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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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This simple monument to the slain president was built on a plaza adjacent to the Texas School Book Depository building.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“grassy knoll” (52 reviews)
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Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Downtown Dallas
Main Street and Market Street, Dallas, TX 75202
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't waste your time , it's four concrete gigantic walls and that's it. Really that's it, no flame no writing other than his name .

Thank jfwalker10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

12/28 We went at 10 am to JFK museum. I have several years go and it is Awesome! This time we were gonna do the museum on our way back home to TN. Seems everybody had same idea so the wait to enter for tour...More

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure is impressive, and special, but I was more impressed by the real site close to the Museum of the 6th floor. There you get more the feeling of what happened, back in the 60s...

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From an architectural viewpoint it certainly has interesting aspects but I struggled to see how it related to JFK. Perhaps I needed a better appreciation of the context and it seemed to be a bit dirty

Thank 28jim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is history which I lived. If you go to Dallas this is a must see. You think you know but when you visit it really comes together.

Thank worthy h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in my sixties and the shooting of John Kennedy is one of the memorable events in my life. If you are an older person, the museum is a must do when in Dallas.

Thank howardfields2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come and see the reason for the Dallas 1PM lyrics by Saxon. Parking place and tourist shop available. Easy to reach by car.

Thank Breno J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited the Sixth Floor Museum about the assassination of JFK and walked over here afterwards. A quiet area. The fountain was not working. A spot to reflect on a tragic piece of our history.

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Phillip Johnson is a great architect and the memorial is very symbolic and simple - almost too simple for what it should represent. Shame on Dallas for not keeping this memorial clean, the fountain working and refurbished - the stone needs a good power! The...More

1  Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I suppose the artist had something in mind with this but was not clear to me. Fountain in the centre was not working and concrete walls were dirty.

1  Thank Andrew Q
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Doug M
23 November 2015|
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Response from Patrick O | Reviewed this property |
Yep I went to the JFK Memorial Plaza while waiting for my tour bus to arrive. If you know the area so well then you know the tour company. To my family and myself the JFK Memorial seamed unfinished. And as you stated it is... More
3 September 2015|
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Response from AcaSusie | Reviewed this property |
Holiday Inn Express. That is where we stayed.
Hotel Harry
30 December 2014|
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Response from pstee0072 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't know where the nearest one will be, but considering the size of this city, you'll be able to find one.