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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
214-747-6660
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
92%
Ranked #3 of 156 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those infamous shots, this historic exhibition chronicles the life, times, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Online ticketing is now available through our website.
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Broadbeach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I found the museum quite interesting and the 75 minute guided trolley tour ($20) of the City was great.

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This exhibit is dark and dated and expensive. The wait to get tickets was long and you are herded into an elevator. There really just isn't much to see. Some of the photographs are wonderful. There is an irritating radio loop of the first report of the shooting that runs again and again. You can't escape it. This museum needs... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It was incredible to be where that tragic and most historical event occured. I was fascinated to see it all, and thought the museum layed out the time line very well.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

While I was not born when JFK was shot, it is a part of all of us and has always had my interest. This museum will not dissapoint. The audio tour was a new experience for me. Being there on my own made it a very personal experience and allowed me to move through and explore at my own pace,... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for history buffs. A lot of pictures, very detailed video, everything is very well organized. It's definitely worth the price if you are interested in history. You can easily spend 2-3 hours in this museum. It's certainly a must see in Dallas.

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Kalispell, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Too many people. Don't know when is the best time to go, but way too many people when we went. Missed most of the exhibits becasue of the crowds.

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Jindabyne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I found this museum to be better than expected and they have really done a great job with the presentation. The audio guide is very easy to use and a lot of information. An amazing part of history. So glad I went!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I recently payed a visit to the sixth floor museum, and was very impressed. The museum is very well laid out, and very informative. It guides you through JFKs life and the events leading up and after his assassination. It is all done very well, and in good taste. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I am a little bit of a history buff and although this tragedy happened before I was born, I have read so many things about it, as probably all of America has. I thought the museum was great. I liked that you could stop your audio portion at any time and enjoy the museum's exhibits at your own pace. I... More

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

One of my earliest memories is asking my mother, who was watching her "story" (As the World Turns), why was she crying. I was 4 years old. That date in American history is very well described and visually shown at this impressive museum. The free audio tour is clear and interesting. The view from the window down on Dealey Plaza... More

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