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Pioneer Plaza, Dallas

Pioneer Plaza, Dallas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dallas: 1 or 2-Hour Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

1. Dallas: 1 or 2-Hour Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

Enjoy an eco-friendly alternative sightseeing tour and discover Dallas in the company of a licensed guide on this cruiser tour. Visit the West End and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark districts. Start your tour with a visit to Pioneer Plaza, where you can see a sculpture of the Shawnee Cattle Drive, the world's largest bronze sculpture of its kind, commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. Next, head to the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here, learn about the assassination of President Kennedy and the other historic events that took place here. Continue with a stop at the Giant Eyeball, a 30-ft tall eerily realistic replica of a human garden, for a unique photo opportunity. Make a quick stop outside Dallas City Hall and admire the unique architecture of the building before concluding your tour.

Dallas: Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

2. Dallas: Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

Your guide will welcome you to Texas on this 3-hour small group tour of Dallas. Visit historic sites and learn the stories of these famous landmarks. Take a circular tour from the JFK Memorial in an air-conditioned van. See Founders' Plaza Observation Area, the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and Pioneer Plaza. Then head to Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square. Explore the famous neighborhood of Deep Ellum and admire the Victorian-style houses in the historic Wilson Block area. Check out the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park, located in the affluent town of Highland Park. Continue through the McKinney Avenue restaurant district, West End, and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

3. Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

Discover the fascinating history of Dallas as you visit the city highlights alongside an expert guide. See the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and the site of John F. Kennedy's assassination, to name a few. Begin your tour in Founders Plaza, where you will visit the Old Red Court House, John Neely Bryan Cabin, JFK memorial, and Pioneer Plaza. Head past Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square as you head to Deep Ellum known for its giant robot statues. From there, head to Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood in Dallas known for Queen Anne, Victorian Style houses as you make your way to the Dallas Art District where you can snap a photo of iconic sculptures. Cruise over to Klyde Warren Park where you can walk under the famous white arches. Make your way to Uptown McKinney Avenue known as the restaurant district in Dallas as you find your way back to Dealey Plaza, where former President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  After exploring the top sites in Dallas, embark on a guided tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the five-time Superbowl Champions, the Dallas Cowboys. On this tour, you will be shown the contours of this stadium, including access to their private suites, print, and radio media press boxes, Cotton Bowl offices, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar. Additionally, guests will be introduced to the interactive Ford Motor Company Fountain, an interior fountain with lights and rapidly changing water flows for quite a performance. You will have exclusive access down to the main level of the stadium, where they can walk out on the field. For the ardent football fans, toss around a football and see what it's like to be in the heart of the stadium. Finish your stadium access on a Miller Lite Club tour, visit the Cowboys and the Cowboy Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, and even the space where post-game interviews are conducted.

Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

4. Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

Join a guided tour of downtown Dallas that traces the history of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Step back in time through the historic Dealey Plaza, The Sixth Floor Museum, and Lee Harvey Oswald’s travels on November 22, 1963. Make stops along the way to click photos. Meet your guide outside the JFK Memorial and learn about one of the most significant moments in Dallas history. Gain insight into the events behind JFK's assassination as you tour Dallas sites, including landmarks of Dealey Plaza, many of which are preserved from 1963. Next, go to Oswald Rooming House Museums on a guided visit to learn more about the man behind the assassination. See Lee Harvey Oswald's temporary residence at the time of the fateful event. Stop at the Texas Theatre where Oswald was arrested. Finally, take a photo outside the Dallas City Hall.

Dallas: Small-Group City Highlights Tour

5. Dallas: Small-Group City Highlights Tour

Get a quick overview of the city during this 75-minute van tour. You'll see all the major historical sites of the city and learn the most interesting facts about them from your guide. After starting as a small trading post in 1841, Dallas eventually became a world-famous city and boasts some marvelous landmarks. Join this small group tour for a more personalized experience as you take in the sights and sounds. On this tour you'll see many of Dallas' highlights, including: Founders Plaza, the Old Red Court House, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, the JFK memorial, Pioneer Plaza (with the largest bronze collection in the world), Dallas City Hall (designed by I.M. Pei), Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point), and much more.

Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

6. Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

Our tour begins in the heart of Downtown Dallas. You will Visit Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Learn about this pivotal moment in history and take in the view of the infamous "Grassy Knoll" Pioneer Plaza: Our second stop is Pioneer Plaza, a stunning outdoor sculpture park featuring larger-than-life bronze statues of cattle, cowboys, and pioneers. Learn about Dallas's Western heritage and take memorable photos with these captivating sculptures. and much more. Then we will transport you to the world of the Ewings. .Explore the Southfork Ranch, known as a set for the TV show 'Dallas'. Take home some collectibles from the “Ranch Round-Up” store in the visitor’s center where you’ll find a wide assortment of items seen on the show and worn by the cast. Enjoy a guided train from the Visitor’s Center to the Ewing Mansion that will not only provide you with a history of the property but will give you a chance to see Texas Longhorns and American Quarter horses. The mansion itself is the next stop on the tour. You’ll hear interesting facts about the filming done there and character insights as you see the “most famous White House” and even J.R. Ewing’s bedroom.  After the mansion tour, you can stroll around the ranch and stop at “Lincolns and Longhorns,” where on display you’ll find Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental as well as “Dallas” inspired clothing and accessories.

Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

7. Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

Get to know Texas on a fully-narrated tour of Dallas and Fort Worth. Meet your tour guide at the JFK Memorial and start your journey through the highlights of these fascinating historical cities. Visit Dallas and see Founders Plaza, the Old Red Courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, and more. See the world's largest art district and the site of the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Discover Fort Worth and its history with your professional guide. Learn about the history of cattle-ranching in the area. Check out some sites along the way, such as the Cattle Drive Visitors Center and the Livestock Exchange.

Dallas: Must-See Landmarks & Attractions Self-Guided Tour

8. Dallas: Must-See Landmarks & Attractions Self-Guided Tour

Explore Dallas at your own rhythm through this captivating interactive walking tour game. As you wander the city on foot, you'll have loads of fun by taking on a range of thrilling challenges, ensuring maximum excitement and fun! Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Pioneer Plaza", "Old Red Courthouse", "Dealey Plaza" and many more. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Akard Plaza" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Dealey Plaza”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

9. Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

Start your day exploring the great city of Dallas. On this tour, you will see top sites including Founders Plaza, Old Red Court House, and the John Neely Bryan Cabin. Drive through Pioneer Plaza and see the world's largest bronze collection of life-sized longhorns. Swing by Dallas City Hall, Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, and Deep Ellum. Then head to the Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood known for their Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses. Head down to the Art District, known to be the largest art district in the world! See Klyde Warren Park and The City of Highland Park, which is the fifth richest suburb in the United States. Here you will see homes to many celebrities. After your Dallas exploration, head to the West End and on to Dealey Plaza to learn more about the history of the JFK assassination. Visit the JFK Memorial and the Dealy Plaza Sixth Floor Museum to understand how the day unfolded on this tragic day. Discuss the theories and conclusions drawn about the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. See the Old School Book Depository Building, the Grassy Knoll, and overlook the Dealy Plaza to see where the former president was assassinated. End your tour at the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, known to be the killer of former President John F. Kennedy. Here you will learn about the conspiracies of the assassination. 

Dallas: Guided Sightseeing Tour in a Comfortable Vehicle

10. Dallas: Guided Sightseeing Tour in a Comfortable Vehicle

Meet your local guide at the JFK Memorial and hop aboard a climate-controlled van or car. Relax on the drive to the Founder's Plaza Observation Area, an open park area that includes the Old Red Courthouse, John Neely Bryan Cabin, and Kennedy Memorial. Continue to the John Neely Bryan Cabin, a tiny, one-room replica of the city’s first house. Venture to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza to see the a monument to United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. Head to Pioneer Plaza, home to one of the world's largest bronze monuments. Pass by the historic Dallas City Hall before visiting Thanks-Giving Square, a private park and public facility anchoring the Thanksgiving Commercial Center district of downtown Dallas. View the First Baptist Dallas megachurch and Deep Elm, the live music capital of North Texas. See Queen Anne- and Victorian-style houses in the Wilson Block historic neighborhood. Take in the vibrant colors of the Dallas Arts District. Admire Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre public oasis located in Downtown Dallas.. Ride on McKinney Avenue in Uptown and stop at the Dealey Plaza, the location of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Ride thorugh the affluent Highland Park Village neighborhood where celebrities and other prominent residents live. Return to your meeting point with a deeper appreciation for the city of Dallas.

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Pioneer Plaza, Dallas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Dallas: 1 or 2-Hour Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

Dallas: 1 or 2-Hour Electric Cruiser Open-Air Tour

Enjoy an eco-friendly alternative sightseeing tour and discover Dallas in the company of a licensed guide on this cruiser tour. Visit the West End and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark districts. Start your tour with a visit to Pioneer Plaza, where you can see a sculpture of the Shawnee Cattle Drive, the world's largest bronze sculpture of its kind, commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives that took place along the Shawnee Trail. Next, head to the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Here, learn about the assassination of President Kennedy and the other historic events that took place here. Continue with a stop at the Giant Eyeball, a 30-ft tall eerily realistic replica of a human garden, for a unique photo opportunity. Make a quick stop outside Dallas City Hall and admire the unique architecture of the building before concluding your tour.

