Irving, TX, home of the Dallas Cowboys, has some great activities and attractions for everyone in the family. We drive through Irving every now and then, and enjoy seeing the sites.
Sports fans, like my husband, enjoy driving by the old Dallas Cowboys Stadium, which is now just a pile of rubble. Speaking from experience, feel free to take photos, but do not try to cross the highway or climb over the fence.
My boys enjoy the National Scouting Museum located right beside the Boy Scouts of America headquarters. This Iriving museum is full of great photos and exhibits, and is the official Boy Scouts museum. The building itself is state of the art and has a Norman Rockwell art gallery. The kids enjoy the hands on activities, and I like it because there's not really anything they can break.
Unless you are an extreme horse lover I recommend skipping the Las Colinas Equestrian Center in Irving. There are some nice horse statues to view, but it is a bit boring. If you enjoy horse statues I suggest visiting the Mustangs of Las Colinas instead.
The great thing about Irving is it is surrounded by other cities with fantastic activities and other fun attractions. Arlington is just 7 miles away and has Six Flags Over Texas. Dallas is five miles away and has an amazing kids science museum. Fort Worth is seventeen miles away and includes one of the world's greatest zoos, the Fort Worth Zoo. All of the areas and towns in the Irving area really blend together and you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. It is all one big, fun filled city.