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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: +1 214-571-1000
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The site includes the former Texas School Book Depository and Dealey Plaza,...

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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Dealey Plaza

A piece of history that you must see if in Dallas. It's surreal to stand and experience where such a tragic event occurred.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A piece of history that you must see if in Dallas. It's surreal to stand and experience where such a tragic event occurred.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A living landmark. Everyday life still happens here as if nothing ever happened. The museum sells out early, so plan ahead to make a day of it.

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Clifton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a somber stop, leaves you feeling very sad, but a mandatory visit. Looks just like it did in 1963.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our 3 young boys to see and try to explain a bit of what happened to President Kennedy. The whole place felt very sad to me, but very necessary to visit. FYI - Lots of crazies trying to get a selfie on the X in the street where the sad event happened. Very nerve-wracking. Also, you may want... More 

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Halstead, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice stop, although I would advise people to avoid the guys milling around trying to sell you a newspaper or explain things. They're VERY pushy.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was familiar even though we had never been here before since we lived through the day of Kennedy’s death.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stumbled on it. If you're into history, do it. Lot more to see in the immediate area. I would go back to spend more time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right where JFK was shot. People really should not play chicken with the traffic however to get a photo on the road...

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Ocean City, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked a few blocks from hotel to Dealey Plaza. Being there where JFK was shot was eerie, but not very solemn. Conspiracy theorists and wanna-be tour guides prevalent. Memorial is dirty and rather unkempt. Hoped for more...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I give this 4 stars because of the historical significance of this place, however the Plaza and grassy knoll area is very underwhelming when you see it in person. It is a lot smaller than I expected after seeing it on TV and in documentaries. I'm glad I saw it but no need to go back.

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