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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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Belmont, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

In going to Dallas, I had thought I wouldn't want to visit Dealey Plaza as I remember the JFK assassination almost as if it had happened yesterday. But we found ourselves right there upon exiting the Old Red Museum so spent some time exploring the key points of interest in that area. Fortunately, this is not a tourist trap. It... More

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Irvine, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This and the sixth floor museum are about five minute walk from the hotel.This is the location where JFK was shot. Very busy location. allow about two hours here.

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Ohio
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I did not really want to go to Dealey Plaza because of the emotional impact that horrible day has always had on me, but I have to admit that they did a good job of laying out both background and the events of that day in the museum. Using the provided audio device is important here I think. They do... More

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We drove the same road where JFK was shot and didn't even realize. It's not immediately recognizable, but once there you can visualize it. A neat experience, rich in history. I enjoyed seeing the area and reading about it. The only thing I didn't care for was the throngs of tourists running into the middle of the street to take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was well done although a bit erie to look out the window where Oswald shot Kennedy. The whole experience was one that my generation lived through and watched unfold on TV. They cover everything and really let you draw your own conclusions as to what really happened. This is a must see when in Dallas. The head sets make... More

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Orlando, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I know not everyone is a history buff and I wan not born when President Kennedy was assassinated, but I think this is one of those places you have to see. We all know the story of President Kennedy's assassination, but to be there and walk on the grassy knoll, see where the shots were fired. It is a surreal... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

if like me you are fascinated by the kennedy assassination, this is a must see place, you can stroll around the grassy knoll and even stand on the cross in the road were the first shot struck the president. there is also a museum in this district dedicated to the act.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been fascinated with JFK since I was a you boy. When my wife and I made a recent trip to Dallas, I had to go here. My wife is not a history buff, but she enjoyed the tour too. After reading about this spot and seeing the pictures and videos for years, it was really special to be... More

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NYC
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26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You have to walk around this site and take in what happened more than 50 years ago. It is chilling. It is a place of history and an great way to spend a few hours.

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A truly poignant site in both Dallas and world history, it would be impossible not to be moved by the thoughts of what happened that fateful day in November 1963. Toured the whole area, and also stood behind the picket fence, as well as talking to a local historian about the assassination. Have complete and utter contempt for those that... More

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