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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 #12 of 152 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

It was something to see the actual spot where President Kennedy was killed. It's free! Take it in along with the museum. After seeing it on TV a number of times, it was interesting.

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Chardon
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

If you were alive in 1963 to remember the time when you heard that JFK had been assassinated,this is a place to visit. Even if you weren't around then, it is still a story that will never be forgotten, it is part of our American history. The museum has good exhibits and helps to put it more into perspective. There... More

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Lander, Wyoming
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Thankfully it looks just the way it did on TV, only better. Visit the museum first, then wander the plaza. Very clear exhibits that summarize the time and circumstances. The sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository is a museum using modern audio systems to explain the time from JFK's election to death. It presents a balanced perspective of... More

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Boston, MA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

X markes the two spots on the road where JFK was when the bullets hit. There is a plaque where Abe Zepgruder was standing when filming his home movie. He and his assistant was just feet away from the grassy knoll, where nobody was firing any guns from! Area hasn't changed a lot since 1963, but Elm is a main... More

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Nashville, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Awesome place to visit to see where JFK was killed while he was president. Tragic experience that is a must when visiting Dallas.

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fort lee , new jersey
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223 reviews 223 reviews
56 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was just as if what I saw on TV so many times came to life: the grassy knoll, the motorcade route, x's mark the spot where the bullets hit on the road. Just so moving.

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owings mills, md
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Lots of History, glad we stopped to visit! We even got to see the JFK convertible while we were there. The museum tickets had already sold out :(

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Such an incredible tour awaits you here. So much significant information in one location. If you are 60+ you will almost relive the day of and days following the assasination of President Kennedy. Self guided tours are available as well as narrated tours. I did the self guided tour since I wanted to go at my own pace. Visiting the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

For 20 years I've been wanting to stand in the footsteps of the events that I've studied so carefully and drawn my own understandings and conclusions. I never expected it to fill me so completely with an electric overwhelming buzz. Its a quiet, SMALL, underpopulated and amazingly boring looking little - Median, really. Anywhere else in the world it would... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A lifetime of hearing about the JFK assassination does not prepare you for seeing the site in person...it was surreal and beautiful at the same time. The area has been maintained in pretty much the same way as it was on that day so when you are there and looking upon the grassy knoll for example, it is as you... More

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