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Nasher Sculpture Center Admission
"Welcome to the Nasher Sculpture Center – a museum oasis in the heart of downtown Dallas and home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Explore the luminous indoor and outdoor galleries to discover works by t including those by Matisse Picasso and Giacometti as well as to view special exhibitions featuring modern masters and contemporary artists. Complete your visit with lunch on the terrace at Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck and be sure to stop by the award-winning Nasher Store for one-of-a-kind gifts jewelry and décor.The Nasher Sculpture Center presents rotating exhibitions of works from the Nasher family collection as well as special exhibitions drawn from other museums and private collections. In addition to indoor gallery space the Center contains an auditorium education and research facilities
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Dallas Arts District Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins at the Meyersen Symphony Center and takes you on a well-designed course among historic and cultural sights past great artwork and through the city’s most active park. The tour requires approximately 1.75 miles of walking with numerous stops along the route to complete challenges and decipher clues. The game software tracks team points and posts the final score to a city leaderboard for those with a competitive edge. Using a smart phone as “the guide” allows parti leaving time to stop for some Dallas BBQ or simply enjoy the city and the scenery. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun while seeing the city! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn the Dallas Arts District into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone
From $15.00
 
Dallas Segway Tour
"1-Hour Sightseeing TourThis 1-hour Segway tour is more geared towards sightseeing and makes more photo stops to let you savor the views. Departing at either 4pm or 5:30pm from Downtown Dallas you'll receive a brief safety instruction to get you comfortable on your Segway. Then it's time to hit the streets! Cruise around Downtown Dallas and visit Dealey Plaza John F Kennedy Memorial Plaza (also known as the JFK Memorial) Victory Park and the Dallas Convention Center. Your guide will entertain you with fun facts about Dallas throughout your ride.1.5-Hour Historical TourThis 1.5-hour tour focuses on the history of Dallas. Departing at either 12pm or 2pm from Dow you'll receive a brief safety instruction to get you comfortable on your Segway. Then
From $39.00

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Pioneer Plaza

When I was in Dallas at the Convention Center in 1997, I saw this park and took some pictures here. One of them is on my Dallas Intro page.

It is Pioneer Plaza, the world's largest bronze sculpture of its kind and it depicts a cattle drive of 3 cowboys and 50 steers. Each piece was created by artist Robert Summers of Glen Rose, TX. This 4.2-acre plaza in front of City Hall and the Convention Center at Young and Griffin Streets was originally the site of the Shawnee Cattle Trail, begun in 1854.

Fort Worth is really the 'cow town' in this area - Dallas OTOH is major center for oil and gas. Therefore, some felt that this sculpture was inappropriate to be in Dallas. But when in 1991, local businessman and philanthropist, Trammell Crow decided that this was the site for this park he apparently overruled all opposition.

There is a small parking lot at this park (which is free). Touching the bronzes is discouraged (and if it is hot, you will only try it once) and sitting on them is not allowed.

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May 16, 2009

Real Texas Longhorns

The Dallas Convention center and Pioneer Plaza, with the sculpture group featuring 70 Texas longhorn steers was the brainchild of developer Trammel Crow. Some felt that it promoted the 'cow town' image which really belonged to Fort Worth, and whereas Dallas was a sophisticated financial center. (There was a similar outcry when Tex Schramm named the football team the Cowboys.) But the $4 million in construction costs were paid by a private foundation, so Trammel Crow got his way.

Except for Pioneer Plaza though, longhorns are most readily seen in Fort Worth.

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grandmaR
Sep 20, 2004

Texas longhorn cows!

These are some cows that roam by my house in Texas.

You will have to enlarge the picture as they are far away, not too social.

I hope they do not have MAD COW disease!

Many Texas ranchers are worried, we supply Mexico, Canada and many international countries with the finest meat.

NOTE: No cattle in Texas have been found to have MAD COW disease.

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Kodi01
Dec 28, 2003

This is the WORLDS LARGEST...

This is the WORLDS LARGEST bronze monument with Seventy Texas Longhorn steers being driven by 3 cowboys on horseback.

It is located downtown Dallas!

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Kodi01
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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Count of the Cattle

Near the Convention Center (Downtown), there is a large sculpture showing the count of the cattle by the cow boys.
There are 50 longhorns and 3 cow boys on their horses.
Very surprising.

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