Pioneer Plaza Tours

Pioneer Plaza
Pioneer Plaza, located in downtown Dallas’ Convention Center District, honors the 19th-century cattle drives on the Shawnee Trail with a bronze sculpture of 49 longhorn steer driven by three cowboys on horseback. With a waterfall and artificial cliffs, the park is one of the most popular tourist spots in Dallas.

The Basics
The highlight of Pioneer Plaza is the larger-than-life bronze cattle-drive sculpture by Texas artist Robert Summers. The steer, each of which stands 6 feet tall (1.8 meters tall) and contains realistic details, appear to be traveling across a flowing stream, roaming the Texas landscape just as they did in the 1800s. Several guided tours stop here to allow you to take photos and learn more about the area’s history.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pioneer Plaza is a must for families and a worthwhile Dallas photo stop.
  • The park is open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset.
  • It’s possible to walk among the sculptures, but wheelchairs will have to traverse grass, dirt, or gravel to reach them.

How to Get There
Pioneer Plaza covers 4.2 acres downtown at Young and Griffin streets, near the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas and adjacent to Pioneer Cemetery. Within 1 mile (2 kilometers) are such major attractions as the Sixth Floor Museum, Dealey Plaza, and the Dallas Museum of Art. The park is easily accessible by car, less than one-half mile (0.8 kilometers) north of Interstate 30. By public transit, take a DART bus to Young and Griffin. 

When to Get There
For the best photos, visit Pioneer Plaza during the day. The sculpture is a popular photo spot, and weekdays are less crowded than weekends (watch for tour buses unloading here). Spring and fall offer the most pleasant temperatures for visiting Dallas, while peak summer heat makes for some hot bronze statues baking in the sun.

Don’t Have a Cow, Man
When the sculptures were first installed in Dallas in the mid-1990s, local residents caused an uproar over their historical inaccuracy—neighboring Fort Worth, not Dallas, claims the “cowtown” heritage. A group of local artists even tried to bring a lawsuit to stop the project from moving forward. Today, however, the statues are so beloved by visitors that they are the second-most visited site in Dallas (after Dealey Plaza).
Address: 1428 Young Street, Dallas, Texas, USA
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Small-Group 6.5-Hour Combo Tour of Dallas and Cowboys Stadium

Combine two popular Dallas tours for a day of sightseeing that covers the city and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The small-group tour starts with an overview of city landmarks such as Pioneer Plaza, the JFK Memorial, and the Old Red Courthouse, then continues with a guided tour of the Dallas Cowboys stadium. You'll see the press box, locker rooms, private suites, and post-game interview room, and you can step onto the field to throw a football.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Tour: Dallas and Fort Worth City Sightseeing

Expect only the best of times on this tour of two Texas cities. Get acquainted with Dallas and Forth Worth on a tour that takes you to both cities' main attractions, such as the JFK Memorial and the Cowtown Museum. This tour includes all transportation in an area that's difficult to navigate without a car,.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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2-Hour Historic Dallas Segway Tour

Explore Dallas in style on a 2-hour Segway tour that takes in historic landmarks and other important sites throughout the downtown. Travel in comfort on the Segway after your guide provides easy-to-follow instructions on its operation. You'll visit landmarks such as Pioneer Plaza, the John F Kennedy Memorial, and Dealey Plaza, and pass through the Dallas Arts District, covering more ground in depth by Segway than you could on a walking or coach tour.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Dallas City Tour

See the top sights of Dallas in a short time on this private tour. Head to Pioneer Plaza, and the Arts District, and take a walk on Main Street. When you visit the historic West End and Dealey Plaza, learn more about the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963. You can also get photo ops of historical buildings and picturesque homes on a tour that includes airport or hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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75-Minute Small-Group Dallas City Highlights Tour by Minivan

Get an overview of Dallas during this 75-minute small-group tour of the city's highlights. Hear live commentary from your guide as you ride in a comfortable minivan past landmarks such as the Old Red Court House, Pioneer Plaza, and Dallas City Hall. Learn more about the life and death of President John F. Kennedy as you see Dealey Plaza and the JFK Memorial. With a choice of morning or afternoon departure, and a short running time, this tour is easy to fit into your schedule.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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1.5-Hour Dallas Sightseeing Tour by Segway

Discover downtown Dallas on a 1.5-hour Segway tour that takes in the city's landmarks at a relaxed pace. After your guide provides easy-to-follow instructions on operating the Segway, set out on your fun and eco-friendly Segway to visit places such as Dallas City Hall, Pioneer Plaza and the Dallas Arts District. This tour offers more time to enjoy riding the Segway and less emphasis on historical tales, and is suitable for all levels of experience.
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Best Of Dallas Tour (Bus Tour - Small Group)

See the sights of Dallas—both the well known and the hidden gems—on a city tour with a guide. You'll listen to narration about Dallas as you make stops for photo ops and drive through neighborhoods like downtown and Highland Park.
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Private 3-Hour Dallas Tour with Local Guide

Discover Dallas with your own private guide on a 3-hour tour that focuses on the city's history and top sights. Customize the itinerary to your interests to take in the landmarks and sites that you would most like to visit, at the departure time of your choice. Among the possibilities, you can learn about the bronze statue collection in Pioneer Plaza, admire the architecture of I.M. Pei at Dallas City Hall, and visit key sites related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Let's Roam Dallas Scavenger Hunt

On today's epic scavenger hunt of Dallas, we go in search of iconic landmarks and public art around downtown. Along the way you'll find tall towers, flying horses and heroic presidents. It's time to strap on those walking shoes, round up some friends and book your Dallas scavenger hunt today!What You'll See: City Hall, JFK Memorial, Pioneer Plaza
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
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Dallas Dark Tales (Walking Tour)

The Dallas Dark Tales Walking Tour explores the more ghoulish and curious side of Dallas history. Explore the city’s past as our guide takes you on an eerie, yet fun-filled, adventure. Photography is encouraged—you never know who, or what, may show up in you photos!From the West End we will walk to Dealey Plaza, the site of JFK assassination as we reflect on the fateful day of Nov 22nd, 1963 and talk about why this place has evolved into a dark tourism destination. We will visit the restless spirits of the Old Red Courthouse and Hotel Lawrence (both hot spots for paranormal activity). Further down our journey we will walk on the grounds of the old cemetery at Pioneer Park (a conglomeration of four graveyards with the remains of several of the city’s earliest founders). To reach our last stop in the in Oak Cliff neighborhood we will take the streetcar, to the infamous Oswald Rooming House, the location where JFK “allege assassin” was living at the time of the president’s murder.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Dallas Private Journey (Bus Tour)

Almost 1.5 million people call Dallas home, the largest city in the massive DFW Metroplex. Known for its football team and amazing Tex-Mex, Dallas is a diverse and vibrant metropolis, with incredible architecture, history and art. Our private journey will take you thru the city’s most important landmarks, we will visit several neighborhoods (Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts District, The M Streets, University Park and Highland Park).
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Dallas & JFK Private Tour Experience

Offering the unique "personalized" tour experience. When booking you receive a private tour that can be custom fit to your interests.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure - Dallas, TX

Using your smartphone, you'll be given an app to download and a starting location. Once you arrive at the starting location, you'll send a text to check in and get your game setup on the app. From your starting location, the app will lead you to 10 checkpoints around the city to answer questions and complete crazy tasks. Once you've completed all 10 checkpoints, you'll come back to your starting location to finish the game. The objective of the Crazy Dash is to have a blast with your friends and family, explore the city, learn a little, answer questions about your checkpoints, and complete crazy challenges.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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