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Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District

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Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
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Address: 500 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: 214 571 1000
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Description: The site includes the former Texas School Book Depository and Dealey...
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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Dallas Landmark

Couldn't go to Dallas without a stop here. To see where the motorcade passed, where Zapruder stood, the infamous grassy knoll, and the white tape indicating where the shots hit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Couldn't go to Dallas without a stop here. To see where the motorcade passed, where Zapruder stood, the infamous grassy knoll, and the white tape indicating where the shots hit Kennedy instilled a feeling of reverence and also sadness. To think it all happened so long ago yet it still holds such a fascination for so many. By the grassy... More 

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Huntington, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of those iconic American sites that every American, certainly our children, should visit. The area still strongly resembles the day when JFK was killed. The Book Depository (now a government bldg) has been preserved...sort of, and the grassy knoll elicits all sorts of thoughts and images of what might have been. The hawkers selling CD's, copies of... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you are even remotely interested in modern American politics and history, this is a must visit. You will immediately recognize the location if you have seen documentaries about JFK's assassination. Standing in exactly the same spot were Abraham Zapruder shot his film feels eerie. If you go behind the picket fence at the top of the Grassy Knoll, you... More 

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Had a young man that told us stories of what took place in 1963. Gave him a few dollars for things he has learned about JFK.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Not that I was around in '63, but they have tried their best to maintain the area and keep it as lose as it was to the day of the Kennedy Assassination. The central statue is that of George Dealey who was an influential publisher, but now the spot is World famous for something else. It serves as a solemn... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is where the Grassy knoll is. It is a must visit on the way to or from the Book Depository Museum.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is great stop. It does not take long to hit this spot up. It provides tons of history in a short time....It's a nice stop on a pretty day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

You should do the museum first, otherwise it doesn't mean that much. Reliving the scene of the shooting and the theoretical areas he was shot from was simply fascinating.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Dealey Plaza has always been on my 'must do' list and I wasn't disappointed. Much. Ignoring the multitude of guys selling newspapers and guided tours (To be frank, they were all very polite) and the significant number of people having their picture taken in the middle of the road, something I personally felt was rather distasteful, the site is well... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Loved sering the grass knoll and taking a tour of the 6th floor school book depository museum. Great for the entire family!

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