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Pioneer Plaza
Vacation Travel Guide

Pioneer Plaza featuring a statue or sculpture and outdoor art

Thundering through the city, this park’s statue group brings a taste of Texas’s rough-and-tumble past to Downtown Dallas with mighty larger-than-life animals.

The glossiness of the central business district of Dallas can make it easy to forget you’re in Texas, but Pioneer Plaza is here to remind you. Spreading out over 4 acres (1.6 hectares), this park features more than 50 bronze statues depicting cowboys and their steers that once crossed Texas on their way to the meatpacking centers of Chicago and St. Louis.

Though Dallas was never a major cattle-driving station, the statues evoke a sense of Texans’ pride in their early history. Pull on your cowboy boots and grab your ten-gallon hat for the most iconic Texan photo opportunities in the whole city.

Wander down the line of Texan longhorn cattle, whose size is gently exaggerated to make them truly awe-inspiring. Pose for a picture beside their hyper-realistic bronze faces, proof that you’ve really been to the heartland of the “Republic of Texas.”

The statues show the cowboys atop their horses looking out at the cattle and horizon with an unmistakable sense of world-weariness. Peer at the detailing of their appearance, from the frayed hems of their jeans to the bunching of their horses’ muscles.

Cast your mind back to the time when groups like these crisscrossed the United States, these men spending months on the trail. Imagine the sounds and smells and be surprised by how easy it is to forget where you really are.

Stand near the refreshing mist of the artificial waterfall, one of the many attractive features added to this former parking lot. Native plants and dogwood and other trees provide shelter from the sweltering Dallas heat.

Find Pioneer Plaza in the heart of Downtown Dallas directly in front of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive from Dealey Plaza. Drive here in 25 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport or in 15 minutes from Dallas Love Field Airport. Street parking is available nearby, with several metered parking structures in the vicinity as well. The plaza is open to visitors at all times.

Top Hotels Close to Pioneer Plaza

Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥22,697 per night from May 14 to May 14
Located in West End Historic District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Reunion Tower, and Dealey Plaza. ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,634 reviews)
"Beautiful building, nice room, good food, nice people."

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Hyatt Regency Dallas
4 out of 5
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥17,267 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 9
Located in Downtown Dallas, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reunion Tower, Dealey Plaza, and Sixth Floor Museum. John F. Kennedy Memorial and Dallas ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,555 reviews)
"Very nice"

Reviewed on May 1, 2021

Hyatt Regency Dallas
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
4 out of 5
1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥12,608 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in Main Street District, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Comerica Bank Tower, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, and Majestic ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,152 reviews)
"Location, location, location! Directly across from the 'happening' new AT&T Square. Great access to restaurants and outdoor fun."

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Pioneer Plaza

Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥22,697 per night from May 14 to May 14
Omni Dallas Hotel
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Hyatt Regency Dallas
4 out of 5
300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥17,267 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 9
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
4 out of 5
1401 Commerce St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥12,608 per night from May 31 to May 31
Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas
Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas
4 out of 5
1907 Elm St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥13,585 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
Cambria Hotel Downtown Dallas
Canvas Hotel Dallas
Canvas Hotel Dallas
4 out of 5
1325 Botham Jean Boulevard, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥14,960 per night from May 16 to May 16
Canvas Hotel Dallas
Lorenzo Hotel
Lorenzo Hotel
4 out of 5
1011 S Akard St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥20,525 per night from May 20 to May 20
Lorenzo Hotel
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
2.5 out of 5
302 S Houston Street, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥8,769 per night from May 16 to May 16
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dallas Downtown
AC Hotel by Marriott Dallas Downtown
AC Hotel by Marriott Dallas Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1712 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥11,142 per night from May 30 to May 30
AC Hotel by Marriott Dallas Downtown
The Statler Dallas Curio Collection By Hilton
The Statler Dallas Curio Collection By Hilton
4 out of 5
1914 Commerce St, Dallas, TX
The price is ¥19,025 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 6
The Statler Dallas Curio Collection By Hilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.