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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 #11 of 151 attractions in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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.... more » 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. « less
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Please don't be the person who walks out into the middle of the road to pose for a picture on the 'X' marking the spot where the third and fatal shot hit Kennedy... instead, take time to reflect on what happened on this hallowed ground. Walk the grassy knoll - see the view a possible second gunman would have had... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed just walking around the area. It was eerie looking at the X painted on the street marking the spot where JFK was shot.

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Southwest Virginia
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157 reviews 157 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Dealey Plaza is beautiful and a significant piece of our history. The Plaza is well-cared for, landscaped, and simple to navigate. Signage is very informative and helpful as well. Truly a place that stands still in time!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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405 reviews 405 reviews
208 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Another place not to be missed a location that changed history for the worse but it's 50 years ago so?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Most "baby boomers" remember that day in November. Standing in the area where such a significant piece of history occurred was awesome. Was warned about the "experts" roaming around the plaza that are more than willing to tell you stories - for a fee. They were not bothersome, and accepted a no thank you.

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marietta, ga
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Being huge history buffs, my husband and I HAD to visit the historic "grassy knoll". We also HAD to drive around the block so that we could go the same route as the President's motorcade. Gave us a very eerie feeling seeing where X marked the spot.

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Stuart, FL
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I only did the outside part of this tour I didn't have time to tour "The 6th Floor" museum. This location was significant in history and has been reviewed in multiple television shows so it was interesting to see first hand. There are a couple plaques to read and see the distance involved.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum is housed in the actual Texas Schoolbook Depository and includes the area from which Oswald allegedly files shots. Exhibit is very educational and does not take a position on any of the several crime theories that are displayed and analyzed. Dealey Plaza itself is almost unchanged from the day of the assassination. An engrossing exhibit and very worthwhile,... More

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Abilene, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Dealey Plaza is basically still the same as it was 50 years ago. There are two "X"s in the street showing where Kennedy's car was for the first and second shot. There are plaques at certain places that signify important historical spots. Very educational.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a chilling and spare memorial area. The two X's on Elm Street that mark the first and second shot locations are riveting. Everyone has a picture in their head of that morning and that scene. I think there should be rails of some sort to prevent disrespectful tourists from posing in the middle of the street with a... More

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