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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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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If your interested in the JFK assassination this is the place to go, had an interest in the the JFK assassination for going on 20 years now. Here you can see the grassy knoll, and the white picket fence and Texas school book depository all within 5 minutes walk of each other. Although the 6th floor museum toes the official... More

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Burleson, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Four of us were verbally assaulted by homeless man in the middle of the afternoon. It is a shame, it was very unsettling. We were just standing and talking about the historic scenes, and this tall homeless man forced himself on us, and eventually swore at us. For no reason.

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Zephyr, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have to say that the visit to Dealey Plaza and the museum were very sad but I think it is a landmark that everyone who visits Dallas should see. Dealey Plaza looks very much like it did on that horrible day in history and you can see the grassy knoll, the place where Zupreder filmed from, the relationship between... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is the monument where JFK got shot you can see the X that marks the spot of the shooting,a serene and sad place.Accross the road is the book depository that has been turned into a JFK museum which is also a must.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

You can quickly see it if you are in and around downtown Dallas. It's pretty incredible to think about what happened there and visualize all of it. There were several people set up trying to sell maps and CDs, etc. One of them had lots of information on the conspiracy theories surrounding the shooting. If you are downtown, this is... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lovely landmark, well maintained. Very interesting and has regular trolleys departing nearby offering historical tours. Well worth a visit even if you are not a JFK enthusiast.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I remember, as do most Americans living that day, November 22, 1963 like it was yesterday. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing. A very, very sad day. I've been to Dallas in 1970, but didn't go to Dealey Plaza. This time I went with my children and grandchildren. It was an experience to walk around... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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185 reviews 185 reviews
62 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited during late rush hour on Friday, you would think traffic is bad but down town traffic was light as most of the cars are moving away from downtown. The Plaza is well laid out to walk around and see where the 6th floor of the Book Depository is relative to where Kennedy was assassinated. There are well marked signs... More

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Paris, France
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Go to the museum, then go walk around the plaza. It makes it so much cooler and is a real immersive experience. Try not to get hit by a car while trying to take pictures on the shots-fired-Xs painted in the street.

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Washington
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There are many tour guides available and there were a few school groups when we visited. We listened to a couple tours and just tipped the tour guide for letting us lisen in.

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