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“Stop by to reflect on the past and process the incredible horror of the Holocaust.”

Dallas Holocaust Museum
Ranked #25 of 238 things to do in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance offers a core exhibit that exposes three key events that occurred on "One Day During the Holocaust". A special travelling exhibit, video graphed eyewitness testimonies of survivors, and artifacts offer visitors a well-rounded understanding of this horrific part of world history. Visitors leave the Museum with answers to the question, how could this happen? Due to the somber topic and graphic historical photographs in the exhibits, the Museum is not recommended for children under the age of 10. However, parents should note that this Museum hosts more than 30,000 school children each year. The audio guided tour teaches the differences between bystander and Upstander behavior and the value of choices.
Madison, Mississippi
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Stop by to reflect on the past and process the incredible horror of the Holocaust.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

This museum was very breathtaking. I was sad when I left due to the inhumane way the Jews were treated. I read about the Holocaust, but this museum puts it all into perspective. After you pay, you get a remote to hold up to your ear to listen to a selected display or picture. Each display or picture has a number. This way, when traveling with a person, you may go at your own pace. They had some Ann Frank displays too. Glad I visited here.

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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great glimpse into History”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Our family of four appreciated the perspective this museum provided. Our teenager had been studying the Holocaust in school and found many connections to what he had been learning. The size of this museum was perfect as we could each go through at our own pace but not lose one another. Many museums seem to be overwhelming but the concept of "A Day in Time" offers an incredible perspective and enabled us to emerse ourselves in history.

Visited April 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A powerful experience”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Given the subject matter, it is hard to say the museum was 'fun', but it was very informative & powerful. As it is on the small side, the museum focuses on 3 separate events that occurred on 1 day during WWII. I had not heard of two of them, so it was really interesting to hear about those lesser-known events. This is not your typical museum where you read a lot; instead, there are audio guides that you listen to throughout the exhibit.

I have visited Dachau concentration camp outside of Munich and I will say I left the Dallas Holocaust Museum with a very similar solemn mood, which in this case is a good thing. It speaks to the power of the event. As the museum recommends, I would strongly consider the age of your children if you are interested in visiting.

Visited March 2013
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western Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quiet reflection”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Spending a few days in the Dallas area, we gave each family member input for our itinerary. My 12 year old chose the Dallas Holocaust Museum after reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Corrie Ten Boom's Hiding Place. She loved it and soaked up as much information as her heart and brain could hold. This museum was very quiet and reverent (it was also cool on a hot day) and stock full of information. You could literally spend hours upon hours in here reading every word and seeing everything there is to see. My 11 year old got a little bored, but she enjoyed it, just for a shorter time.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Humbling”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

This was very detailed. So quiet and full of information. Great location very enjoyable. Plenty of information for every age in the family.

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