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Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Dallas
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Address: 500 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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10:00 - 18:00
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The site includes the former Texas School Book Depository and Dealey Plaza,...

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.

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Nice to see for history

It was nice to see the actual site of the JFK assassination for the sake of history, but my teens were bored and couldn't wait to leave so we did a quick visit and did not go to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was nice to see the actual site of the JFK assassination for the sake of history, but my teens were bored and couldn't wait to leave so we did a quick visit and did not go to the museum. A quick visit was still worthwhile to compare to the filmed image that has been in my head for years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see thing to do if you are in the area. It is a beautiful place. Best of all, it is free. For a place I have seen so frequently on TV, it is surreal to see it in person. Go and enjoy!

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Amana, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here after going through the Sixth Floor Museum. There is some interesting items, but everything is showing wear. The flags need to be replaced, the monument plaques need to be cleaned, the fountain pool bottoms are flaking horribly. Would visit again after they get their maintenance issues resolved. Also didn't care for the people hawking their tourist maps on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're in Dallas, and you like to tick off key landmarks.... you need to come here. Obviously this is the setting of the JFK assassination, so it's not exactly somewhere you go for anything but reminiscing. It is a very good place to sit and reflect on 'life' though, and on a warm day you'll find people sitting on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in the area, and likely have done the 6th floor museum for JFK, this is just beside it. It would be more for the history buffs (or the conspiracy theorists). It's certainly not the best site in Dallas, but hey, if you're right there, why not check it out.

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Huber Heights, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I must admit I was a but fusapoointed in the cinfuyion of Dealey Plaza where JFK was killed in 63. The area is tired looking and the lack of landscaping is very disappointing. Dallas shape the place up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must-see while in Dallas. So interesting to look up and see that the window where the shots were fired from remains open. An "X" marks the spot on the road where JFK was shot...it's all pretty surreal. Convenient parking and very easy access.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on Thanksgiving day and it was a very relaxing experience. I also learned much more about that day that JFK was was murdered..... It's best to go on a Sunday or Saturday when it's quite. Parking is available right there at location and very convenient.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sole purpose of our day trip to Dallas was to pay a visit to Elm St and the grassy knoll, and trust me it is no easy task to fly into Dallas, get to the Dealey Plaza area and get back to the airport in time for an early evening flight. The Dallas airport is insanely big but extremly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. The landmark is well designed with a great amount of information about that tragic day. Doesn't take long to see and well worth the time.

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