Pioneer Plaza2582 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Corner of Griffin and Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201, 75202, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 1-2149531184
- Fax: +1-2149533028
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Monument, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
As you walk to the intersection of Young and Griffin streets, brace yourself for the biggest bronze monument to ever grace this planet. It wouldn’t be fair to call Texas a cowboy state, if there wasn’t a monument or the likes to show the settlers coming into Dallas. The Pioneer Plaza attempts to pay a tribute to the city’s cowboy past by dedicated an entire square depicting a cattle drive complete with longhorn steers driven by cowboys, all in bronze. Regarded as the largest public open square in the business district, the Pioneer Plaza has a waterfall, native flora and is the second most frequented plaza after the Dealey Plaza.
Entrance Ticket Details For Pioneer Plaza
- Free Entry
Pioneer Plaza Hours
- Open 24 hours
How to Reach Pioneer Plaza
- DART Light Rail: Mockingbird
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- Texas Spice (local cuisine)
- The Owner's Box (American food served)
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80.41% of people who visit Dallas include Pioneer Plaza in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
41.62% of people start their Pioneer Plaza visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Pioneer Plaza
76.92% of people prefer walking in order to reach Pioneer Plaza
Pioneer Plaza Reviews & Ratings
Pioneer Plaza is a park in downtown Dallas. It's mostly just an open space with trees and lawn, except for the oversized statues of a full, old-west cattle drive. The many statues of cattle and a couple of cowboys on horseback are quite impressive, and worth seeing. You can walk among them and touch them... I assume you could even climb on their backs and ride them if you're brave and spry enough. Also in the park is a very old cemetery with graves of some of Dallas's first citizens... which is interesting to walk through and read the headstones that are still legible. Also in the park is a large monument to confederate soldiers of the Civil War... but this has been covered with tarps and is slated for removal. There are 2 or 3 very small, free, parking lots... and there are a bunch of metered, street parking spaces for about $1 per hour. There are also a few large, public parking garages within walking distance. I would think an hour or 2 is the most you would want to stay.
One of my favorite parks to visit. There's a trail of bronze cattle and cowboys going down the side of a waterfall. There are stepping stones going over the stream which are challenging and fun to go over. The pathway leading up the hill is a bit of a hike which leads to an amazing view of the area. The best spot is the area where the waterfall starts, you can sit and genuinely relax, take pictures, especially at night. Behind it all is a civil war graveyard which is interesting to visit, but some of the confederate statues are covered for obvious reasons.
Very cool sculptures! Walking up to the plaza you feel as if time were frozen. Each sculpture is completely unique and full of character. Only takes 10-15 min to appreciate everything. Great stop when you're just visiting.
This sculpture of a cattle drive is in the midst of downtown Dallas. There are about 50 different sculptures of cattle stampeding through the park along with sculptures of two cowboys managing the drive. There are excellent opportunities to take pictures and explore the artwork. The park also includes a waterfall and is near Pioneer Park Cemetery which has tombstone dated back some 150 years. Parking is free. Plan on 30 to 45 minutes to visit. Well worth the visit to experience this unique art work.
Wonderful bronze bulls. Grass and grounds are in very poor condition in some areas. Fountains were not functional. Looks like maintenance is needed. The statutes are about the neatest thing you will see downtown. Definitely worth a short visit.