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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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+1 214-571-1000
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Sun 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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Solemn memorial

The plaza is a nice memorial to assassination of JFK. You are able to see the grassy knoll and the book depository as well as the location of where the shots hit. Worth a visit if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The plaza is a nice memorial to assassination of JFK. You are able to see the grassy knoll and the book depository as well as the location of where the shots hit. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Blossvale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was with in walking distance of the Hyatt regency. Great piece of history to witness. Quite a few people in the area. Only thing to watch out for is the people trying to sell you things or fill you in on the history, it is all available at the museums and on the plaques.

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Livingston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The plaza is very nice. Beware the men trying to "help" you out by pointing out facts. They are not with the city and will try & charge you $20 for helping you! They are VERY annoying.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Check the 3 markings on the road nearby to see the exact spots where the bullets hit JFK's motorcade.

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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are two men located on the elm street portion of this plaza/memorial and one gentleman was actually a lead investigator to the assassination there was some valuable information they conveyed and it was a great piece of history revealed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dealey Plaza today looks almost exactly the same is it did 52 years ago. Virtually nothing has changed - the grassy knoll, monuments and buildings including the Texas Schoolbook Depository - except for a few highway signs and street lamps. This virtual time capsule still evokes strong emotions from the assassination of JFK more than fifty years ago. For years... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

-It was incredible to see Dealey Plaza -- it was as if I had stepped into a historic photograph--looks just like everything you've seen in documentaries, books, etc. They have X's on the street where the different shots hit JFK. -I had my history buffs traveling with me so I did not stop to read many descriptions...would've liked to do... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quick stop here to see a bit of history. Not much to say really as most everyone has seen this in documentaries or movies or pictures in books. It is the same now as it was then but it seemed smaller that I would have thought. A couple of notes. The sits right on a busy freeway on ramp... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do when in Dallas whether your american or not. This historic event diddn't occur in my lifetime however it did interest me. If your in town this is a spot to see and i'm sure a bucket lister for many travellers. You don't need to much time here as there isn't much to the actual site.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice historic place for visit and remember sad story of America, and walk arround the zone, please go ahead

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