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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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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

If you are a history buff or just interested in learning more about the JFK era, this is a great little place to visit. The Plaza is right across for the musuem so you can take picutres and get a little piece of history at the same time.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Dallas has done a good thing by keeping this area unchanged from November 1963. 50 years later people are still interested in this historic site. The loss in the air is palpable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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18 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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265 helpful votes 265 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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5 helpful votes 5 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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