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“An amazing audio tour.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository

The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository
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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Ranked #2 of 229 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.
Essex
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“An amazing audio tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

First of all I really enjoyed my stay in Dallas and along with the Perot museum this was my highlight. Upon arriving at the location it was all kind of surreal, everyone knows the tragedy of that day in question and being there was quite overwhelming even for a tourist from England.

Entering the building you take a lift upto the famous floor where you are giving the choice of using the audio device to go round from the first point onwards around the floor. The audio tour is very similar to Alcatraz's tour which is also outstanding. The audio tour allowed me to take in all the events surrounding that fateful day, from the moment Kennedy was made president to the conspiracies surrounding his assassination. The whole tour I think lasted about 90 minutes but can be made longer with additional sub points throughout.

This is a fascinating experience and i highly recommend this to be the no.1 priority for a tourist visiting Dallas.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Informative and unbiased”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Really interesting place to visit. The audio tour and pictures around the rooms helped you understand what is thought to have happened, and also gives you an insight into the political environment at the time.

The best part was that the information doesn't try to convince you about what actually happened, it leaves you to come to your own conclusions.

The only downside to the tour is that other than a few boxes in the corner, and the fact that you can view where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly took the fatal shot, there is nothing about the building that is relevant - the pictures and story could be presented anywhere. However, a small moan - overall a great place to visit.

Visited February 2013
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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“must go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

What can you say about this other than you must go. Especially interesting for someone my age (born in 1946) but a must for any age. The exhibits take you through and set the stage for the politics and culture at the time, and then lead you through events leading up to that day. Then it meticulously leads you through the entire day of November 22, 1963, following up with the aftermath of the assassination. There is a solemn, respectful air in the museum, but this is a can't miss attraction and one that every citizen should see. One quick tip: don't fall for the expensive parking leading up to the museum, drive just past it to the west and you can park for $4-5 for the entire day.

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Tyler, Texas
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“Houses Some Interesting History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

They have many displays in the museum about the days near the time of the JFK assassination. You can actually see the spot where Oswald laid in wait for the President. I found it interesting and somber.

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“Superb Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

From start to finish, this was excellent. Well worth a visit and great value. Leave plenty of time to make your way through - fascinating and brilliantly presented and laid out.

Visited January 2013
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