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“Well worth a visit.”

The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository
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$16.00*
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Admission to 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 June 9, 2014

Anyone will find the museum and Dealey Plaza an experience. However, if you remember where you were on that fateful day in November 1963, you will be enriched by the details in the museum and a stroll around the Plaza. The old television coverage that was presented brought back somber memories. The museum tour is done by a "headset" that serves as you guide. You can pause your tour or repeat information at any time. It is important to plan for a multi-hour walk around Dealey Plaza and the museum but, of course, you have the option of shortening the museum tour at any time.

Thank landsman
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a few hours to spare before traveling home yesterday and were able to walk to this museum. Definitely buy your tickets online ahead of time, we waited in line 30 minutes to buy ours while all those with tickets pre-printed walked ahead. The museum was fairly crowded when we got there but not to the point where we couldn't see the exhibits. The pictures were great, and having the audio tour allowed you to hear the emotions from those that witnessed the assassination, definitely a moving aspect to the experience.

Thank Shannon M
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

to visit the actual places i have read about for fifty years was a wonderful experience,albeit a sad one,one of the best museums i have seen

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you visit Dallas, DEFINITELY take the time to see this. I was in tears a couple of times. It seems a little expensive but is worth every penny to see "in person" the sites we've seen on TV so many times. The most moving part for me was the re-creation of Oswald's "perch" where the boxes are stacked as they were found that day, and to look out the window and realize "That's where it really happened." My husband and I were small children when JFK was shot but still remember the day clearly...our college-age son got interested in it with all the 50th-anniversary commemorations last November, and he was fascinated too. The audio tour ties everything together very well. Definitely a must-see.

Thank DRUMLINEMOM13
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

This bought all the books, tv documentaries, movies and stories together so well. Yes, it can be crowded (it's popular), I'd say it's not really for kids actually either, but it's well done, logically laid out and was as good as you would see anywhere. I especially enjoyed the FBI. model of the scene, and the shooting position and detail on the search to find evidence throughout the warehouse that day. Recommended and enjoyable, and I suggest you buy tickets online to avoid the queue. Enjoy this educational presentation.

Thank ca920
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