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“Not really special but a place of reflection” 3 of 5 stars
Review of John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202 (Downtown Dallas)
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Ranked #48 of 115 Attractions in Dallas
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
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“Not really special but a place of reflection”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

The JFK Memorial is like others reported, nothing special. It is a concrete structure with a granite stone with JFK's name engraved in it. It is however a place to reflect on the past as you walk the streets in Dallas.

Visited November 2012
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Flower Mound, Texas
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“the second place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

after going to the Texas school book depositary visting the 9th floor this is the next place to tour, it is just a few easy walking blocks away.
Still helps the somber mood in check.

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Dallas, Texas
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“A Place for Contemplation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

As another reviewer said, this is a place that is not to everyone's taste. The modern visitor will be seeing a structure that now seems dated in comparison to more recent monuments. This particular monument was designed by Philip Johnson who was a friend of the Kennedy family and a famous architect of the time. Jacqueline Kennedy approved the design.

It is intentionally low-key and intended as a place of reflection that is meant to isolate visitors from the distractions of the city while contemplating the life of John F. Kennedy - not how he died.

Most Dallasites prefer to forget those events (beyond honoring JFK) and the fact that an unbalanced traitor took the life of a president during a parade in their city.

Visited September 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A time in history!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Well should i?or shoul'dnt i go?It was a very hot sunday morning im so glad i did!!.Ive seen the movies and the endless documentaries about that terrible day in American history.The location was very easy to find for someone outta town,the parking was to.I thought(very wrongly)it was gonna be over commercialised but to my great surprise the actual area wasn't. There i was smack bang in the middle of were JFK was assassinated,it bought all those movies and endless documentaries to life.Do i believe all the conspiracy theories?well my mind was made up on that moving couple of hours,should you go? well quite simply yes!!!! It was informative,enjoyable,a time just to ponder "why and how did it happen?"If you know anyone going to the area make sure they put it on there list of things to do!! In fact put it on your list of things to do before you die i was that moved and impressed with the area.Go it will kinda make up your mind about who was telling the truth or at least who was lying!! Try going on sunday morning it was real quiet.

Visited August 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“JFK memorial, the grassy knoll & the 6th floor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

It is a good visit if you're interested in the JFK And the shootings. We didn't go to The Sixth floor museum as it was $16 per person. We walked around downtown.

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