Dallas and Fort Worth are known for many amazing things – art, culture, and history are just a few of them. Our Las Colinas luxury apartments are ideally located just 30 minutes from the heart of downtown which also means that our property is just a short drive away from museums, theaters, historic sites, and more. You’ll have so much fun exploring all of the incredible history and culture that the Big D and Funktown have to offer. Below are just a few of our favorite places to visit near Allura Las Colinas.
ICR Discovery Center
Experience a fun, interactive, memorable day of learning at the ICR Discovery Center located just five minutes from our Las Colinas luxury apartments. This unique museum is religiously centered and takes a “Christ-based” approach to science and discovery. Exhibits include the Origin of the Universe, the Life of Christ, Beasts of the Earth, a planetarium, and lots more. Purchase tickets and learn more about the museum on the ICR Discovery Center website.
Irving Arts Center
Just a short 10-minute drive from our Las Colinas apartments, you’ll find yourself at the Irving Arts Center. The impressive 10-acre complex has two fully-equipped theaters, four galleries, a sculpture garden, and classroom facilities. Connect with art, music, theater, and culture during your visit while you explore the ever-changing exhibits from artists around the globe. In addition to displaying art, the Irving Arts Center is also home to ten resident art organizations. Visit the website for hours, exhibits, and other programs.
Irving Archives and Museum
Learn about the fascinating local history of the area at the Irving Archives and Museum. “The mission of the Irving Archives and Museum is to engage visitors through thought-provoking programs and dynamic exhibits that explore history and evolving cultures of our community and our region,” is the mission on the museum’s homepage. Permanent exhibitions include The Irving Story, Frontier and Early Living, Suburbia, and International City. There are also rotating temporary exhibits as well. Learn more on the Irving Archives and Museum website.
Dallas Museum of Art
Known as one of the 10 largest art museums in the country, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is quite an impressive establishment. Established in 1903, the museum boasts a grand 24,000 pieces of work that spans over 5,000 years of history. The best part? Admission is free every single day! However, keep in mind that special exhibits may require an admission cost (waived for members). The museum’s collection is dynamic and ever-changing, with new acquisitions all the time – you’re sure to always see something new during each visit. Expect art pieces of all mediums from all across the world. In addition to standard exhibits and galleries, the DMA also offers talks, tours, films, late nights, and ‘Second Thursdays with a Twist’. Visit their website for more information.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Another fantastic museum that is perfect for all ages is the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. You’ll have so much fun learning about the world around us with exhibits like the Expanding Earth Hall, the Tom Hunt Energy Hall, the Lyda Hill Gems and Mineral Hall, and the Being Human Hall. And, “The Hoglund Foundation Theater is the Museum’s cutting-edge theater, featuring brilliant 4K digital projection, immersive surround sound, and incredible RealD 3D capabilities that come together to create an unmatched theater experience in both 2D and 3D formats.” Learn more and purchase tickets on the Perot Museum of Nature and Science website.
Learning about arts and history has never been more fascinating with so many great museums and experiences nearby. Stop by Allura Las Colinas today to tour our gorgeous property.