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This massive sculpture of a friendly stainless steel giant manages to represent the fascinating history that makes Deep Ellum such a unique neighborhood.

The Deep Ellum Traveling Man serves as an unforgettable welcome to one of the most unique neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas. Stop by the jovial giant and take a moment to appreciate the sentiments and history the sculpture represents.

Learn about the evolution of Deep Ellum over the past few centuries and the significant impact it has had on the culture of the entire city. The neighborhood began as a hub for immigrants and African-Americans working on the railroad. In the 1920s, it became a hot spot for blues and jazz musicians. Today, it is known as one of Dallas’ prime destinations for art and entertainment.

In 2007, the city commissioned artist Brad Oldham to make something to honor the rich past, present and future of Deep Ellum. Walk down Good Latimer Avenue and see the character he created and installed on three distinct sites. The four-story-tall Deep Ellum Traveling Man dominates the northeast corner of the Deep Ellum Rail Station.

Even with his simple robot-like form, everything about the Traveling Man exudes friendliness. His hand is outstretched in friendship and the circular hole in his midsection represents universal acceptance. Stare carefully at his head and notice the guitar shape, a nod to the neighborhood’s musical culture. His stainless steel body reflects the lights and colors of Deep Ellum, creating a constantly changing mirror of the world around him.

Note that the Traveling Man is accompanied by a group of four bird friends, which drive home the kind personality of this gentle giant. The birds represent the artistic types that have shaped and continue to shape Deep Ellum. Perch in the scooped backs of the bird sculptures sitting at the giant’s feet.

The Traveling Man is the guardian of the Deep Ellum DART Station. From here, take the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Green Line farther into downtown Dallas and its arts district or south toward the suburbs.

Top hotels in Deep Ellum

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Deep Ellum Hostel
Deep Ellum Hostel
2 out of 5
2801 Elm Street, Dallas, TX
The price is £83 per night

Located in Deep Ellum, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Baylor Medical Center at Dallas and Majestic Theater. Dallas World Aquarium and Kay Bailey Hutchison ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"Loved everything in this place. Staff super friendly, clean rooms, quiet."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Deep Ellum Hostel
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel
4.5 out of 5
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX
The price is £179 per night

Located in Downtown Dallas, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Reunion Tower, and Dealey Plaza. Sixth Floor ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (6,761 reviews)

"This property was nice the staff was very attentive the lobby was clean they have free Wi-Fi in all together was a great stay"…"

Reviewed on 17 May 2020

Omni Dallas Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
3 out of 5
2451 E Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX
Free cancellation
The price is £61 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Six Flags Over Texas, Globe Life Park in Arlington and Arlington Convention Center. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (499 reviews)

"This property is very nice and kept up well. I really Enjoied the friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 16 May 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Arlington Entertainment District
Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
4 out of 5
1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX
The price is £95 per night

Located in the heart of Farmers Branch, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Irving Convention Center, Toyota Music Factory and Galleria Dallas. Grapevine Mills ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,081 reviews)

"The hotel was beautiful, the room was perfect, the pool was nice, the staff was totally supportive."…"

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2020

Omni Dallas Hotel at Park West
Hyatt Regency DFW
Hyatt Regency DFW
4 out of 5
2334 North International Parkway, Dallas, TX
The price is £94 per night

Situated in Dallas, this golf hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Bear Creek Golf Club, C.R. Smith Aviation Museum and Grapevine Mills Mall. Legoland Discovery Center ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,895 reviews)

"Friendly and helpful staff. Room was large and clean. Only one minor complaint, as with most hotels pillows were not great. They seemed soft but soon flattened out and became uncomfortable. Overall an excellent hotel."…"

Reviewed on 7 May 2020

Hyatt Regency DFW
Courtyard By Marriott Dallas DFW Airport North/Irving
Courtyard By Marriott Dallas DFW Airport North/Irving
3 out of 5
4949 Regent Blvd, Irving, TX
The price is £72 per night

Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of MacArthur Park, Legoland Discovery Center, and SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. Grapevine ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,152 reviews)

"Friendly staff very clean shuttle to an from airport"…"

Reviewed on 19 May 2020

Courtyard By Marriott Dallas DFW Airport North/Irving

Popular places to visit in Deep Ellum

AT&T Stadium
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AT&T Stadium

4/5(7 reviews)

Relax and enjoy the atmosphere as you watch the Dallas Cowboys in their stunning stadium, one of the largest in the NFL.

American Airlines Center
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American Airlines Center

Catch an event at American Airlines Center during your trip to Oak Lawn.Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and fascinating museums in this vibrant area.

Six Flags Over Texas
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Six Flags Over Texas

5/5(2 reviews)

Get your adrenalin pumping at this theme park, home to the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Texas.

Dallas World Aquarium
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Dallas World Aquarium

There is more to this aquarium than fish; explore a South American rain forest, learn about Mayan culture and watch birds and animals under a leafy canopy.

Galleria Dallas
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Galleria Dallas

4/5(5 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Galleria Dallas, a favourite shopping spot in Dallas. Discover the top-notch restaurants and lively festivals in this vibrant area.

Reunion Tower
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Reunion Tower

5/5(5 reviews)

The easily recognizable Dallas landmark dubbed “God’s golf ball” offers world-class dining and incredible city views. 

Top things to do in Deep Ellum

Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission Tickets
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Dallas Reunion Tower Observation Deck Admission Tickets

88% of travellers recommend
£16
Per adult
JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum
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JFK Assassination Tour Ending at Sixth Floor Museum

92% of travellers recommend
£21
Per adult
Tacos & Margaritas Tour of Dallas
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Tacos & Margaritas Tour of Dallas

84% of travellers recommend
£53
Per adult
Dallas Food and Culture Tour
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Dallas Food and Culture Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£29
Per adult
Dallas Haunted Pub Tour
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Dallas Haunted Pub Tour

92% of travellers recommend
£22
Per adult
JFK Assassination Tour
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JFK Assassination Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£41
Per adult

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