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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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Very interesting to see, even if you skip the Book Depository Museum (which has long lines). Though the trees are a lot bigger now then they were in 1963, you still get the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to see, even if you skip the Book Depository Museum (which has long lines). Though the trees are a lot bigger now then they were in 1963, you still get the feeling of what it must have been like. Everything else is exactly the same.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Taking a walking Dealey Plaza is very enjoyable. Take few pics, enjoy the fountains and watch the Segway tours go by. Just a relaxing area all in all.

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Weare, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The first memory I have of life is November 22, 1963. My mom ironing while watching television. Crying. No, wailing! The sobbing on the telephone. Me clinging to her leg to try to comfort her. My feeling of helplessness as I couldn't console her. For this reason, the events of that day have always had an exceptionally strong resonance in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I used to work downtown Dallas and going by Dealey Plaza was just a daily occurrence. However the older I get the more I can appreciate and understand the significance of tourist coming to downtown Dallas and wanting to see a place where a significant historical evert took place. The area is well maintained for the tourist and is is... More 

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Hicksville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For anyone who has ever sat in an American History class, Dealey Plaza is a must see. I would suspect that almost everyone has seen or at least heard of The Texas School Book Depository, The Grass Knoll, The Zapruder Film, and the Magic Bullet. Here at Dealey Plaza this history comes alive. There are plaques to describe what you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped on a whim and are glad we did! While Dealey Plaza is still very much a working street, there is such a sense of history. It definitely takes you back to that fateful day. Make sure and visit the Sixth Floor Museum but wTch out for the solicitors in the area.

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Essex England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Worth a visit if just to stand on the grassy knoll. Two X mark the spot where the shots hit the target. Only marred by people jumping into traffic to be photographed pointing at the x marks. Disrespectful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very well presented - best to purchase tickets online as you are allowed entrance first before the people who are waiting to purchase tickets - arrive early or near to opening times if you need to purchase tickets as they only allow so many people in at one time. there could be a wait at certain periods throughout the day.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Beware of all the people at the site. They will just start talking--giving facts and other information They expect to be compensated. It was interesting. Enjoyed seeing it first hand.

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Saint John, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

November 22, 1963 was one of the most horrible days in the history of the United States of America. Standing in Dealey Plaza and looking down onto the street below you can just see the motorcade passing by with the President and Jackie in the car. Reliving the past is so powerful and so unbelievable to think it all took... More 

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