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“Museum of our National Tragedy”

The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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JFK Assassination and Museum Tour in Dallas
Ranked #2 of 248 things to do in Dallas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located on the sixth floor of the Dallas County Administration Building (formerly the Texas School Book Depository) from which Oswald fired those infamous shots, this historic exhibition chronicles the life, times, assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. Online ticketing is now available through our website.
Reviewed July 31, 2011

This museum is a fine attempt to depict the nation's optimistic spirit during JFK's presidency, and the outpouring of shock and grief when it ended so cruelly and suddenly.
There is a great deal of information to take in, but you can also use the FREE audio tour provided. There are also 2 gift shops (I was impressed you could buy a CD of Camelot) and a decent cafe across the street.
Leave time to walk around outside. There are two 'X's in the road where the bullets hit. Now I'm absolutely clear about what and where the 'grassy knoll' is!

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Glad that we went...loved the audio tour and it was a fitting tribute to President Kennedy. AAA gets you $2 off per ticket which helped ease the crunch on the wallet...glad we went and it was a somewhat emotional event for my mom who recalls the day this tragedy happened. Don't miss it!

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We went quite late on a Sunday afternoon and the museum was very busy. The audio tour is great but the problem was the short videos on display throughout the museum. Quite a crowd gathers around to watch which often hinders access to the information panels around it so we missed a bit of info cause of this. No photos allowed in the museum - not sure why.

On a side note, was horrified to see people waiting for gaps in the traffic so they could lie next to the X marks on Elm to have their photo taken - plain stupid! When we were leaving we took this street and had to slow down while some teenagers got up and moved off the street - take care if you are driving by.

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Reviewed July 26, 2011

I am a history fan, so this museum was a must. The audio tour (included in price) is nice and has voices from people who were a part of this historical event. But the panels provide much more information than what is spoken. Price is a little high, $20 for adults, but there are coupons available to help if you do some searching in the local travel magazines. The special exhibit area is a little lacking and I'm sure with time, they will get more information up there. There is no photography allowed inside the museum.

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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Sometimes I feel that museums are overpriced and not worth the cost. This was not the case at the sixth floor museum. The audio tour that was included in the price of admission was relevant and informative. The museum was very busy on a Tuesday morning in July.

Thank 1brent
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