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Young and Griffin Streets, Dallas, TX 75202
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All reviews cattle drive larger than life life size longhorn cattle bronze sculptures great photo opportunity old west great sculptures convention center long horns worth a stop take pictures photo ops walk around sixth floor museum cemetery cowboy
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This park has lifesize bulls as it would look like during a cattle russle. Behind it is an old cemetery that has stone dating back to 1823 and up that lived in the area. A historical place that will always remember the people of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joefocht53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’re a young couple from Canada in Texas for the first time. This is a super cool spot to come and chill for about half an hour. Great pictures. I think this area is super nice and I’m really happy I got to see it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rebeccafrad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Pioneer Plaza whilst on a city tour of Dallas. Interesting sculptures which are fun to have a photo with. Would recommend a quick visit for any first time visitors to Dallas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked past this park whilst spending the day in Dallas. The sculptures are quite large and make a good photo opportunity as well as a place for little ones to run around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place. My boys loved the video I took walking through the cows. I don’t know if there was more to this plaza than the statues and water features, but it’s worth the trip to walk through the cows alone.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Stayed in hotel right by the Pioneer Plaza, wasn’ Sure what to expect but it was quite amazing, lots of the bronze statues and with incredible detail, took lots of pictures and even though by road was a little piece of quite in downtown. Definatetly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EdsMom123
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I wandered across this completely by accident, but I loved it! Particularly if you have kids with you, this is worth a stop. Walk through the sculptures, explore the old cemetery...cool stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tigaudi
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

The Pioneer Plaza in Dallas is very interesting to see. Sculptures of about thirty longhorn steer on a cattle drive in this downtown park. Well executed and shows lots of movement and drama of a cattle drive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This place is a beautiful spot that honors the tradition and culture of Texas, It has early period graveyards from the 1800's and the magnificent sculptures of the cattle drive. Great place for photos also. Specially during spring and summer when the nature around it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Liz R
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Fun pictures in a park like setting. We had rainy weather but still thought this was worth the time to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 16, 2017|
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Response from 719cromero | Reviewed this property |
Between 10 until 15 minutes walking!
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January 14, 2017|
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Response from TN_DSC | Reviewed this property |
There's parking across the street (beside the Aloft). It is $12 per day.
January 4, 2017|
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Response from Sharon M | Reviewed this property |
I have been at night but it is not lighted as much and your photos won't come out properly. More appropriate during the day time.
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From New Zealand to Dallas (10 Replies)
My husband & I (middle aged) are from New Zealand & will arrive at DFW at midday Friday 9th November 2012 for 4 1/2 days, we will be with out a car (we drive on the opposite side of the road) so will be using PUBLIC TRANSPORT. We are looking for basic accomodation as we will be out most of the time & don't need any thing flash - as long as it's reasonably priced, in a safe area & clean. We intend going to Fort Worth for a day & the rest of the time will be trying to...More
August 27, 2012|
Response from2wrinkles|
Thanks Poodleone for your reply, I hope you can find this as I'm not that hot on computers.. We decided to stay at the Hotel Lawrence in Houston Street as it was very reasonably priced, down town near things we want to see, has a shuttle service which takes you to with in a 3 mile radius from the hotel & is accross the road from Dart. As I said earlier hopefully we won't be spending a lot of time in our hotel as we want to see as much as we can. How would be the best way to get to...More
First time to Dallas (10 Replies)
Hi, We are 2 females coming to USA in November and will be making a stop in Dallas for two days. I was wondering if anyone could help us with a few questions: Is the bus station (greyhound) in Dallas safe? How far away is it from the Amtrak station? Are there any areas we should avoid? Are the Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive and the Mary Kay Cosmetics worth visits?
May 13, 2009|
Response frompoodleone|
The bus station is as safe as any other downtown big city station- be alert and aware of your surroundings. Dallas has a fairly large homeless population which makes some people uncomfortable since you may get asked for money by panhandlers. Just know where you are going and keep walking. The Greyhound station is less than a half mile from the Amtrak terminal at Union Station. The Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive statues are interesting but not much of a destination in and of themselves....More
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Hello! we'll be visiting Dallas this weekend. I've read about the must see's in Dallas from different websites and I just need help with the order of places to visit. We'll just plot the addresses on our GPS: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park Pioneer Plaza The Sixth Floor Museum Dallas World Aquarium? Nasher Sculpture Center Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Stockyard Art Garden Fountain Place Hands On Dallas's City Hall American Airlines Center Cowboys Stadium ...More
June 23, 2011|
Response fromKarinLB|
That's a pretty extensive list covering many vastly different interest genres. Maybe if you looked into each one to see if it's something that you'd really like to spend time doing... one moreso than another, ultimately culling the list down some.