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“Nice spot in the sunshine”

John F. Kennedy Memorial
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice spot in the sunshine”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Some reviews are confusing this outdoor Memorial Park with the Kennedy Museum which is on the Main Street of Hyannis. This is a pleasant mini park nicely landscaped, with a memorial wall and face sculpture of Kennedy, with a little fountain, and with a wide view over the water/boats/shoreline etc. We visited on a lovely sunny day and enjoyed spending a quiet 15 minutes there. It's not far from the Kalmus Beach at Hyannis. If the weather isn't good, I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to see this. But if in the area, it's a pleasant spot to stop.

Visited October 2013
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san antonio, texas
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“disappointing”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Considering this was JFK's stomping grounds, this memorial was disappointing. In fact, we thought the Korean War Memorial right next to it was more impressive.

Visited October 2013
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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“Peace and Tranquility”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

It was a fall Thursday afternoon around noon when we stopped to mostly relax from our two hour ride from home to visit nearby friends. Only two other cars in the parking lot just down the street from the ferry landing and the short walk to the stone memorial was quiet and peaceful. The view overlooking the adjacent beach and bay with the boats at anchor just offshore was a pleasant break. We did not avail ourselves of the "museum" features and just decided to sit and relax and reflect on the scenic splendor of the memorial and the wonderful water views. It was a nice break.

Visited October 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Tranquil memorial”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I visited the John F. Kennedy memorial during my recent bus trip to Boston. The Kennedy years were before my time but I am a history buff & took some time to check out the plaque & reflect. The fountain added to the peaceful setting in a beautiful park by the beach.

Visited August 2013
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New Phila., OHio
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“Underwhelming”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

The memorial is merely a bronze plaque in a stone wall, however, it is situated in a park with a beautiful view of the harbor.

Visited September 2013
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