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“Helps you understand.”

Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District
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JFK Assassination and Museum Tour in Dallas
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Owner description: The site includes the former Texas School Book Depository and Dealey Plaza, two of the sights forever associated with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Helps you understand.”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

We visited the area in July, The museum in the old school book depository is really worth the time and cost - it really helps you understand. To be able to stand,looking out the same windows at the street right where the cars were - to even see the "X" on the street where the cars were when the bullets hit - was surreal. The memorial, a few blocks away,is not worth the effort. It is just a pile of concrete - without even inscriptions or anything.

Visited July 2013
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Dallas, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Solemn Treasure Trove of History”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Although I am a long-time Dallas resident, I had never visited this Landmark until I shared it with out-of-town guests. Combined with the Sixth Floor Museum, visitors get a personal view of the site, surroundings of one or our country's greatest tragedies and the seed for countless conspiracy theories. An absolute must see for any visitor to the DFW area and local residents as well.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Quiet and sad”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

To stand on the grassy knoll and contemplate what occurred here almost 50 years ago and imagine what might have been..so verry sad. Dallas is in the process of gearing up for the November 50th year commemorative...lots of construction on surrounding streets restoring the roadways to their directional status circa 1963. This location and the 6th floor JFK museum are the locations to fully experience while in Dallas.

Visited August 2013
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Kent, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Dealey Plaza”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Short walk from the W Hotel Victory, great clean area of Dallas, easy to get to and excellent place to visit whether on business or personal family get away. Part of history I think everyone should get to experience.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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196 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“very well preserved”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Even though it is well trafficked , it is just as it looked the day of the filming. I agree with the other reviewers, do your homework first and familiarize yourself with the history of the assassination. We started at the book depository(didnt do the museum though) and walked across the street to read each placard along the way. There are two painted x's on the street to show where the car was when JFK was hit.
The fountain in the center grassy area was under construction, so a small section of the sidewalk was blocked. You can still walk along the monument path and read other plaques. The day we were there, there was men who tried to explain their theory of what happened that day, very polite, no threat at all. It adds to the mystery and conspiracy of it all.
I took my teen daughters to the cafe/museum store across the street from the park and we watched the silent film that is continuously running in the cafe.
The JFK memorial is not here it is a few blocks away, for your information.
No excuse to miss this if you are in Dallas, it doesnt take long at all, and it is worth while for sure.

Visited July 2013
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