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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
214-747-6660
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Ranked #4 of 146 attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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... more » 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. « less
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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

They say that a location can't be made sacred by declaration, and that that quality comes inherently from elsewhere. So you might find the 6th Floor Museum and area, perhaps inhabited by something other than what can be described by the simple outward appearance or the $5 admission fee. Sure, the Museum is a wonderful walk back in time, a... More

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Visalia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Can't leave Dallas without seeing this historic place. The kids even liked it. The only con was being approached outside the building by men selling crap!

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We spent the afternoon here on the first day of our vacation in Dallas. It was extremely information while keeping the attention of everyone in my family (including a 10 and 16 year old). Well worth the price of admission.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Many details of that fateful day in 1963! I was a very small child at that time, have always been interested in the history of this event. Heart wrenching seeing the out pour of Love from other countries! Also seeing a family in mourning as well as our country!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If your visiting The Big D and in the downtown area you might as well stop in and check out the Museum. I have my own opinion on the matter but the tour is informative nonetheless. We spent about 1 hour in the Museum and that was plenty of time for us to soak up all the info on what... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The site where President Kennedy was gunned down is a tourist destination. That may seem distasteful, but it's the truth. That said, the Sixth Floor Exhibit honors the life of a man whose soaring rhetoric inspired a nation and whose policies left an indelible imprint on our country. There is ample information about the assassination from photos, newspaper stories and... More

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bravestrong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A Dallas native, I was in middle school on the day a tragedy by a screwed up killer needlessly disgraced by native city for decades. Fearing paying entry fee to this museum would only further disgrace Dallas, it took me 35 years to visit, and only then when lured by a special travelling exhibit (which they routinely rotate). I expected... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My brother and Iwere on the last leg of our journey thrughTexas, having already visited Houston, Galveston, San Antonio and Austin. We booked this museum before leaving the UK. As luck would have it, the first Tueday of every month, will save you a few dollars which was great. Included in the price is an audio guiide. This supplements and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is a must if you visit Dallas. The exhibits will take you back in time. The staff is very nice and atmosphere friendly. Parking is not an issue at all and the admission fee is somewhat low. Be sure to check their website for special events and discounts.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Self-guided tour, expect to be there AT LEAST two hours. We arrived approximately one hour before close and had to skip a couple things. Very insightful and emotional at times. Certainly something to experience. It's great to be able to head outside after the tour and reflect. Running into a conspiracy theorist outside is highly likely.

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