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Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District

500 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
214 571 1000
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Ranked #13 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: The site includes the former Texas School Book Depository and Dealey Plaza, two of the sights forever associated with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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St. Louis
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

You Don't have to be a history buff. This is part of every American. Go...you will be surprised at how much you don't really know.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Walk right to the grassy knoll and see where Kennedy's car passed....There is an X on the road where he got shot....Very moving experience as I was in 10th grade when all this happened and never thought I would be there in my lifetime to see all this....Highly recommended...

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Honolulu
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you are in Dallas and an American under the age of 50 maybe you should go see this. It was a different time, when a president would ride in an open convertible within feet of the masses. SOmber and chilling relieve this piece of grim American History, up close and personal. The road is marked with "x" where the... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Almost gave me the eerie feeling that WTC did when I first visited the cleared out area of WTC. You can not tke a camera in to Kennedy's museum.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I've been here 3 times over the last 25 years and the museum keeps getting better and better. The new addition to accommodate the ticket area was particularly well done.

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Austin, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was chilling to stand on the grassy knoll and imagine what it was like in 1963 to see JFK go by w/ Jackie..and then suddenly see him killed.. a solemn experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was in the second grade in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. It was a terrible time in our history. Visiting this area so many years later still brings on a sober note. There is even a white X on the pavement where the first shots were fired.

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Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

the grounds were well kept and all but the vendors selling fake newspapers were on every corner harassing anyone that passed, some more than once. I don't appreciate being tracked down and begged for money.. but other than that, great photo ops and it was well preserved!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Did the tour by bus. Very informative and it went into the little details that you usually don't get. We enjoyed it although our youngest wasn't that interested. The local selling news clippings and giving his sidewalk talk was worth the $10 I gave him.

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Horizon City, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is a wonderful experience to go back in time and re-live one of the most tragic events in American history. Standing on the grassy knoll, we were surprised by how small that area actually is/was. The trees are mature, now, but not much else has changed since that fateful November day in 1963.

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