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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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12:00 - 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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Livingston, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is related to the President Kennedy shooting. It's interesting to see once. Not much there. Historical.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you remember where you were when you heard the news, then you must go. You can stand on the pedestal where Zapruder stood when he filmed JFK's motorcade and witnessed the fatal head shot. It's emotionally moving. This is the spot. There is an "X" painted on the street. Mentally superimpose those images you've carried with you your entire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was so strange to be here after seeing it on video so much. Beautiful plaza with historical plaques showing the history of the Kennedy assassination. Well worth a visit.

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