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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 June 16, 2014

I'll start by saying I've never believed / did not believe in a conspiracy theory behind JFK's death. I never took a stance one way or the other.
This was the first time I've left a museum in the US and felt like it was propaganda.
The tribute to JFK's presidency and legacy is well done but I had some serious issues with the museum itself. They reference Zapruder's film and show dozens of still images of it but never show the film. They talk about how you can "clearly" see such-and-such in an image and the images are not the up-to-date digitally enhanced images you'll see all over the history channel/CNN and they really aren't THAT "clear".
Exhibits also contradict themselves. In ONE exhibit alone, they state, each time as a fact, 3 separate costs that Lee Harvey Oswald paid for the gun.
I could keep going but here's my suggestion -- pay the $16 to get in and plan to spend a good few hours, it's worth it and just go in with an open mind and be a critical thinker. Don't swallow what they're saying without chewing. Maybe you'll agree with the Warren Commission findings when you leave, maybe you won't, but either way you'll learn a lot about JFK and his assassination.

Thank Jamie S
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Go for this if you are interested in the JFK case development. You can feel yourself transported to what Oswald was looking at through he 6th floor window.

Thank volatilecandy
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

I got to visit the sixth floor museum while on a business trip to Dallas and it was definetly worth taking the time to see. The museum does a great job of exploring every aspect of JFK, from his upbringing all the way to what impact he still has today. It was a very cool trip back in time that allows you to relive his presidency and explore every detail of his assassination. It does a good job to present all theories on the assassination, as there are quite a few different views about what happened on that historic day, allowing you to draw you own conclusion. You are accompanied by an audio tour which explains all of the exhibits in detail and really adds to the experience. I would definitely recommend this to everyone, as it is a great museum that really doesn't take that long to go through.

Thank Aron S
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have wanted to visit this museum for years and were not disappointed. One thing I did not like was that we could not take any pictures on the 6th floor. The infamous window Oswald shot from is partitioned off with glass panels and is set up like it was that day over 50 years ago. Headphones and a digital player and used to go from station to station seeing and hearing about JFK and Oswald facts. Very informative!. The 7th floor was open for pictures to be taken out of the window that was one floor above the shooter's window. This gives a great perspective of what Oswald could see that day.

Thank Rob D
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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The 6th Floor Museum presents the history of JFK and his assassination in a consumable and accurate manner.

If you have any interest in history, this is a must visit.

Thank ak_f800st
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