Mustangs of Las Colinas

I used to work in Las Colinas.  In fact, I have had three different jobs in the Irving area over the years.  I often saw the Mustangs of Las Colinas sculpture as I commuted but never stopped by to check it out.

I met Peter there on a recent afternoon to see what we could see.  First thing to note is that getting to Williams Square and the Mustangs is a tiny bit tricky right now as there is lots of road construction happening on N. O’Connor Blvd.  There are signs posted to lead you in the right direction.  Secondly, parking in the garages is only free for an hour, and provided you get your stub validated at the Mustangs museum.  Peter and I were out there longer than an hour, so we had to pay a small fee.

Because N. O’Connor was closed & ripped up, we wandered in the back way by Lake Carolyn and the canal.

This side of the building faces Lake Carolyn.
This side of the building faces Lake Carolyn.

North side of Lake Carolyn.
North side of Lake Carolyn.
Look!  Stairs!
Look! Stairs!
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Along the canal

We soon found the massive bronze sculpture, which was installed in 1984.  I suggest checking out the museum first because you get a better appreciation of what you are looking at.  To find it, as it wasn’t immediately obvious to us when we arrived, it is in the building on the right hand side (East) from the Mustangs.  Admission is free.

The museum is very small, but provides a lot of detail about how the sculpture was designed by Robert Glen.  If you don’t feel like reading all the information on the walls, there is a 14 minute film you can watch.  There was a charming lady there who was a bevy of information, and who will validate your parking stub.  Once we had signed her guest book, we ventured outside to the sculpture and went a little photo crazy.

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I actually really loved the whole fountain area.

I actually really loved the whole fountain area.

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Uh oh…I’d better get out of the way! 😉

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I was a happy girl when I saw all the stair architecture.
I was a happy girl when I saw all of the stair architecture.
Mr Duck comes in for a landing.
Mr Duck comes in for a landing.
I took several photos of Mr Duck as he wandered around, but he quite preferred to be left alone.
I took several photos of Mr Duck as he wandered around, but he quite preferred to be left alone.

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Splash!  The level of detail on these guys is amazing.
Splash! The level of detail on these guys is amazing.

An overall look at the Mustangs.An overall look at the Mustangs.

Williams Square is a beautiful area, as is the walk along the canal.  Not sure the kiddos would enjoy it as much, since the fountain and sculpture area isn’t one of those play-in-the-water types.

The street address is: 5221 N. O’Connor Road, Suite 110E, Irving, Texas 75039 if you want it for navigation purposes.

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