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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
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Address: Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent...

This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.

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Nicely located

Very close to Red Museum, Dealey Plaza, Reunion Tower, and the West End. Frequent place for rallies.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
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Monroe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

we came outside after the book depository museum . we can see the "X" wherer Kennedy was shot and see a part of history. This also has the route the motorcade drove that you can see and walk

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Oakland, ME
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Very close to Red Museum, Dealey Plaza, Reunion Tower, and the West End. Frequent place for rallies.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

All visitors have an audio guide which makes the displays come to life. Youth guides are also available. Very thought-provoking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

For anyone interested in the life and death of JFK, this is a must, together with the museum. Lovely just to walk about and soak in the atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Hey, it's Dealey Plaza. There's an X on the street where Kennedy was shot, and it's in perfect line with the Book Depository. There were a few conspiracy theorists selling (conspiracy) memorabilia - even one guy saying he was there, but I suppose these guys need to make a living on the tourist trade. I enjoyed the experience.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Have visited JFK Plaza on several occasions. It will always be a tragic event that occurred here and should never be forgotten. While there could be more details throughout the plaza, it gives enough info to show the hurt this city endured for a nation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We were visiting Dallas for the day and decided we had to stop and visit the JFK Memorial. What a terrific museum and beautiful memorial structure. Was awesome to take my daughter and share the history. Highly recommend if you are nearby!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Dealey Plaza and the Sixth floor museum are fabulous. The Kennedy Memorial was just, as the pictures show, a symbolic empty room that takes about 5 minutes to see. Unfortunately is was a little dirty and undermaintained when we visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

By standing outside and reading the different sign that depict who was where on the day of the shooting, it almost feels like you were right there. Take a little extra time to walk all around and read. Nice place for photos.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Really just an ancillary spot on the Sixth Floor Museum tour. But still important and worth stopping by.

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