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Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Dallas
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Address: 500 Main St, Dallas, TX 75202-3521
Phone Number: +1 214-571-1000
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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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A must see in Dallas

A must see when in Dallas and to tie in with a visit to the sixth floor museum . You will be approached by conspirarcy theorists who really just want to sell you their papers!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see when in Dallas and to tie in with a visit to the sixth floor museum . You will be approached by conspirarcy theorists who really just want to sell you their papers!

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Lancaster, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was an expereince to see where President Kennedy was assassanated but not the best expereince. We saw 3-4 homeless people sleeping on the grassy knoll, with one man urinating in the buses. The street where the assanation occured was busy with insenstive and rude tourists standing in the middle of the street where he was assanated taking gawky selfies.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have studied the Kennedy case for years now. Everyone says they imagined the place bigger. I did so too. Nevertheless, you have to come and live this must-see history place.

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be careful of the people trying to sell memorabilia, easy free to do stroll small area, museum right there too. Many take photos... we didn't feel the need too. The Kennedy assassination is inescapable when visiting Dallas, might be upsetting for smaller or sensitive children.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

"I don't think this is it" was my first impression. This historic American street scene appears to be just another downtown intersection. Locals go about their day walking past the motorcade route and Oswald's alleged 6th floor shooting window on Elm st. The scene isn"t fenced ,theres no wall or entry gate. Instead, Dallas opted to leave it as in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dealey Plaza is an interesting place to stop. The fountain and grounds are lovely and the covered walkway (on the opposite side of the street) gives a clear view of the "x" on the road marking where Kennedy was shot. You can also look up to the 6th floor of the book depository and see the window. Again, very interesting.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite moving to stand right near the very spot .... felt quite emotional. Felt that for the most part the memorial was well done. Watch out for the hustlers who try to give you a brochure so they can then ask you for money for it.

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to walk around this site. If you enjoy history, this is a must do if you are in the area. To me it was a very surreal experience visiting this site. There are a lot a folks trying to sell newspapers commemorating the assassination of President Kennedy.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved how this area is available to reminisce about our history. There is no charge. You simply walk around and read plaques of interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Pre booked tickets which avoided a relatively short queue but it was a rainy Saturday in December. The audio playback although excellent was tricky to jump through where there was a big clump of people. Informative and not to be missed as a record of a major history-changing event.

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