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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: 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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Interesting but that's it

If you are certainly walk over to the Grassy Knoll. Unfortunately there were several barkers talking up conspiracy theories....its really just a monument.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
moongirl
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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are certainly walk over to the Grassy Knoll. Unfortunately there were several barkers talking up conspiracy theories....its really just a monument.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think I would look at this after doing the Sixth Floor Museum. I did it in the reverse order and would have gotten far more out of it doing it in the reverse after learning the history a bit more. There are some interesting plaques to read and you can see the 'X's on the road, but you really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice landmark for you history geeks. Very nicely done. Their are other historical landmarks right near hear. Including Kennedy tribute.

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Rodeo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much else to do but watch the car drive by. Not a whole lot to say it is just outside the 6th floor museum and you can not miss it.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Why come to the city of Dallas and not take time to drive past Dealey Plaza? While I admit to just driving past, every time I do it makes me reflect. Worth seeing (but beware that the drive will lead you onto a highway).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I quit enjoyed this self tour. It was really hot but the area was empty if you go early in the morning to take your pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Look for the 2 X s on the street that mark the exact location that JFK was shot as his car travelled down Elm street. Look back at the building where Oswald shot from and then over tot he grassy knoll and you can even go behind the picket fence to look at that view

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's really the only "Historic Landmark" I've been to that involved a death so I can't compare it any others but I did appreciate the experience of walking through the area, seeing the key spots that I had previously only seen in the Zapruder film, and then driving it afterwards.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place of historical significance is tastefully signposted. The site has not changed very much in over 50 years so that was amazing. My only gripe...the touts trying to sell readily available info. However they were polite and accepted our 'No thanks' politely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with my 9 yr old son this summer. He enjoyed walking around and listening to the tour on the headphones. We got there right at 5 because of travel.... make sure you have at least 1.5 hours or you will be rushed.

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