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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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Oakville Ontario
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I have waited many years to go to the 6th floor Museum and finally went there in April this year. Although it was informative I have three major comments (1) The location and information is very slanted to the Oswald being the only shooter theory that was laid out by the Government (2) I expected to see more items to... More

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

When you look through the window where Oswald's perch was and the angle of the shot on a moving target, you can't help but question the findings of the Warren Commission. It was an impossible shot given the rifle Oswald used and the skill he had as a marksman. The museum visit is a must for anyone who has studied... More

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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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