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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

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 13 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

1  Thank Whatwegoingtodotoday
Reviewed 7 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 6 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 31 May 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
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a free service to those who live in Dallas and visiting. They do recommend a small donation to keep the cars running. The trolleys are absolutely beautiful and well maintained. The person who drove us around was an interesting character and not the...More

Thank gianninijrn
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Jump on at the park and take a loop on the free trolley . See the area turn on the turntable at the end of the line then take in the views from the other side . Nice way to spend an hour and saves...More

1  Thank Jangransutton
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This would have been an ok tour if the windows weren't tinted. We couldn't see anything. Thank goodness it was free!!!

1  Thank blessed D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

A fun and convenient way to get Uptown for a change of scenery and some great eating. The trolley is clean and riders and drivers are friendly. There are plenty of stops so it is convenient to get on and off.

Thank Margaret G
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Karen N
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.
This was my experience yesterday with a very, rude operator, I wonder if the conductor you had was ZACK? The following occurred on August 6, 2015, trolley #754, and we arrived at the Main McKinney Station, where we exited at 8:43pm, and ZACH was the conductor along with another young, male conductor: ZACK, our VERY YOUNG, male, operator and his young male companion, who also was on the trolley that my family and I, including YOUNG CHILDREN who were visiting from out-of-town, were in fear for our lives!! This young, male, full of testosterone was speeding and honking CONSTANTLY at EVERY pedestrian and car around us. I have lived in Uptown for 13 years and have been on the trolley a few times, prior to this incident...and THIS TIME, We were in fear for our safety and for the safety of all the other passengers inside the trolley...and for all the pedestrians and surrounding cars with people. We are in the process of not only complaining to the trolley company, we are also complaining to the Transportation Division 214.670.3161, with operators like ZACK, it's just a matter of time before someone seriously GETS HURT if not KILLED!!! I've read the other complaints, and it's obvious that there's a serious problem with SOME of the conductors!!! There are no seat belts, and this young, kid ZACK was SPEEDING!! Stay away, or if you like risking the safety of your loved ones, at least make sure you and your families lives are not in the hands of a YOUNG, HOT-HEADED MALE KID!! Please complain to ALL the appropriate authorities when you have an issue with this trolley company!!! When I asked (ZACK) for his name after we decided we chose to end our ride at the FIRST NEXT STOP... ZACK was VERY RUDE, and sarcastic to me, and told me that I could complaint to anyone that I wanted to, and yelled his name at me. This is unacceptable!!
7 August 2015|
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Response from Margaret G | Reviewed this property |
I have never had that experience, thankfully. The conductors have been friendly and helpful about where to stop, things to do and the like.