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Pioneer Plaza in Dallas Pioneer Plaza is located by the Dallas Convention Center at the intersection of South Griffin and Young Street. Pioneer Plaza honors Dallas’ cowboy past by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. Pioneer Plaza features native landscaping with a flowing stream and waterfall with a re-creation of a cattle drive in the form of bronze statues of longhorns being driven by three horse riding cowboys.

Each sculpture was created by Robert Summers of Glen Rose, Texas. The sculptures are believed to be the largest bronze sculptures of their type in the world.

Pioneer Plaza is the largest public open space in the central Dallas business district.  

Pioneer Plaza is second only to Dealey Plaza as the most-visited landmark in downtown Dallas. Pioneer Cemetery connects to Pioneer Plaza and interesting to walk through. There is a very large Civil War Memorial in Pioneer Cemetery featuring Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis.

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The biggest outdoor bronze sculpture of its type in the world, or so they say.

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Some people in Fort Worth thought Dallas was encroaching on Cowtown's special franchise with this appropriation of such potent Fort Worth symbols

Another view of the Dallas Herd. After all the Chisholm Trail did not go through Dallas. Some say it didn't go through Fort Worth either.
The detail on the bronze sculptures is impressive. What can be said for certain is this herd of dozens of longhorns and their cowboy drivers is a very impressive sight as one drives through downtown Dallas.
Don't get this close to a live Longhorn. The sculptures are very detailed, down to the minute detail of have a tail swatting a fly.
The cowboys drove the herd around Pioneer Cemetery, not through it. The cowboys are driving the herd down a bluff, away from the Dallas Convention Center and Pioneer Cemetery.
The Longhorns are fixing to leave Pioneer Plaza. Some longhorns stop for a drink before crossing a creek and continuing on towards the center of downtown Dallas and Dealey Plaza.


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A Longhorn in Wildflowers at Lake Grapevine
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