Dallas: Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

Dallas: Welcome to Dallas 3-Hour Small Group Tour by Van

Your guide will welcome you to Texas on this 3-hour small group tour of Dallas. Visit historic sites and learn the stories of these famous landmarks. Take a circular tour from the JFK Memorial in an air-conditioned van. See Founders' Plaza Observation Area, the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and Pioneer Plaza. Then head to Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square. Explore the famous neighborhood of Deep Ellum and admire the Victorian-style houses in the historic Wilson Block area. Check out the Dallas Arts District and Klyde Warren Park, located in the affluent town of Highland Park. Continue through the McKinney Avenue restaurant district, West End, and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

Dallas: VIP Guided Cowboys Stadium Tour and City Sightseeing

Discover the fascinating history of Dallas as you visit the city highlights alongside an expert guide. See the Old Red Museum, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, and the site of John F. Kennedy's assassination, to name a few. Begin your tour in Founders Plaza, where you will visit the Old Red Court House, John Neely Bryan Cabin, JFK memorial, and Pioneer Plaza. Head past Dallas City Hall and Thanks-Giving Square as you head to Deep Ellum known for its giant robot statues. From there, head to Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood in Dallas known for Queen Anne, Victorian Style houses as you make your way to the Dallas Art District where you can snap a photo of iconic sculptures. Cruise over to Klyde Warren Park where you can walk under the famous white arches. Make your way to Uptown McKinney Avenue known as the restaurant district in Dallas as you find your way back to Dealey Plaza, where former President, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.  After exploring the top sites in Dallas, embark on a guided tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the five-time Superbowl Champions, the Dallas Cowboys. On this tour, you will be shown the contours of this stadium, including access to their private suites, print, and radio media press boxes, Cotton Bowl offices, and the Dr. Pepper Star Bar. Additionally, guests will be introduced to the interactive Ford Motor Company Fountain, an interior fountain with lights and rapidly changing water flows for quite a performance. You will have exclusive access down to the main level of the stadium, where they can walk out on the field. For the ardent football fans, toss around a football and see what it's like to be in the heart of the stadium. Finish your stadium access on a Miller Lite Club tour, visit the Cowboys and the Cowboy Cheerleaders’ locker rooms, and even the space where post-game interviews are conducted.

Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

Dallas: 2-Hour JFK Assassination Tour without Museum

Join a guided tour of downtown Dallas that traces the history of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Step back in time through the historic Dealey Plaza, The Sixth Floor Museum, and Lee Harvey Oswald’s travels on November 22, 1963. Make stops along the way to click photos. Meet your guide outside the JFK Memorial and learn about one of the most significant moments in Dallas history. Gain insight into the events behind JFK's assassination as you tour Dallas sites, including landmarks of Dealey Plaza, many of which are preserved from 1963. Next, go to Oswald Rooming House Museums on a guided visit to learn more about the man behind the assassination. See Lee Harvey Oswald's temporary residence at the time of the fateful event. Stop at the Texas Theatre where Oswald was arrested. Finally, take a photo outside the Dallas City Hall.

Dallas: Small-Group City Highlights Tour

Dallas: Small-Group City Highlights Tour

Get a quick overview of the city during this 75-minute van tour. You'll see all the major historical sites of the city and learn the most interesting facts about them from your guide. After starting as a small trading post in 1841, Dallas eventually became a world-famous city and boasts some marvelous landmarks. Join this small group tour for a more personalized experience as you take in the sights and sounds. On this tour you'll see many of Dallas' highlights, including: Founders Plaza, the Old Red Court House, the John Neely Bryan Cabin, the JFK memorial, Pioneer Plaza (with the largest bronze collection in the world), Dallas City Hall (designed by I.M. Pei), Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, Dealey Plaza (JFK assassination Point), and much more.

Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

Dallas and Southfork Ranch Small-Group Combo Tour

Our tour begins in the heart of Downtown Dallas. You will Visit Dealey Plaza, the site of President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Learn about this pivotal moment in history and take in the view of the infamous "Grassy Knoll" Pioneer Plaza: Our second stop is Pioneer Plaza, a stunning outdoor sculpture park featuring larger-than-life bronze statues of cattle, cowboys, and pioneers. Learn about Dallas's Western heritage and take memorable photos with these captivating sculptures. and much more. Then we will transport you to the world of the Ewings. .Explore the Southfork Ranch, known as a set for the TV show 'Dallas'. Take home some collectibles from the “Ranch Round-Up” store in the visitor’s center where you’ll find a wide assortment of items seen on the show and worn by the cast. Enjoy a guided train from the Visitor’s Center to the Ewing Mansion that will not only provide you with a history of the property but will give you a chance to see Texas Longhorns and American Quarter horses. The mansion itself is the next stop on the tour. You’ll hear interesting facts about the filming done there and character insights as you see the “most famous White House” and even J.R. Ewing’s bedroom.  After the mansion tour, you can stroll around the ranch and stop at “Lincolns and Longhorns,” where on display you’ll find Jock Ewing’s original 1978 Lincoln Continental as well as “Dallas” inspired clothing and accessories.

Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

Dallas: Dallas & Fort Worth Combination City Tour

Get to know Texas on a fully-narrated tour of Dallas and Fort Worth. Meet your tour guide at the JFK Memorial and start your journey through the highlights of these fascinating historical cities. Visit Dallas and see Founders Plaza, the Old Red Courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, and more. See the world's largest art district and the site of the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. Discover Fort Worth and its history with your professional guide. Learn about the history of cattle-ranching in the area. Check out some sites along the way, such as the Cattle Drive Visitors Center and the Livestock Exchange.

Dallas: Must-See Landmarks & Attractions Self-Guided Tour

Dallas: Must-See Landmarks & Attractions Self-Guided Tour

Explore Dallas at your own rhythm through this captivating interactive walking tour game. As you wander the city on foot, you'll have loads of fun by taking on a range of thrilling challenges, ensuring maximum excitement and fun! Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the "Pioneer Plaza", "Old Red Courthouse", "Dealey Plaza" and many more. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the "Akard Plaza" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Dealey Plaza”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

Full-Day Small-Group Tour of Dallas & the JFK Assassination

Start your day exploring the great city of Dallas. On this tour, you will see top sites including Founders Plaza, Old Red Court House, and the John Neely Bryan Cabin. Drive through Pioneer Plaza and see the world's largest bronze collection of life-sized longhorns. Swing by Dallas City Hall, Thanks-Giving Square, First Baptist Dallas Fountain Plaza, and Deep Ellum. Then head to the Wilson Block, a historic neighborhood known for their Queen Anne/Victorian Style Houses. Head down to the Art District, known to be the largest art district in the world! See Klyde Warren Park and The City of Highland Park, which is the fifth richest suburb in the United States. Here you will see homes to many celebrities. After your Dallas exploration, head to the West End and on to Dealey Plaza to learn more about the history of the JFK assassination. Visit the JFK Memorial and the Dealy Plaza Sixth Floor Museum to understand how the day unfolded on this tragic day. Discuss the theories and conclusions drawn about the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. See the Old School Book Depository Building, the Grassy Knoll, and overlook the Dealy Plaza to see where the former president was assassinated. End your tour at the home of Lee Harvey Oswald, known to be the killer of former President John F. Kennedy. Here you will learn about the conspiracies of the assassination. 

Dallas: Guided Sightseeing Tour in a Comfortable Vehicle

Dallas: Guided Sightseeing Tour in a Comfortable Vehicle

Meet your local guide at the JFK Memorial and hop aboard a climate-controlled van or car. Relax on the drive to the Founder's Plaza Observation Area, an open park area that includes the Old Red Courthouse, John Neely Bryan Cabin, and Kennedy Memorial. Continue to the John Neely Bryan Cabin, a tiny, one-room replica of the city’s first house. Venture to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza to see the a monument to United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. Head to Pioneer Plaza, home to one of the world's largest bronze monuments. Pass by the historic Dallas City Hall before visiting Thanks-Giving Square, a private park and public facility anchoring the Thanksgiving Commercial Center district of downtown Dallas. View the First Baptist Dallas megachurch and Deep Elm, the live music capital of North Texas. See Queen Anne- and Victorian-style houses in the Wilson Block historic neighborhood. Take in the vibrant colors of the Dallas Arts District. Admire Klyde Warren Park, a 5.2-acre public oasis located in Downtown Dallas.. Ride on McKinney Avenue in Uptown and stop at the Dealey Plaza, the location of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Ride thorugh the affluent Highland Park Village neighborhood where celebrities and other prominent residents live. Return to your meeting point with a deeper appreciation for the city of Dallas.

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Overall rating

4.7
(154 reviews)

I had a recent injury and I was accomodated. I appreciate the understanding, companionship, knowledge and light humour. My husband and I were celebrating our 17 year anniversary with this little mini vacation with history of our lovably Dallas. Thank you so much.

What an enjoyable tour. Our guide Preston was so knowledgeable. We learned so much about Dallas and the assassination of JFK. The 3 hours went so fast. I would highly recommend this tour. A great way to learn about Dallas.

Guide was very personable. It was a beautiful day in Dallas, so the tour was enjoyable.

Amazing experience with the perfect guide. I recommend it 👌

maybe tour person take some photo if not many people