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The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository
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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 January 30, 2013

This was such an informative tour that was very thorough and thought provoking. It was amazing to see first hand where such a tragic history occurred.

Thank TravelChick925
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was well worth the time spent there. The individual headset with audio narration was priceless. We were on a tight schedule so couldn't spend as much time as we would have liked. This is a great history lesson and a must see if you have school-aged children with you.

We have also been to the JFK Library in Massachusetts and found this to be just as interesting and informational.

Thank CookieAvilaCurrier
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I think the entry ticket price is high for what they have to display in the museum – no original artifacts. But the placards, movies and window from which the shot was fired leave you with unforgettable memories.

1  Thank Travelllholic
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

All visitors seemed to be just as affected as we were. It was informative and really made it feel like you were back in time.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

One thing I have always found to be great about the United States is that while the country does not have as long a history as many others, they certainly make the most of what history they do have.

This attraction is no exception - the entry fee is very reasonable and the exhibit, which takes about two hours to do properly, is so detailed and so comprehensive as to tell the entire story of the lead up, the event and the aftermath well. The museum uses a mixture of physical exhibits, picture and text cards, audio recordings and videos to all but put you there. It is engaging, of appropriate tone and highly educational, especially to a non American like me.

I hugely enjoyed this, it's one of the best things to do in downtown and if you're here for more than a day - I highly recommend it.

As an aside - while you cannot look out of the window used by Lee Harvey Oswald itself, you can look out of one next to it and the thought of what happened here is quite a sobering one.

A great attraction.

1  Thank Pete J
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