Giant Eyeball

A 30-foot tall sculpture that became one of the city's most distinctive landmarks in Downtown Dallas.

Nearby Attractions

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Dallas Arts District
Noteworthy for its several striking architectural styles, the district is America's largest arts district and is home to several museums worth visiting.
Dallas Museum of Art
Located in the Arts District, the museum opened in 1903 and has been expanding ever since.
Nasher Sculpture Center
With over 2 acres of sprawling grounds, the sculpture center is a great place to pass a day exploring. Bring a picnic or a book and nestle in.
Crow Collection of Asian Art
An outgrowth of the Crow family's travels to Southeast Asia, Japan, and China, the museum has expanded to include three galleries.
The Chapel of Thanksgiving
Located in Thanks-Giving Square, the Church has a twisting white spire design that points towards the heavens.
Pioneer Plaza
It's the largest public open space in the central business district which also hosts the iconic cattle statues.

Related Tours

Welcome to Dallas: Private Half-Day Walking Tour
Explore the highlights of downtown Dallas, packed with historic and cultural landmarks, on this immersive private welcome tour with an expert guide. With its epic skyscrapers, buzzing cosmopolitan metropolis, and vibrant food and arts scene, Dallas very much lives up to the saying “Everything is bigger in Texas”! 

On your private walking tour, you will:

  • Visit Thanks-Giving Square, a public park dedicated to this important American tradition with stunning fountains, colourful mosaics, and a non-denominational chapel with a symbolic spiral design;
  • See the Giant Eyeball, perhaps the most distinctive and weird art installation in Dallas! A 30-foot high fibreglass sculpture of a human eye - that is uncannily realistic; 
  • Walk down Main Street, a vibrant urban strip lined with designer boutiques, trendy bars and restaurants, high rises and upmarket hotels that is part of downtown Dallas historic district, and hear all about the founding history of Dallas, and the city it has become today; 
  • Walk past Akard Plaza and see the modern building of Dallas City Hall
  • Admire the spectacular statue of herding cattle commemorating the 19th-century cattle drives, on Pioneer Plaza, a huge public park. Made up of 49 six-foot-high bronze cows and 3 trail riders - it is the largest bronze sculpture of its kind anywhere in the world;
  • Pass Dallas County Courthouse - the city’s judiciary;
  • Explore the moving John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza just a block away from where he was tragically assassinated, opened in 1970 it is now an integral part of the city;
  • See the John Neely Bryan Cabin: erected in 1841 by Dallas founder John Neely Bryan, and hear about his life; 
  • Discover Dealey Plaza a National Historic Monument with the Sixth Floor Museum dedicated to JFK’s life and assassination, and the Grassy Knoll: the spot where John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in 1963;
  • Finish the tour at Dealey Plaza where you are free to continue exploring - and your guide can make recommendations for what to see and where to eat. 

Dallas is more than home to 'America's team'; it's at the epicentre of Texas ranching history. Beginning as nothing more than a trading post created by the presbyterian farmer and lawyer John Neely Bryan in 1840, it quickly grew to become an incorporated town, serving as a city centre to rural inhabitants for hundreds of miles in every direction. By the early 20th century, it had become a banking and industry hub -  which it continues to be to this day. 

On your private walking tour, your guide will give you the rich history of the Native Americans in the area, the story of settlers, and how immigration continues to be a major theme in the city's story. As you walk along its streets and thoroughfares lined with skyscrapers, boutiques, upmarket bars and restaurants, galleries and music venues, you will see the confluence of many cultures. 

Your tour ends with a moving account of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination right on the spot where it happened, shocking America and the world. 

Your guide will give you great recommendations (if needed) on where to eat and what to see - Dallas is particularly famous for its BBQ Tex-Mex!  
The Best of Dallas: Private Half-Day Tour including Reunion Tower
Discover the best of Dallas on a fascinating and immersive private tour of this thriving, vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis that began as a humble farming outpost in 1840 to become a modern hub of trade, banking, food, culture, art and sport. 

On your private half-day tour you will: 

  • Step inside the unique Thanks-Giving Square with its glorious fountains and a non-denominational chapel dedicated to this uniquely American holiday - a sunken oasis in the heart of the city; 
  • See the vast 30-foot-high Giant Eyeball made of fibreglass and eerily realistic;
  • Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Main Street in the heart of the historic district of downtown Dallas, lined with chic hotels, boutiques, trendy bars, and upmarket restaurants;
  • Pass by the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library and Dallas County Courthouse;
  • Explore the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, dedicated to JFK who was tragically killed in Dallas;
  • See the John Neely Bryan Cabin: erected in 1841 by Dallas founder the farmer and lawyer from Tennessee John Neely Bryan;
  • Enter Dealey Plaza - infamous as the place where America's 35th president was assassinated; 
  • Walk onto The Grassy Knoll: the exact spot where John F. Kennedy was fatally shot in 1963;
  • See The Sixth Floor Museum from the outside - a brilliant museum dedicated to JFK's life, and what happened on that fateful day;
  • Your tour ends at the entrance to Reunion Tower, where your guide will help you enter the observation deck with your tickets and leave you to enjoy the views at your own leisure.

Dallas was founded in 1840 by the presbyterian farmer and lawyer John Neely Bryan, as a humble farming outpost. Today it remains at the heart of Texas ranching history. Dallas has since grown to become a banking and industry hub -  which it continues to be to this day - a thriving multicultural city famous for its sport, culture and Tex-Mex food! 

On your private walking tour, your guide will give you the rich history of the city - the stories of Native American displacement, of ranchers and settlers, of its transformation from cattle ranching to the cosmopolitan city it is today - with a stunning skyline of skyscrapers, a city of affluence, with upmarket shops, hotels and eateries everywhere. 

Dallas became world famous for the infamous events of 22 November 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza. You'll walk through the Plaza and stand in the exact place it happened on the Grassy Knoll. 

Your fascinating and immersive tour ends with tickets to the amazing observation deck at the top of the Reunion Tower - with a panoramic view over the city. 


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