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Downtown Night Walking Tour and Trolley Ride Uptown

Join us for a walking tour of downtown Dallas followed by a trolley ride uptown. This is a very long, casual walking tour where we will stop at numerous points of interest along the way. It will take between 2 1/2 to 3 hours total. The distance is between 3 1/2 to 4 miles. Meet behind Old Red at 7. We will start walking around 7:15-7:30. 

This tour is spectacular at night. I have done this walk for 5 or 6 years now and am impressed with the development I have seen downtown. Following are some of the points of interest you will see along the way:

(Click on a link for more details)

Old Red Courthouse/JFK Memorial Plaza

Union Station

Ferris Plaza Park

Lubben Plaza Park

Pioneer Plaza/Pioneer Cemetery

Dallas City Hall Plaza

Magnolia Hotel /Pegasus 

Golden Boy

Main Street Garden Park

Thanksgiving Plaza 

The Arts District

Clyde Warren Park

Uptown Trolley

Pro Tips:

Parking is easy. Just park next to a meter anywhere near the Old Red Courthouse for free. 

Have a good late lunch or early dinner. You may want to bring some snacks. This is a long walk so you will need energy.

Wear good walking shoes.

Consider the length of the walk. The pace is not fast but it is a very long walk.

Be prepared to stop at points of interest along the way. We may end up hanging at certain spots for a while if the vibe is good. If you want to go off on your own at any time that's ok.

Dogs are welcomed on this tour. The trolley even allows you to bring Fido on the trolley cars. Just bring water, treats and poop bags. 

Photos: There are some good photo ops so please bring your good camera if you are a photog type. Here are some shots from previous outings.....

http://www.meetup.com/DallasWildlife/photos/8953442/#[masked]

http://www.meetup.com/DallasWildlife/photos/12293472/#[masked]

http://www.meetup.com/DallasWildlife/photos/6743472/

Here is a pretty good map and article about walking downtown from National Geographic:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/dallas-walking-tour-2/

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  • Rex B.

    Great night.

    June 1, 2014

  • Stella

    Excellent, thank you Rex.

    May 31, 2014

  • Ronda

    Possible rain. I am gonna keep an eye on the weather before committing to the drive from Denton. I love taking my dog everywhere! I hope it pans out! I would like to meet the group!

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • Beverly

    I am bringing my dogs. I have an all day class but I plan to be there.

    May 30, 2014

  • Sarah

    Lily has come down with a nasty skin condition that may be contagious. Getting her to vet next week, so we won't make it this time.

    May 30, 2014

    • Rex B.

      Most of the people there will have no dogs with them. You can come without her if you want to...

      May 30, 2014

  • Rex B.

    When we get uptown on the trolley we will be stopping at Yumilicous for some frozen yogurt- https://plus.google.com/104304814967617375917/about?gl=us&hl=en

    May 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yummmmy!

      May 29, 2014

  • Willow and S.

    Where y'all park down there? Just want to be where the majority are specially that time of night.

    May 25, 2014

  • Heather V.

    Weather depending Ill try to come out with my border collie, would love to tour the big city. I am not familiar with Down Town since Im a country girl, where and what is 'old red?'

    May 25, 2014

    • Rex B.

      If you click on the large red link above that says, "Old Red Museum of Dallas County" you will be redirected to a map. You can't miss it. The Kennedy Memorial is on the back lawn. That's where we meet. Make sure you don't end up at the Kennedy MUSEUM.

      1 · May 25, 2014

  • Willow and S.

    Im bringing 3 people but it'll only allow me to add 2 :( anyway Rex Bailey im bringing 3 other people lol yey! :) im excited!

    May 21, 2014

    • Rex B.

      No worries. The more the merrier.

      May 21, 2014

  • Michelle

    I'm really looking forward to this :) Cthulhu will love this too :)<3

    May 20, 2014

  • Willow and S.

    R dogs allowed to ride the trolly?

    May 17, 2014

    • Rex B.

      Dogs: Dogs are welcomed on this tour. The trolley even allows you to bring Fido on the trolley cars. Just bring water, treats and poop bags.

      May 17, 2014

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