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Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District

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Neighborhood: Downtown Dallas
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Address: 500 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202-3521
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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Hallowed Ground

I did a quick 15 min stop to pay my respects to JFK, Officer Tippit, and those affected by the the events of 1963. There's a solemn yet haunting feeling to this small patch of... read more

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I did a quick 15 min stop to pay my respects to JFK, Officer Tippit, and those affected by the the events of 1963. There's a solemn yet haunting feeling to this small patch of Dallas. Knowing that an American president was assassinated in this spot, sent shivers down my spine when I was here. A devastating event witnessed and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see for the history, however, Dallas could be doing a better job of keeping the area clean and clear of homeless people. Parking is always frustrating.

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dealy Plaza is a visit full of history. It was interesting and well-kept. The sites are well marked and easy to find. We enjoyed our visit.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is must after you visit the museum. You will know a bit more about the tragic events that took place here. The plaza is well preserved and it will take you back in time.

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Cortland, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you know the history you can feel the significance of the site. If you don't there are plenty of informational sites and pamphlets nearby.

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Burkburnett, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was kind of eerie walking around this area, watching a homeless guy sleep on a bench nearby, and then get caught up by a pushy guy selling reproductions of the newspaper the day JFK was shot. It just seemed so lost in the modern world around it, consumed by reality.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As this is opposite the JFK museum, you will want to visit it, but frankly the Museum is the main attraction

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Hiawatha, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a piece of American history. Seeing the plaza in person after the museum helped to clarify and resolve questions that we had. Definitely recommend doing the plaza after the 6th floor museum.

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New Braunfels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No visit to downtown Dallas would be complete without a visit to Dealey Plaza, not just to see the wonderful plaza, but to image the events that happened here. Very interesting visit.

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Coleman, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here before, but it's still a historic and tragic site. Interesting to relive the events that took place here.

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