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McKinney Avenue Trolley

The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, 3153 Oak Grove at Bowen, Dallas, TX 75204
+1 214-855-0006
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MATA is a heritage or historical trolley system, recreating how a real trolley system of the early to mid-twentieth century looked and operated.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“free ride” (17 reviews)
“round trip” (7 reviews)
“city place” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority, 3153 Oak Grove at Bowen, Dallas, TX 75204
Oak Lawn
+1 214-855-0006

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely unique way to see the city from a very old fashioned Trolley. Old cars like McKinney, Matilda or Old Dragon are back to service after so many years of retirement. :-) From Australia or from Dallas are now new equipped and you can see...More

Thank Lomianki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to do a loop of the city and it's free!! Just hail the driver as they approach and get on. They do have a box for donations and we put in a dollar for the the two of us every...More

Thank Alison T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge fan of the trolley system in Dallas! Been on them a few times, and of course the best part of it is the price. since it's free though I have been throwing in a Dollar every time I’ve rode. Also a great way to...More

Thank Alexander F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at the Sheraton deep ellum, we always take this trolley to hitch a ride Uptown. It has been known to break down but that's alright considering how old the cars are and it's FREE. The kids love the nostalgia factor and I like the...More

Thank Stefanie G
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Great experience. This takes you around town for free and has many stops. The first trolley we took had air conditioner as well so that was nice. Unfortunately the steps were very high and my disabled mother had a very hard time getting up it....More

Thank brenda g
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Love this trolley. We were there celebrating birthdays. It is great for the whole family, grandparents, parents and kids!

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The last time I rode the trolley (in about 2005) the one we rode in was not air conditioned. When we went this time the temperature was about 90 with 55 percent humidity. The one we rode today had air conditioning and we were very...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great way to get round Dallas centre without spending a cent. You are asked to put a donation in the box as you get off. Multiple stops and very helpful guards.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I have ridden the trolly with my kids and loved it. But on this particular time, I had a friend come into town from Atlanta. I thought that It would be fun for him and me to ride the M-Line. We got there about 10...More

Thank belinda m
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Locals as well as tourists can use this trolley and flag it down to get a return ride or wait at the trolley stop. It was most interesting to see the trolley turn around on the wooden platform at the Uptown Station. A great way...More

Thank Kare2Bme
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10 August 2017|
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4 July 2017|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
I agree, about an hour, but the nice thing is you can get off, have dinner or shop and get back on. Also, the Roundabout is very cool, especially if you have children along.
26 December 2016|
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Response from BuckeyeJeff1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the trolley does not move fast so I'm sure they would allow a child to ride in your lap.