Pioneer Plaza

Just outside the Dallas Convention Center is a large public plaza with a collection of bronze statues depicting a quintessentially Texan scene: 3 cowboys herding dozens of longhorn cattle through a stream. The sculptures (by Robert Summers) were unveiled in 1994, commemorating 19th century cattle drives along the Shawnee Trail. It’s the largest bronze monument of its kind in the world, with each steer standing at 6-feet high.

The statue sits on 4.2 acres that feature a flowing stream and waterfall, contributing to this larger-than-life tribute to the real-life Dallas Cowboys in Pioneer Plaza.