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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
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Ranked #6 of 253 things to do in Dallas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of Texas’ most visited historic sites, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the life, death and legacy of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum is in the former Texas School Book Depository building, where evidence of a sniper was found after the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Much of the exhibit space looks as it appeared in the 1960s. Highlights include a sniper’s perch, the FBI model used by the Warren Commission, an original teletype machine that first transmitted news of the president’s death, Oswald’s wedding ring, historic films, photos and more. An interactive display overlooks Dealey Plaza. Admission includes an audio guide, available in eight languages including ASL. The museum is open daily in 2018 except Christmas. Timed tickets can be purchased in advance at jfk.org.
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I'm not if some people would not find this exhibit a bit morbid and it's not for everyone, but if you are a history buff then I would highly recommend this museum. I went three times before the line was short enough I decided to venture forth. This is a very popular spot in a very high tourist area of Dallas. It's very easy to walk to or street car,cab or drive and park. The tour only takes an hour or so, but you can stretch it out if you watch everything. It still leaves you with a few questions but it covers pretty much everything there is to cover on that horrible day in November. As well as what was happening before and after. I remember seeing most of the images over and over again as a child and there are many new ones I have never seen. The taped guided tour is very well laid out, and you get a sense of how everything actually happened that day from a few different perspectives. It takes you back to a place and time that changed America forever. Even though there are plenty of people around you it is a very chilling experience. Well worth the time and $16.00 if you are an adult. There are senior and student discounts.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

As a non-US resident, my knowledge of the whole JFK period is very scratchy. The museum proved quite wide ranging in terms of dealing with JFK's background and legacy, as well as the inevitable focus on his death. My overall feeling was one of personal empathy with his immediate family, and the inmense tragedy that swamped their lives so suddenly and completely. Poignant and sad.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I took some time on a business trip to go through this museum. I wished I had more time to spend there. Its a self guided tour with audio to listen to so you can go at your own pace but hear the narrative. It does such a good job of presenting a sense of the times; the challenges the nation faced at the time of JFK's assasination. To see the spot where Oswald stood and waited for the motorcade was eerie.
The tour was reasonably priced - $16. The gift shop had a nice variety of things and was also reasonably priced.

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Reviewed May 10, 2013

I live in Dallas and went inside for the first time this week. It was a very interactive exhibit and I highly recommend the audio tour. It has interviews and sounds from the fateful day.
Yu can look out the window next to where the shooter was perched. There are many interesting pieces of info and the whole story leading up to that day is interesting.

The best days to go are not weekends and you can park in back...very close.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Great place to visit a lot of history, on the Assassination of JFK very interesting place and a lot to see around the famous snipers nest and walk around and good memorabilia to get on the conspiricy

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