The Pioneer Square, built to commemorate the cowboys of the West, is famous for its large cowboys and bronze bull sculptures. Pioneer Plaza is located to the east of Dallas City Hall, near the Dallas Convention Center. Its design resembles a part of the Shawnee Trail, which was the main cattle drive route in Texas in the 19th century. In this large green area in the downtown business district of Dallas, there is a small stream flowing over the limestone cliffs, but its most notable feature is the 49 bronze sculptures of the Texas Longhorn Bull that are larger than a real person-Running Bull. These bronze bulls are being driven through parks and creeks by three cowboys on horseback. Designed by artist Robert Summers, the park is landscaping and reproduces the image of the iconic industry in early Texas. The bull run is magnificent, lifelike and unforgettable.
Pioneer Plaza has a large group of cow sculptures. The material should be bronze, and there are various forms. It feels like dozens of cows washed down from the mountain, which is quite spectacular. When I came here, someone happened to be taking a wedding photo by the pond. Many people are walking here.
Pioneer plaza is an outdoor art experience. It's also a great place to take photos for locals and tourists alike!
This bronze sculpture commemorates the many trails (Shawnee and Chisolm) that brought settlers to the land that is now known as Dallas. It's difficult to show the enormity of this art piece in photos, so it is best to walk along the many steers and 3 cowboys leading them. The cattle flow over the hillside, and I felt like I could feel the rumble of the earth from all their weight and power.
2nd most visited Dallas tourist attraction. Commemorates The Shawnee Cattle Trail that started in south central Texas via Dallas to Kansas City back before Dallas had railroads Currently, 49 longhorn steers and three cowboys on horseback bronze statutes larger than life-size. No duplicates. Steers no less than 6 feet tall; cowboys, 10 - 16 feet high. Remarkable detail. Spread out over 4.5 acres. Free. Recommended. .