What better way to start your Dallas adventure than at Pioneer Plaza, the large public park in Convention Center District, located centrally in downtown Dallas. This is a heavily visited tourist spot that represents the history and spirit of Dallas, and of Texas in general. This spot is so popular, in fact, that it is second only to Dealey Plaza as far as downtown Dallas attractions go. Your group will find Pioneer Plaza along Young Street, the park itself featuring a highly popular bronze statue set that is very hard to miss, plus native Texas plant life and other natural features.
The Texas Tree Foundation dedicated this plaza to the City of Dallas in 1995, giving the city a focal point with historical significance in the downtown area. The large bronze sculpture here depicts three cowboys driving a herd of longhorn cattle, a truly powerful work of art representing this state’s beginnings. By celebrating the trails and settlers of the past the spot also celebrates the innovation and future of the city.
Take a walk around the area and enjoy the native flora, natural stream waterfall, and even man-made cliffs. This is the largest public open space in the city, so your group will have plenty of room to explore! After you explore the history and significance of this essential Dallas spot then spend some time to explore downtown by foot, a great way to introduce yourself to the city and its sights. Our suggestion? Save time for lunch toward the end of your visit, there are several eateries close by reachable by foot! Try the Iron Cactus for a popular Tex-Mex feel or head to Texas Spice for a more elegant farm to table lunch!