustangs of Las Colinas sculptures. If you’re a sports fan, you have many options for things to do during your visit. You can root for the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, watch the Dallas Mavericks shoot hoops at American Airlines Center, or join other Texas Rangers baseball fans at Globe Life Field. Traveling with the family? Experience the thrilling roller coasters at Six Flags Over Texas or explore the hands-on exhibits at CR Smith Museum.

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American Airlines Center

12.1 mi / 19.47 km from the hotel
American Airlines Center hosts Dallas Mavericks basketball games, Dallas Stars hockey games, and concerts by the biggest names in entertainment, like Sam Smith and Drake.

CR Smith Museum

2.97 mi / 4.78 km from the hotel
Trace the steps of aviation throughout the years and stand in awe of impressive airliners like the Douglas DC-3 when you visit this museum, named after American Airlines’ former president Cyrus Rowlett Smith.

Children’s Health StarCenter - Valley Ranch

8.46 mi / 13.61 km from the hotel
Strap on your skates and hit the ice at StarCenter - Valley Ranch in Irving, an impressive facility that serves as the official practice rink for the Dallas Stars.

Irving Heritage House

3.95 mi / 6.35 km from the hotel
This 1912 home is one of the oldest in Irving and became the first city attraction to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a tour to see artifacts like a rosewood square piano from 1860 and original Bavarian porcelains.

Irving Arts Center

3.21 mi / 5.16 km from the hotel
Browse the four galleries, attend a live performance in one of the theaters, or take a walk through the verdant sculpture gardens at this 10-acre art center.

Lone Star Park

4.53 mi / 7.29 km from the hotel
Grab a seat in the grandstand at Lone Star Park and place bets on your favorite racehorse. If you’re in town in late spring or early summer, you don’t want to miss the exciting Thoroughbred races.

Six Flags Over Texas

6.4 mi / 10.3 km from the hotel
Add some thrills to your day with the heart-pumping roller coasters and water rides at Six Flags. The park also offers kids’ coasters, family-friendly entertainment, restaurants, and shopping opportunities.

Texas Motor Speedway

21.03 mi / 33.84 km from the hotel
One of the largest sports stadiums in the US, this speedway features a one-and-a-half-mile track that hosts numerous NASCAR and other racing events each year.

The Mustangs of Las Colinas

4.94 mi / 7.95 km from the hotel
The crown jewel of Williams Square, these nine bronze mustang sculptures created by Robert Glen wow onlookers with their majestic size and realistic detail. The museum adjacent to the statues offers an in-depth look into how they were created.

AT&T Stadium

7.67 mi / 12.34 km from the hotel
More than just the home of the Dallas Cowboys, the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium hosts a collection of sports-focused artwork as well as concerts put on by international stars like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.

Mandalay Canals

4.74 mi / 7.63 km from the hotel
From authentic European gondola cruises to a scenic three-mile cobblestone walkway, the Mandalay Canals offer plenty of Old World charm and activities for everyone to enjoy.

Globe Life Field

7.31 mi / 11.77 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Texas Rangers as they round the bases at this state-of-the-art facility. If you’re not a baseball fan, you can see concerts from a variety of artists, from Lady Gaga to Def Leppard.