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“I would expect a better memorial.”

John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
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Ranked #26 of 229 things to do in Dallas
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.
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“I would expect a better memorial.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

This memorial was a disappointment to say the least. For a president who had such a big impact on America and died in such a horrible manner I would expect a better memorial. Don't get me wrong, I am sure that the designer of this memorial had his/her heart in the right place. I just wish that there was more to this memorial.

Visited July 2013
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“Historical site”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

It's strangely moving walking along the grassy knoll and plaza. It's the site of one of the most important historical moments of my lifetime and you can't help (if you are 40 or more and have grown up with these images) but lose yourself in thoughts of "what if" and "why" The sixth floor museum covers JFK's life and presidency and the events of that day, leading to more what ifs -- what if Oswald hadn't been hired at the repository a month earlier, for instance. For anyone interested in history, this is a site to miss if in Dallas. All in all, it's respectfully done but my one criticism: tt's a bit odd seeing people being photographed while standing on the "x" that marks where President Kennedy was thought to be when he was fatally shot. And I wonder if the X is really necessary.

Visited July 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“History in downtown Dallas”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a very representative place in downtown Dallas. Part of US history is written right here. The place itself is not so amazing however, historical relevance make this a place to visit in Dallas.

Visited June 2013
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Buxton Derbyshire in the High Peak Forest
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had a great time going around the museum. It take around 90 minutes with the audio tour.
An expericance not to be missed. A great morning out , not to be missed , for $16 worth every cent .

Visited June 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Peaceful, if you're alone..”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

What a moving monument. This monument by architect Philip Johnson is very quiet and peaceful, if you aren't approached by a "homeless veteran" asking for money, as I was at most locations I stopped at downtown. It really took away from learning about these important monuments. I know that in the spirit of President Kennedy I should be embracing folks that need help, but it's a little worrisome to be by myself and to be approached so many times like that. But, the memorial is wonderful and you have to see it when you're in Dallas.

Visited May 2013
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