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Pioneer Park Cemetery

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Address: 1184 Young St, Dallas, TX

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Cemetery for some of the original Dallas families

The cemetery is adjacent to the Dallas Cattle Drive sculptures. The graves are from the 1800s and seem to be of the original Dallas settlers. The monument to Confederate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
David T
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Georgetown, Texas
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This cemetery is a who's who of Dallas founding families...walk through and you get a sense of history..

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Many of Dallas' forefathers and mothers were laid to rest here between the Pioneer Plaza and Cattle Drive Park and the Dallas Confederate War Memorial and Convention Center. The view of the Dallas skyline to the north is spectacular with the architectural wonder of Dallas City Hall just blocks away to the east. A perfect place to stop and see... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting Walk back through the early settlers of Dallas along with a Confederate Monument. In the Spring and Fall this would be a nice walk. In the Summer, this was much too hot with little shade.

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Barrie, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A cemetery this old and of historic significance should be better kept. Amazing stories from the pioneers illustrated here. Also, beware of fire ants.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The cemetery is adjacent to the Dallas Cattle Drive sculptures. The graves are from the 1800s and seem to be of the original Dallas settlers. The monument to Confederate veterans is here too. My favorite tombstone was one of an angel. It was quite beautiful with the trees in the background. The saddest site was the family that buried 10... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This cemetery is located in downtown Dallas. It has a deep history connected to it. Many important people of the area are buried there. They also have a huge civil war monument there along with graves of some soldiers from that war. I found this cemetery in very good condition and an interesting place to visit and find local history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The cemetery is quite interesting with several plaques sited on historically poignant graves. One thing that I did notice was that there seemed to be an awful lot of Freemasons buried here and some of the stone work is of a very good standard, nothing untoward just something I noticed. This also includes the Confederate War Memorial.

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Thank Martin F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

There's definitely a lot of history in this cemetery. It was a nice area to walk through. They had plaques up on many of the historically relevant graves. It's relatively small so doesn't take much time. I felt safe in the daylight but doubt I'd want to go after dark. Limited free parking, but I still found a spot. Definitely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This memorial park is across the street from City Hall, in front of the Dallas Convention Center, about 2 blocks from the Omni Hotel. Some Dallas founders are buried here, and their names are familiar. The cemetery is not primarily a tourist site so there's not much info about the history. It would be interesting if there were an app... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second option to seeing a longhorn. It worked out perfect we also got the chance to act out running with the Bulls without getting trampled. The photo opportunity is amazing. The cattle crossing is amazing and free.

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